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Patch Blogs: Work Weary; No Quitters

A recap of recent and popular blog posts in Westchester, Rockland and Putnam.

For many, the work week isn't an effortless Monday-through-Friday block of time.

The familiar Blackberry "ping" of a new missive, a briefcase packed with files, and unexpected commutes into the office are all commonplace during Saturday and Sunday.

And on top of that, there are those family commitments—carpools to the soccer field, a daytrip to the brother-in-law's.

But Patch blogger Wendy Kaufman has a solution for the all the ado—Sundays.

"Sunday is the answer," she pens. "Most of us like to relax on Sunday, hang out with family, and watch TV or football—and by all means, this type of Sunday relaxation is important in order to unwind. But we can also try a little multi-tasking, and allow ourselves to utilize Sunday, and Saturdays, as a time to get ourselves prepared for the week."

For the full read, click here.

On the parenting front, blogger Grown and Flown explains why she never allows her kids to quit an activity—be it a sport, SAT prep class or ceramics class.

"Go once, go even twice but if you commit, I told my kids, there will be no quitting," she writes. "At the risk of overgeneralizing, I think our children have so many choices of ways to enrich their lives that quitting has become an easy response to frustration or boredom."

On a lighter note, try this at-home Pizza Hut recipe from creative blogger Sharon Rowley.

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If you're interested in blogging for Patch and sharing your story, insights, opinions or photos, email kevin@patch.com.

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