NEW BAKING TRICK: When you need softened butter - grate the butter while it is still hard, then mix with other ingredients as normal. It will soften quickly and perfectly and give an even dispersal of butter throughout the dough.
LOVED this! So true, wouldn't miss this great time in life with my kids worrying about a few toys on the floor or clothes all over the bathroom when there are new adventures for them to share, tears to wipe away, and hugs to be had!...I would miss out on so much if I was always worried about the mess. Just let it go....seriously.