I can manage to feed, clothe, and nurture my children. I’m okay at helping with homework, keeping the house semi-clean, and imparting wisdom when the occasion calls for it. The one thing I’m particularly bad at is getting them where they need to be and on time. Now with school back in session, they’re going lots of places and every time I put another reminder to “drop off” or “pick up” on my phone, I die a little inside.

Carpooling is the only thing that will keep me sane. Will keep US sane. Let’s say it together. Put your hand over your heart and repeat after me: “We will carpool because we are not afraid to ask for help. Carpooling is right. Carpooling is good. I will read and follow these tips for successful carpools so my friends don’t want to punch me in the throat. Amen.”

Carpooling at its finest.