In my ideal world I would have time to do everything I need to do: cooking and cleaning and caring for the kids, spending time getting to know my neighbors, giving of my time to help more at Church and with things in the community, helping out at the school; and still have time to scrapbook as much as I want. But, that just isn't a reality right now. I do get to do a lot of those things and feel like I find a pretty good balance most of the time with the kids and their activities. The house is pretty clean most of the time and everyone gets fed ☺ If I want to scrap it has to be in whatever few minutes I can find during the day, which can be hard to do with a two-year old.
I did an "Easy, Detailed, Expert" article for Scrapbook & Cards Today a while back and these layouts were some that I ended up not using because the end result wasn't quite what I was looking for.
In the first layout I kept things very simple, as you can see:
Supplies: American Crafts Dear Lizzy Lucky Charm collection
This second layout isn't that much more complicated but I added some additional pictures, mixed up the alphas in the title and added a few more details.
This third layout is quite a bit more detailed but it ended up being TOO much. You can see, though, how through each step I added more to the layout.
If you find yourself with just a little bit of time to scrap you can still do it, just keep things more simple. If you have a scrap area where you can leave a project out on your desk without fear of it being touched by little hands you can add little bits here and there. I have found that I can still scrap, I just have to modify the way I do things so that I don't have to give it up entirely.
Happy Thanksgiving and happy scrapping!