I rediscovered my slow cooker when our son was a baby and taking morning naps. I'd decide what was for dinner from our slow cooker cookbooks, prepare it and, just like that, dinner was done at 11:30am and I didn't have to do anything more but serve it up at dinner time! My husband would come home to a wonderful smelling house and I felt like a hero!
Now, I use my slow cooker when we have a busy evening planned. Life can be stressful enough when you have evening errands, but having a nice healthful dinner prepared can make all the difference. This is especially nice when your family members may be eating at different times. No more stopping at McDonald's on these nights!