I think one of the things that makes my days a little "easier, " or more flexible is knowing I have a Mommy Game Plan. I have it laminated, clipped to my calendar that sits on my desk in the kitchen. Now don't go thinking I'm over-the-top crazy here. I've used it for years now and it really keeps things moving along. I haven't been very good keeping with it lately, thus the selfish reason for this post. Every now and then this blog keeps me in check.
I have my week broken down into different categories: workouts, cleaning, dinner meals, etc. Then I write own what I plan to do on Monday for each of those things: I run 3 miles/weights, kids laundry and downstairs, muffins for breakfast, Mexican for dinner. Etc., etc. It makes everything seem doable, I'm able to make sure everything gets done throughout the week - which leaves me guilt free feeling when there is down-time and I'm playing trains, instead of stressing about what should be done.
It's fairly easy, yet helps this mommy manage my time. Gotta love that.