I came across a post my friend wrote about Doing Less. The idea is to simplify, do your best and not stress about doing everything for everyone. The post suggested keeping a running list of what you do in a day, rather than what you should get done.
Here's my list for the day:
6:31 Maddie wakes me up demanding breakfast.
*take a few minutes to wake up.
*chart my BT
*start the washer that I loaded last night
*send Rich off to work after a healthy dose of flirting to get him through the morning
*make breakfast and feed 3 kids & myself
*made brownies for church concert tonight
*clean up from breakfast
(at this point it's 7:48 am)
*do school with kids. This means: sing O Canada in english & french, sing songs (4), mini french greeting lesson, devotions, read picture book, read 2 chapters of Magic Tree House book, calendar time, puzzles, 2 pages in workbook each, french lesson, Canadian geography (during all this I brushed my teeth and frosted brownies, put ham in the oven)
*do another load of laundry
*call Dr to discuss Graedon's weight
At this point I stopped keeping track because my paper was all filled up. It was 9:45 am.
It's no wonder I'm so tired.