I have been trying to squeeze in some reading and personal research lately on how to get in control of the daily chaos, mess and parenting I am required to participate in. Some of the books I've found at the library (one of my jobs is to save money hence borrowing and returning, oh how I wish I could underline in them!) are The 7 Habits of Highly Successful Families, How to Raise Kids on a Little Money and Confessions of a Happily Organized Family. Two of the three I am in the middle of right now, some day I will actually read a whole book. Anyway to get things done I tried to make my to do list last night for today while prepping the coffee maker. This morning I made lunches, filled out a year book form for Dylan (thanks Grandma!) and then walked Dylan to the bus stop in the blowing wind. I'm no Martha but I did manage to sweep and mop the floor while Lincoln was napping and get most of my homework turned in for the week. I have a long way to go but at least almost 3 years into being a stay-at-home mom I'm finally getting into the groove of things. Yes I wish I could get carts of groceries for free like on Extreme Couponing on TLC or I wish every night we ate 5 course meals and my children were always happy and clean, but overall I think we are getting some where.