Remember that your schedule is not your master-it is simply a tool to help you accomplish what you want to accomplish. If playing with the kids is important-there's no reason why it can't be included on the schedule-even if you have to cross off cleaning the bathroom today to fit it in. You can always put that "crossed off" task on tomorrow's schedule. Take charge of your schedule and your time. Keep working on ways to use your time efficiently and write down any ideas that you can use in the future. Look back over your schedules for the week and congratulate yourself for everything you have accomplished. If something isn't working-change it! If dinner is scheduled for 5 but still cooking at 7, schedule dinner for 7:30 and include more time for meal preparation. If no one is tired at bedtime, plan a quiet activity at that time and push bedtime back or schedule more vigorous activity in the evening or late afternoon so they will be ready for sleep at bedtime. Make yourself a schedule and make your schedule work for you!