Balancing it all is SUCH A CHORE! I am a central office administrator for a GINORMOUS school district. I have two small children, two cats, a puppy and a husband. I am constantly looking for tools to help me keep my life from falling apart. One thing I have been using is prep kitchens such as the Chop Shop in Birmingham, MI and DreamDinners, which is a chain service that I think is national. It has been really GREAT for our family. I spend about 2 hours a month prepping all our meals and then I come home and freeze them. Every night when I come home from work, I am able to take my defrosted kits out of the fridge and pop them in the oven (or on the George Foreman or whatever) and fix the sides. It helps me keep my "domestic" image in tact.