After baby #2 came along, it seemed I was always flustered and running late. I realized my day planning needed a reality check!
The solution? For 2 weeks I timed routine activities whenever possible. For example, I tracked:
-The average time of morning and evening commute
-Average time per night to bathe kids
-Average time to dress kids
-Average time to cook dinner
-Average time to clean up each night
-Average time per grocery trip (still tracking)
Time it down to the minute and log it in Excel, then average it over time. The time you spend doing this will pay off big in your ability to better plan your day and week. Its also an eye-opener to see where you could scale back.