During my morning prayer I like to read a book by Lisa M. Hendey, A Book of Saints for Catholic Moms. You learn about a Saint each week, it includes a bible verse for each day, activities you can do with your children, family prayer and something to ponder. I recommend this book.
I am a big planner. Planning things out helps me accomplish my goals. I have learned (the hard way), that if you want to manage your house smoothly, you need to plan. Money Saving Mom has great resources to help you get organize. She has free downloads you can print out to help you get started.
I have to tell you, I really like getting up early before my family. It feels great to start the day with prayer and be set for the day when my family awakes. Love it! Love it! Love it! ok one more time LOVE IT!
If you have any great tips or resources you use to manage your house smoothly, please share. Thank you.