A co-worker of Kenny’s gave me a little book years ago when we were expecting with James and it quickly became one of my favorites. Juggling Tasks, Tots, & Time has many, great practical advice for new moms. One of the many things I’ve remembered over the years is a small, simple piece of advice: In the morning, before starting your to-do list, get your machines running first. Start a load of laundry, load the dishwasher and start, or start downloading pictures from your camera to the computer, etc. Get your machines started first so they can be working for you while you do something else. It seems like common sense, but it is something I still think about every morning. And it is extremely helpful!