I used to be SUCH a type A personality...I wanted to know not just the when, the where, how much, with who; but how all those details were going to come together. I make lists for everything. Mostly just so I can cross things off as they get done:) I like my home to be in order, my car to be clean, my bills to be paid the second I get them in the mail. I balance my check book all. the. time. Am I stressing you out yet?! Needless to say this flew out the window as we had more babies. My life quickly got less out of my control and after baby #3 I pretty much went into survival mode. I hate survival mode. It's not fair to anyone...especially my boys. SO I have very slowly been learning how to come out of survival mode and into the land of the living and thriving. How? My returning to my roots and making lists:) (see the pics below). This has really helped me to not be so overwhelmed and to just be more planned out with the day to day events. BUT I am super flexible and I do not freak out (anymore) if the things on the list don't get done or if we don't stick to the schedule. What do you do to help maintain your sanity?