Structure in life does a lot for me: I can do things I love if I'm creative enough with my time, I can cook and bake for my family the way I've always dreamed of doing, and mostly, I feel confident. Like I can balance all aspects of my life. This structure, of course, comes in seasons. Right now, we're it an all time high since the move. Settled in a new place, two daily naps I can expect my babies will take, they're eating three meals a day, playing and rolling until they're tuckered out, etc. All of these elements have given me the structure I've longed for.
One of the most exciting parts of the day for me is in the morning. After breakfast, getting dressed, and the likes, we're all off to the basement for a time. Kids play, babies suck on anything within a foot of them, and I can run around and organize or sew.
Sew. It really is therapy. I pull fabric from my shelves, get input from the girls while they "cook", and I can whip something together. There is always a running list of things to make for children, friends, and our home.
And it is an easier size to clean than those store bought highchair mats. And talk about super instant gratification to start and finish by the time lunch comes around!