I was reading an article today about an artist named Liz Lemon Swindle...something she said really caught my attention.
"I knew that raising a family was the most important thing I would do in this life, and I didn't want the art to interfere with that. I also knew I needed the Lord's help as an artist, and I could only expect him to do his part if I did mine. So I made a choice when I had children that I would only paint after I put you all in bed. I did my part, and the Lord did his."
I really thought that was wonderful...it was a reminder to me to put my kids first during the day while they are awake.