Staying home with my children is the biggest blessing of my life. I love it! (And, quite frankly, never really liked working in an office, even in my degree field)
But...it can feel a little unproductive. Laundry, dishes, vacuuming: even though these chores are a blessing to my family, they have to be repeated often and it can be discouraging to not "do" anything else all day.
So I write lists.
My mama is a list-writer, so I know I come by this habit honestly.
Because the needs and energy levels of my family fluctuate daily, I like to write a list for the week instead of a daily to-do list.
I put chores (laundry, cleaning), hobbies (quilting, silk screening, photography), quick tasks (empty the dishwasher), and long tasks (clean out the hall closet, clean the bathroom).
It's a good way for me to feel productive and make a good use of my time instead of letting things that should be done in moderation use up large chunks of time (Facebook and Pinterest, I'm looking at you two!).