My life style is laid back, and as much as possible I try to run my full time business without a rigid routine. PB+J by the creek, silly dance contests, and mid-day cuddles are all mainstays in my week long plans. I have to be honest, I think balance is bullshit. It's challenge to create, edit photos, respond to emails, cook breakfast/lunch/dinner, pitch magazines, blog, vacuum, coordinate community events and nurture the inquisitive minds of a 3 and 6 year old- but it can be done. It doesn't have to translate to an orderly date book (or be done all on the same day & it's okay to ask for help) When you strive for this illusion of balance- you get a deadline, ear infection, or a genius idea. I work on weekends, forget birthdays, and sometimes my hamburgers end up like hockey pucks (and you already know I can't bake!) It's not balance I'm looking for in my life- its harmony. How about you? How do you achieve it?