In this phase of my life, my daily struggle is most definitely balance. Balancing the plates of full time student, two assistantships, children's choir director, and wife is a challenge. I do my best, though I am not always the most successful. Each week, I sit myself down to make a plan - daily goals, weekly goals, monthly goals get set. If I follow my own plan, I can find ways to fit it all in.
Two tools I have found invaluable in my organization are:
Wunderlist. This app, free for my iPhone, lets me categorize my to-dos and combines the multiple lists into a daily and weekly list. I love the feeling of checking things off as I accomplish them! I can share honey do and grocery lists with my husband, or with my colleagues on combined projects. The app has a version for my computer and another for my phone. They sync automatically, so I'm always just a click away from productivity.
iCal sync'd with Google Calendars. Thanks to iCal and google calendars, my husband and I can keep up with our crazy schedules at the same time. We share our calendar between all of our devices. I keep track of appointments, gigs, and travel information here. Specific due dates and to-dos pop up in Wunderlist.
In combination, these two programs keep my life on track. An occasional operator error is all that derails my productivity! How do you keep up?