After breakfast, she straightens the kitchen and takes a quick swipe with the sponge along the counter top.

It's time to get the kids moving. "Go brush your teeth," she yells, "and remember; it takes two full minutes with the toothbrush and  toothpaste to do the job right!"

She loads the kids into the car and drops them off at school. Today she is having her car serviced-the mechanic tells her she needs a new tire and an air filter change.

It's almost lunchtime, but there's no time to eat. She wants to make headway on a special project before the kids come home, so she gulps down a can of vanilla-flavored Slim Fast.