God is a god of order. It is evident in everything he has created. Order gives our children security and freedom to be, well, kids!
What does order look like? For me it involves several aspects. First is we have a daily routine. Not a schedule with exact times--that would make me neurotic, but it does work for many. We have a general idea of what will happen in our day. Wake up, breakfast, clean the house, playtime, read books/school, lunch, rest time, and so on.
Of course we have days when the routine falls apart, or the park calls our name for several hours. To me, that is one of the best parts of being a SAHM--ultimate flexibility.
Secondly, is the order of my household--ie:clean and de-cluttered! I have to fess up here. Our house is on the market, so it has to stay in a perpetual state of clean. Also, since Reese was born Terry has pampered me with a housekeeper that comes every other week. So, I don't have to worry about the mopping and cleaning the shower. But, it wasn't always like this. So, if you are not a neat-freak by nature, like me, check out the Fly Lady. She will show you how to get your house orderly and de-cluttered (over time) and keep it that way.
This post hasn't been terribly poignant, but just to the point. Mainly because, even though these two things are very important, they are the ones I most struggle with. So, good luck! I know I need it...