When my kids were young I took care of them, homeschooled them, and kept a clean house ... then came life. When they got older (and busier) and I started getting book contracts I couldn't keep up with it all. I started with delegating some of the chores. Even though they didn't do them as I did at least they would get done! Later, I hired a teen girl to clean my house. After that I've hired people for other things--paperwork/assistant stuff, accounting, and sometimes even cooking! (Yes, I've paid friends to make meals for me!) I think as moms we try to do it all ... and we miss out time with our kids and our family. When I'm thinking about whether or not to delegate I consider what I can do and what someone else can do. I need to write the books I'm contracted to write. I need to be the wife and the mom. So if I'm able to hire people to help with the other stuff then I have more time for only what I can do.
What are some areas you delegate in your own life?