With three kids sometimes it's tempting to use those free minutes, when baby is napping and my older ones are playing together, to attempt to finish a never ending list of chores.
But at the moment, I'm making a conscious choice to do something that I actually want to do during these fleeting moments. Practice a new song on the piano, write notes to our kids, make photo books and other mementos, read a book, etc. None of these projects are big and all can be started and paused in a moment's notice.
This October I'm doing my best not to be a ghost who does the laundry and cleans the house unnoticed. I would much rather have my kids notice me filling most of these free moments with activities I enjoy.