My best friend just had twins 2 months ago after having fertility issues for 10 years. They are a blessing for sure! They are also time consuming, lol. I have 3 kids myself and work in daycare with 12 one year olds all day. I have found that taking a day to plan meals for the week works best for me, time wise. I also really enjoy all the crock pot meal ideas in the recipe section. I throw everything in the crock pot the night before, stick it in the fridge, then set it to cooking before I leave for work in the morning. If it is a meal that requires side items, I make sure they are quick to cook and just make them when I get home. After a few days of planned meals, we usually have a "leftover" night so the food does not go to waste. I'm not sure of the ages of your children but maybe they can "exercise" with you. Maybe taking family walks after dinner? Good luck and welcome to SparkPeople!