The following hung on our wall growing up - and my mother (with 8 children) truly believed and lived it:
Cleaning and scrubbing can wait 'til tomorrow,
for babies grow up we've learned to our sorrow.
So, quiet down cobwebs; dust go to sleep.
I'm rocking my baby, and babies don't keep.
A couple of years ago, our family was rushing about frantically - trying to get six kids and two parents to every activity we could cram into a schedule for at least five over-achievers (my oldest son and I don't always fit that description). My wife and I made the conscious decision to slow down, let go of everything except the one thing that each child wanted to do most and have more time to spend together as a family.
It was one of the best decisions we have ever made.