I'm the busy mom of a 4 year old son. He suprises me each day with his insightful comments, (ie. a "pot hole in the road is there because some body left their pans out in the street"). I manage to balance him, a full-time job and full time grad school. As busy as I am, he is my sanity.
As for major accomplishments in my day .... if all of the socks match up when they come out of the dryer...I count that as a bigger accomplishment than the research paper of the year!