This was what I learned (in a very paraphrased nutshell).
Wilcox used this book in his presentation. So good!
Brother Wilcox's advice was that we start looking at it like JUGGLING. When you juggle you may have a red ball (child 1), a green ball (child 2), an orange ball (husband), a yellow ball (work), a blue ball (housework), etc... And while you're juggling them all, one or two may drop while you take care of those other balls that may be more important at the time. The balls are still there, on the ground, waiting to be picked up when necessary, but there really isn't a way to juggle all of the balls all of the time. Nor does the Lord want us to "fun faster than is needful."
The story is told of Christ on his way to heal the daughter of Jairus. The crowds were thronged about him and he felt pulled in many directions. During his journey to that purpose, His hem was touched by a woman with the issue of blood. In his rush to the home of Jairus, He took the time to pause and say to the woman, "Thy faith hath made thee whole."