This fall I read a book, Living and Sustaining a Creative Life, by Sharon Louden. A friend I met in Italy, the artist Christina Renfer Vogel, recommended this book to me, and it was exactly what I needed to read! Among other things, the book made me aware that most artists need a regular studio practice. It's definitely something I need. With regular, consistent studio time built into my life, I am better able to meet my other responsibilities and relationships with a graceful, loving presence.
6 am yoga and meditation
7 am make breakfast for family
8:30 kids leave for school
9-10 exercise (usually a walk)
3 pm cup of strong tea
3:30 kids come home. chores and make dinner etc.
evening: family time
I also spend some time each evening practicing the piano and working on my novel. I often do my website stuff and blogging in the evenings as well, or else I find time on the weekends.
I'll be honest, not every day is like this. Once in awhile I have to take a day off and stay home getting caught up on a bunch of important stuff like housework or finances that are out of control. It's not a "perfect" system, and it's not carved in stone, but it's a dependable routine that suits me very well.
I hope this was interesting or inspiring in some way! Good luck to everyone in figuring out their own helpful routines, incorporating the things they value most into their daily lives.
I happen to find this sort of thing fascinating, so please share your own creative routine in the comments if you wish!