And no, I am not talking about my children!
Growing veggies and cooking from scratch adds time into my already very full day. I think if I lived on a farm in the back of beyond and had all day to devote to homemaking I would be much better off. However, I don't, so I dwell in my reality - and rejoice in it.
But there are all sorts of "city distractions" and I have to count every minute of my day to fit in everything that needs to be done.
So I use my slaves, perhaps a kinder term is "servants", to help me in my tasks.
The young guns are things like my stick blender and other small helpers. My big helpers are my Kenwood Chef which churns out the most delicious pasta 2 or 3 times a week.
My bread machine will need replacing soon after many years of faithful service, but still manages to give us a decent loaf, or mix my doughs for rooti and rolls.
And then the Kenwood again is used for making our dog food...chopping and grating is quick and the whole process takes no more than 20 minutes twice a week.
But I also love the smooth batters it makes for our morning flapjacks and waffles.
Other tools that I find useful are here at homesteading tools.