"The word 'practice' covers everything that Buddhists do in their efforts to achieve clear understanding and benefit other beings....Last week I spoke with a Buddhist friend who had just had a baby. 'How is it caring for a little girl?' I asked. She replied without hesitation, 'It's twenty-four hours a day of practice.' She was being called upon to pay attention to, and to act with compassionate caring toward, this tiny human being constantly throughout day and night. And she was attempting to do it, not by rote but with full presence of mind and spirit. This is Buddhist practice."
To Practice: Bring your full presence of mind and spirit to one of the household activities. See what a difference regarding it as practice makes.— Sandy Boucher in Opening the Lotus: A Woman's Guide to Buddhism