My ego was severely 'worked out' on Monday when my new routine started - sigh, looks like i'm human again ;)
Here are a few tips for your strength building routine:
Warm up for 10-15 mins before starting.
Make sure your routine covers all your muscle groups.
Don't strength train on consecutive days, allow the muscles to recover and gain.
Focus on good form, quality over quantity.
Change your routine every 4-6 weeks.
As a Mum and a triathlete I struggle to fit it all in, so much of my training is away from my kids. Strength training has become a fun thing though. Poppy (4) and I crank Pandora (she loves Michael Franti) and 'dance' she counts reps for me and we dance around between routines - gets my heart rate up and makes it fun for both of us.