There are several different stages of motherhood. For me they correlate to the ages/abilities of my children. Brenna(1), Owen(3), and Morgan(6) (Morgan is borderline in-between) are my littles. This basically means they are completely dependent. Morgan is mostly able to pick up after herself and has beginning chores, but still needs my supervision and constant reminders.
Then there is Duncan (almost 9), my in-between. Duncan can mostly keep track of himself, but isn't really ready to help with much else. He does help keep Brenna occupied, but only when an adult or bigger kid is close by.