Would you mind sharing your crockpot cookbook? I love crockpot cooking for busy weeks!
As to how I manage - we have a cleaning lady who comes 2 X a month. The sheets only get changed when she comes and this is the only time the bathtubs are cleaned. This isn't perfect, but it's good enough for now. We pay $150/month for this, and it's the best money I spend.
I mop the kitchen at least once a week and sweep it daily. I vacuum the living areas once a week. Basically, I'm always cleaning, folding, organizing, decluttering or cooking. But, it's OK. It's my house, my family and I enjoy being there. Also, my husband helps a lot with cooking. We freeze a lot of meals away and eat mostly completely homecooked meals. Also, I garden obsessively and am learning to keep chickens so we have lots of fresh food around which means less trips to the grocery store and better quality of food.
One way that helps to accomplish all of this is not having a TV. We occassionally stream some tv over our internet, but this is usually for 30 minutes at the end of the day.