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What helps you juggle work and family? What's your favorite quick stress reducer? Have you found a way to squeeze in some 'me' time into your busy schedule? Share your tips!

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  • Find the floor in your bedroom, organise it, if the last thing you see before sleep and the first thing you see when you wake is tidy and peaceful you sleep better and begin the day with less chaos. And surprisingly the peace and organisation in your room will spread out into the rest of the house slowly.

    by Kaybeejaenq on 1st March 2010
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  • For me it's all about minimizing housework. I hung a net tube in the laundry room (from Ikea, it hangs from the ceiling and has different compartments - usually for toys). As I remove the whites from the dryer, I just stuff everyone's undies and socks into their own assigned tube compartment. At that point - I'm done...come and get 'em when you need 'em!

    by VolunteerMom on 21st February 2009
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  • Frozen green peas. I use them to cool down soups without making them watery -- my preschooler is on a soup kick right now. A bag of them also makes an excellent ice pack.

    by Lylah M. Alphonse on 24th January 2009
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  • Frozen juice boxes make excellent lunchbox icepacks.

    by Lylah M. Alphonse on 6th June 2008
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  • going to my room and lay down in the dark with along with the peace and just fall asleep alone..

    by Shannon on 19th March 2009
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  • Have you ever felt like someone just pressed the Fast-forward button on your day and before you know it its ten o'clock and time for bed, yet I feel like I accomplished nothing. I love to organize and with working Part Time outside of the home and FULL-TIME at home with my business, 2 children and my wonderful Husband, I really rely on a schedule and many time management tips to keep my sanity (ok, so some of you think I am already insane, I won’t argue with that) but at least I am organized. I found online scheduling software that i can sync with my husband, all of my employees across the country all on one calendar. It’s called CalendarCruncher.com, and I don’t know what I did before this online scheduler. This has worked for me to keep my chaos organized. What do you busy moms use or what other insights do you have?

    by Paige W on 11th February 2011
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  • Having friends to share kid stories with. Working out on my lunch break so I don't have to sacrifice home time to do so. The crock pot. Bagged salad. Remembering that I have my whole later-adult life to do other stuff, but my daughter is only going to be 2 for just this year.

    by Meg D. on 3rd February 2009
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  • Here is a cute summer hair lifesaver. Some mornings I am too tired and/or it's way too hot to blow hot air on my head for 20 minutes. So, I have an really easy way to get cute summer hair without much heat. After you wash your hair, let it naturally dry about half way. Then put some gel, mousse or something that holds a style through your hair. Then divide your hair into about 6 sections for long hair, less for shorter hair. These sections don't have to be evenly divided in any way, just grab six different bundles of hair! Twist the hair and then wrap each section into a little bun. You can pin it with either bobby pins, barrettes, clips, whatever you have and it doesn't have to look pretty because this itself is not the hairstyle. Now, leave your hair like this while you finish up at the house, run the kids to school, go to the gym, or whatever you generally do before work (you can even finish at the office!). Right before you are ready to leave, hit the dryer on it for a few seconds and then spray some hairspray. Take out your minibuns and shake it out. You will have a super cute curly/wavy do (depending on how long you leave the pincurls in). You can even leave these in overnight and just wake up and remove them. If your hair is overly curly, don't panic, just don't spray anymore hairspray and let it settle down. It will calm down in a few minutes. The first time you do this may take longer but once you do it one time, each step should only take about about 2 minutes.

    by oceans mom on 24th June 2008
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  • Hi moms! Just to share with you, here is a stress reducer I use almost daily since this summer : it's a single app for iOS devices but is really a smart idea! Just like your mood lamp except you can bring it anywhere. I use to relax with it, my children love it, and you can even use it as a nightlight ! This is the 'lifesaver' part, it helped me more than once with children when not at home. I wish app developers have more often such good stuff to offer ! Enjoy and have a good day, Lili

    by lili2009 on 27th September 2012
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