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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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  • Now that airlines charge so much extra for checking your luggage (as much as $120 per suitcase, roundtrip, on some carriers!) I find it easier and cheaper to ship some of my essentials to my destination, especially if I'm traveling around the holidays. It takes a bit of extra planning, but it's definitely worth it.

    by Lylah M. Alphonse on 19th March 2010
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  • I used to run home, change and get right into the family business of dinner and cleaning. Now I go to my bedroom change and workout. I feel much more relaxed when I emerge from my bedroom

    by mama2boyz on 26th April 2010
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  • three words: Mother's Day Out!

    by brunettemama on 3rd April 2009
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  • Every year I always leave making the goody bags for my son and daughter's party until the last minute. This year I found a true time saver! I purchased my favors from www.JLPartyFavors.com!

    by busymomof2 on 28th December 2008
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  • Just to clarify on the previous post on the prepare then share emergency supplies. By getting a membership to receive it all at wholesale. You are not obligated to sale a thing. There is just incentives if you share this information at 50.00 a person. This is just a way to help individuals, families, and communities get prepared for the unexpected at a wholesale cost. I just wanted to explain in the post below some of the incentives they have if you share the information.... It's an amazing concept for a great cause.

    by Darby Green on 20th June 2010
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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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  • The summer is supposed to be a time for kids to enjoy not having to be in school and to just enjoy being kids. However, with the heat that some of us are having, or the rain, or whatever the case may be, they don't always get to go outside and play. Here's something fun for them to do inside ...

    We all know that it seems like the washing machine often eats our socks. My husband and I have plenty of socks that have lost their partners. Take some of your socks that you can't find the match for, and take some of your children's socks that you can't find a match for, and let them turn them into sock puppets! Purchase some washable markers and let your kids draw faces on the socks, give them clothing, etc. and put on a puppet show! After they're tired of the same ol' puppets, just wash the socks! Since the kids used washable markers, the marker will be washed out and they can draw some new puppet characters and make up new stories. This is a great way to keep the imagination at work.

    by Tiffany M. on 1st July 2008
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  • I've taken to getting my hair cut at night - and I LOVE it! I get to eat with the family, put my daughter to bed, and sneak out to the salon for a glass of wine, girl talk and pampering. (our local Aveda salon is open 'til 10 each night!!) My appt. is at 8:30 and I'm home by 10, looking good and feeling better. I know it's a waste to sleep on a newly coiffed head of hair, but I love the ME time and don't have to waste a Saturday!

    by VolunteerMom on 4th December 2008
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  • I figured this out by accident. My 11-month-old hates being strapped into the car seat and it's even worse with her heavy winter coat on. And it's frustrating to fight her on this issue, when I pick her up from daycare! So I buckled her in without the coat on, then put her arms through the sleeves of her coat, OUTSIDE the straps! (The coat on backwards, basically.) Kept her warm from the lobby to our car, and she didn't fuss as much! (This is such a tiny tip; I don't know if it'll save anyone's LIFE, heh, but it's been helpful to me the last 2 days!)

    by el-e-e on 16th January 2009
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