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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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  • SLEEP! I really try and make sure that with all that I have going on - I get enough sleep, even if it means goign down when the kids go down!

    by Jennifer on 25th August 2010
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  • One of the things I do when I get home from work is give the kids a snack and go into my bedroom for about a half hour and relax. I do this to give my mind a break and refocus before I tackle house chores, cooking, etc. Once I feel rejuventated I can do more than if I came home with frayed nerves.

    by Charvella Campbell on 12th June 2010
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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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  • It's not a "lifesaver" in that it doesn't save me time, but I wanted to say that I still just LOVE the "my day snapshot" here on WIM. It's such a great way to stay motivated, and then go back later and see little snippets of my life as a working mom. LOVE IT.

    by el-e-e on 13th October 2011
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  • I've taken multitasking to a new level and built a Treadmill Desk!! Take a used or new treadmill with straight arms (important), velcro down a small shelf, add your laptop (and in my case, an extended keyboard) - and start walking! I can easily walk and type at about 1 MPH. It's very slow - but after a morning at work, I'm totally guilt free if I don't find time to work out. A work-at-home luxury that I hope will inspire some of you -- walk on!

    by VolunteerMom on 19th January 2009
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  • A glass of red wine does wonders for me after a horribly stressful day.

    by Katie McLaughlin on 6th June 2008
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  • I have 2 year old triplets and a three year old all boys and I was about to go crazy. I was frustrated with my weight this long after having the babies and totally stressed about doing the same thing everyday (wake up, dress, breakfast, work, come home, screaming kids, dinner, bath, bed, flop on couch...). We joined our local YMCA and now go EVERYDAY! It was only $59 a month with free kidzone and classes so everyone gets a break. The kids get to play with other kids and get out of the house and my husband and I do our own thing for an hour. LIFESAVER!! (Lost 27 lbs so far since Nov.)

    by Alexplustrips on 28th February 2012
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  • Honestly? I make use of the downtime in between tasks. I check email while the pasta water boils, I put makeup on in the car - ONLY at stoplights, and I put off answering texts or emails for when I'm waiting in line at the bank. But I also prioritize a little "moment of peace" time, if I only have a second. I just close my eyes and breathe till the toaster oven dings.

    by Meg D. on 9th October 2010
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  • Always bring your shades with you.

    by The Ipster on 20th August 2009
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