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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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  • I give myself a 5-10 minute coffee break. I tell my son that I am going to have a cup of coffee and that for those 5 minutes he needs to play by himself and I will not be responding to his questions. I make myself a really nice cup of coffee, make a small sandwich or grab a cookie and go to a favorite site or grab a magazine. I find that it only takes a few moments of this designated "me" time and loose the irritation and almost miss my son again.

    by Maria O on 10th December 2008
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  • each night before bed, no matter where my teens are I give them a last check in to make sure they know its almost that time (curfew) also to say I love them! And in the mornings I call to tell them good morning and keep up the good work of being in on time.

    by maliboo on 18th July 2008
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  • My lifesaver is tea tree oil. I always keep a bottle or two in the house! You can Google some of the uses/benefits for yourself. We apply it to bug bites to remove the itch, put a drop in our ears for earaches, my daughter is applying it to a plantar wart with great results, it cools sunburns and is a great antiseptic on wounds/cuts. Apply it to your chest or under your nose when you are all stuffed up from a cold. It is an easy solution for MANY ailments!

    by KathyHowe on 11th June 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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  • Right now I'm loving my heated neck wrap. The clove scent is calming and the warmth on my shoulders melts away all the tension from a tough work day.

    by PRMomAZ on 8th December 2008
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  • Often, when cooking something like soup or pancakes, I´ll just double or triple the recipe and then freeze the extra. I always have meals ready to go in my freezer this way and they are constantly being replenished . . . ideal for those hectic days when you realize there´s no time to actually cook!

    by Genesis on 28th June 2008
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  • I have three children and always stress about one thing or another. A very wise woman once told me to buy only one kind of white socks so that I never have to worry about matching them up after washing. I just throw them all in the bottom drawer and the little ones can get them out themselves. It' a beautiful thing!

    by Almond on 29th June 2008
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  • Keep a clean blackboard eraser in your car's glove compartment, and use it to wipe down your steamed-up windshield.

    by Lylah M. Alphonse on 17th November 2008
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