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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 take my toothbrush into bed with me! I curl up and get some precious alone time with a good book while I brush. I'm multitasking to get some Me time, but it also gets me brushing much, much more thoroughly. My teeth have never been so clean!

    by Diane on 10th June 2008
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  • I make a menu for the entire week. My least favorite thing about meals is planning what we're going to eat, so I get all of that out of the way at one time.

    by mamajama on 9th 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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  • 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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  • I keep a running list of "stuff" in my planner. When something else I need to do pops in my head, I dump it on the list. That gets it out of my head and on paper, and I don't get stuck two hours later trying to remember what I need to do.

    by Kelly O on 9th June 2008
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  • I use technology to save time in my family's health care. Our clinic has an online records and communication system, and I use it to communicate with doctors, set up regular appointments, and renew prescriptions. No phone tag, no long waits on hold, it's much more efficient.

    by Daisy on 10th June 2008
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  • I do the food shopping, but my wife actually tells me what to buy, so she suggested that I create a custom, checkboxed list of all the stuff we usually buy. Now, all we have to do is check the boxes instead writing out the same things each week.

    by Avi Spivack on 10th June 2008
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  • I got ruthless with email. I love email, but it was sucking up too much precious time. I check my inbox first thing -- often standing up so I don't get too comfortable! -- and review everything as quickly as possible. That way, when I sit down later to start work, I actually do *work*!

    by Diane on 10th June 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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