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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 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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  • three words: Mother's Day Out!

    by brunettemama on 3rd April 2009
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  • Planning my menu for the week before heading out to go grocery shopping. I shop faster, stay in budget, and I don't have to think about what to cook when I get home from work. I just go into auto pilot.

    by LiLing Pang on 19th March 2009
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  • Planning at least ONE adventure day a month for me and my son...it gets us both out of the house and trying new things.

    by Deanna Leigh on 10th March 2009
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  • Sit down take a deep breath and say to yourself that there is always somebody in a worst situation.

    by Kim Zarett on 2nd April 2009
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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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  • 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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  • Keep a balloon in your purse at all times. (Deflated, of course!) It is guaranteed to keep your kiddo happy when you're stuck in line at the post office, window shopping, or trying to chat with a friend you just bumped into.

    by Diane on 11th June 2008
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