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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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  • My favorite way to destress is to inhale, exhale and remember that I need time for me. You need to take care of YOU! No one else will.

    by JessicaXs on 14th August 2010
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  • "Never Say Die Attitude", lots of energy and positive thinking.

    by Pinal on 24th February 2009
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  • Love this book: 50 Great Tips For Living A More Organized, Happy And Healthy Life!: How To Reduce Stress, Get Organized, Be Fit, Travel Well And Other Tips For Living Life To The Fullest http://www.amazon.com/Great-Living-Organized-Happy-Healthy/dp/1450526829/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1270992734&sr=8-6

    by SienaWard on 12th April 2010
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  • A night out with my girlfriends once a month is my real lifesaver. This give me the opportunity to tell a bunch of moms that truly understand about all the craziness that's been going on with work and the kids. By the time I'm ready to go home, I've gotten it all out of my system, shared a bunch of laughs, compared their stories to mine and realized I didn't have it so bad, and picked up a few pointers. I leave refreshed and ready to conquer whatever else comes my way.

    by Joy on 9th July 2008
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  • Always keep a business card in an easy-to-find place in your purse or laptop bag; slip another one into your coat or jacket pocket. If you accidentally leave these things behind while you're out and about -- or if someone takes yours by mistake -- it'll be easier for someone to return them to you!

    by Lylah M. Alphonse on 7th July 2008
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  • Toenail polish was my lifesaver after my second daughter was born six months ago. As simple as it sounds, toenail polish made me feel like a normal person and realize that, after three months of no sleep and a Cesarean scar, my life WOULD get better. I would once again be able to stay up late and watch NCIS ;) www.themamalady.com

    by SusanPM on 9th March 2010
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  • Personally, I light a scented candles, take bubble baths, then shower off and listen to guided meditation. As my regular work out I do whatever the children do at the playground.

    by Fungsquai on 21st July 2010
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  • Anyone who has tried to get a splinter out of a child's finger knows how hard it is. Tweezers are the hardest tool to use on a child that won't be still. How about trying to remove a splinter like this ....

    This works especially well with splinters that are sticking out of the skin, but it can also be used on those under the skin as well. Get a piece of translucent tape (Scotch tape, etc), place it over the splinter, and pull the tape up. Simple and easy. You can also use duct tape, but make sure to stick it to your jeans or shirt first so that it isn't so sticky.

    Another way to remove splinters without the use of tweezers is to take some Elmer's glue and place it on and around the area where the splinter is. Let it dry, and then have your child pull it off. The splinter comes out with the glue. Kids especially love this because the glue looks like they're peeling off their skin.

    by Tiffany M. on 28th June 2008
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  • Buy an extra set of cones and collection bottles for your breast pump, so you can always have a clean set ready to go.

    by Work It, Mom! Team on 6th June 2008
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