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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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  • Don't laugh - maybe you have figured this out already - when heating jarred spaghetti sauce - did you know you could heat it right in the JAR?! No need to mess up another container before putting it in the microwave. 1.5 minutes for a large jar of sauce and pour it right on the pasta. Fast and less mess to clean up! It's all about the little things for me =)

    by VolunteerMom on 15th December 2008
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  • My lifesaver is online shopping, especially Diapers!! Since we have 5 kids it is hard for me to go shopping. With just a few click, they send you a box of diaper. How cool is that! I will provide you the coupon code that I used for Diapers.com. You can get $10 OFF on the first of order!! Here is the coupon code MASO115 ENJOY $10 OFF !!

    by maso on 26th June 2010
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  • I work from home one day per week. It allows me to have some quiet time alone in the house, and I make sure to schedule little breaks for myself throughout the day.

    by GavsMama on 4th September 2010
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  • i come home change immediately and rush to the gym for 30 min only

    by Joyce Massey on 13th February 2010
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  • Dear all, I would like to share a little lifesaver with you. My daugther Sonia wakes up very early and usualy comes to wake me up is the morning. So I started to leave in the evening on the kitchen some sandviches and drinks. Also I learned her how to turn on the audiosystem and have bought her children CDs. So now she is not coming on 8 am, she can entertains herself when I get get some Saturdaysleep!

    by Annaznam on 19th March 2011
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  • This is a funny one. I never have time alone so I signed my husband up for art classes, which he has always wanted. So, he goes out for 3 hours every Wednesday night and I have a few hours to myself after my son goes to sleep and my husband just thinks that I got him this gift because I love him! It works on all ends!

    by oceans mom on 21st January 2009
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  • I try to not check email as the first thing I do in the morning -- it's a huge time suck.

    by Nataly on 6th June 2008
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  • My son hates it when water or shampoo get in his eyes when washing his hair (as most kids), yet he wont keep his head tilted enough to keep this from happening. I place a washcloth on his forehead and push his head back as much as I can with the washcloth. This way, the washcloth absorbs the water and it never runs down his face into his eyes!

    by oceans mom on 9th January 2009
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  • I remember more than a few times calling my mom and being so upset because I couldn't get my daughter to clean her room...it was like she was sitting on my last nerve.. My mother said 'Pick your battles'. I was driving and wanted to throw the phone out the window! That's it? That's the 'talk me down from the ledge' response from my mom? Then she continued, "Is this really the issue you want to get so upset about?" In the 'big picture', a messy room is a 2 on a scale of 1-10. I hear her voice all the time 'Pick your battles'...and it calms me down. I always ask myself is it worth getting so bent out of shape about? or probably not. Moms...pick your battles! Melissa :)

    by melissak on 31st May 2010
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