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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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  • Being able to work from home has been a lifesaver for me. I'm a full-time employee and fortunately my boss is quite flexible and understanding when I need to modify my schedule to be home with the kids. My laptop and corporate VPN (Virtual Private Network) keeps me connected. It took time, a great attitude, and delivering quality work to get to this point.

    by Samantha on 17th August 2010
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  • Find the floor in your bedroom, organise it, if the last thing you see before sleep and the first thing you see when you wake is tidy and peaceful you sleep better and begin the day with less chaos. And surprisingly the peace and organisation in your room will spread out into the rest of the house slowly.

    by Kaybeejaenq on 1st March 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've taken multitasking to a new level and built a Treadmill Desk!! Take a used or new treadmill with straight arms (important), velcro down a small shelf, add your laptop (and in my case, an extended keyboard) - and start walking! I can easily walk and type at about 1 MPH. It's very slow - but after a morning at work, I'm totally guilt free if I don't find time to work out. A work-at-home luxury that I hope will inspire some of you -- walk on!

    by VolunteerMom on 19th 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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  • i spent long hours travelling in the co. bus....so while travelling to office i plan about 'things to do at office", while travelling back home i plan about "things to do at home"...i also maintain a small notepad which helps me scribble anything that come s to my mind (know its traditional but its very effective) like things to buy on weekend, important things to discuss with boss or doctor)

    by Pinal on 22nd February 2009
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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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  • I'm a working mom and need for my family to stay healthy during the flu season so I don't have to take time off of work. Got my boy these arm bands to remind him to cough into his arm. He loves the flames and thinks he looks "cool"! Hope this helps. Stay healthy! www.mysneezee.com

    by cb1010 on 24th October 2010
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  • Have you ever felt like someone just pressed the Fast-forward button on your day and before you know it its ten o'clock and time for bed, yet I feel like I accomplished nothing. I love to organize and with working Part Time outside of the home and FULL-TIME at home with my business, 2 children and my wonderful Husband, I really rely on a schedule and many time management tips to keep my sanity (ok, so some of you think I am already insane, I won’t argue with that) but at least I am organized. I found online scheduling software that i can sync with my husband, all of my employees across the country all on one calendar. It’s called CalendarCruncher.com, and I don’t know what I did before this online scheduler. This has worked for me to keep my chaos organized. What do you busy moms use or what other insights do you have?

    by Paige W on 11th February 2011
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