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Websites that help working moms juggle

by Lylah M. Alphonse  |  8428 views  |  1 comment  |      Rate this now! 

Some days, juggling career and family is hard enough. Why make it harder by piling household chores and social obligations into the mix? These sites help take care of everything from stocking up on groceries to managing your money and even mailing out birthday cards on time. So take a look and bookmark the ones that help you most -- and then let them help you.

  1. Alice.com makes keeping the cabinets stocked a snap. Not only does it let you order household goods like toiletpaper and laundry detergent quickly and easily, it searches out the best prices on the web, so that you'll always get your money's worth.
  2. For baby supplies, formula, and changing table essentials, you can't beat Diapers.com. They've got all the famous brands and plenty of coupons to help you keep those reoccuring costs in check -- at least until you're done with potty training.
  3. Need help managing your money? Want to come up with a debt-reduction plan that makes sense for your household? Moneydesktop.com offers softeare that helps you find the best way to save money and invest your savings where you need it most.
  4. With GiftCardGranny.com, you'll always have the perfect last-minute gift at your fingertips -- and at 5 percent to 15 percent (or more) off face value. Gift cards are one-size-fits-all, and the selection is so huge that you're bound to find the best store for even the pickiest person on your list.
  5. Forget your best friend's birthday? Never again. Jackcards.com is a greeting card conceirge, at your service. Plug your important dates into the calendar, pick out the appropriate cards, and they'll mail them to you (pre-addressed and stamped, so you just have to sign and send) or, if you like, they'll mail them out for you instead.
  6. You've got the cards covered now, but what about the packages? Stamps.com lets you print shipping labels and customized stamps right from your computer. They're approved by the US Postal Service, so attach the label to your package and let your postal worker pick it up for you.
  7. A low-cost date night is totally doable if you're a Netflix.com subscriber. Just $8.99 gets you all the movies or TV shows you want each month. Not sure about the less-than-$10 investment? Try a free trial, and see if it works for you.
  8. Netgrocer.com lets you miss the on-my-way-home-from-work grocery store madness. Weekly specials let you make the most of sales, and great prices in general help you stock your pantry with everything you need. They even have virtual aisles full of natural and organic products for you to pick.
  9. Want to use coupons more efficiently? Your Sunday paper is one good source, but be sure to check out CouponSherpa.com, Couponmom.com and RedPlum.com for online and printable deals.
  10. And, of course, Work It, Mom! You've taken care of your household essentials and other requirements, now take care of yourself. Great blogs written by working moms, helpful resources, references, and information, and a vibrant community of people who are juggling work and life -- just like you are.

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