When tired, sleep. Just sleep - turn off the phone, leave the dirty dishes, just sleep. I am now way past mommying (my daughters are 38 and 42 and new moms themselves) but this is what saved me when they were young. I was in a way fortunate in that I could not function with not enough sleep, so it was essential for me. Pretend it's essential for you too. Because lack of sleep is bad for your face and bad for your health.”
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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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Dab a little teething gel (like Ambusol or Orajel or the generic equivalent) on a mosquito bite or bee sting to "take the itch away" -- the lidocaine in the gel numbs the skin the same way it numbs the gums.by Lylah M. Alphonse on 10th June 2008468Vote!
I got ruthless with email. I love email, but it was sucking up too much precious time. I check my inbox first thing -- often standing up so I don't get too comfortable! -- and review everything as quickly as possible. That way, when I sit down later to start work, I actually do *work*!by Diane on 10th June 2008151Vote!
I use technology to save time in my family's health care. Our clinic has an online records and communication system, and I use it to communicate with doctors, set up regular appointments, and renew prescriptions. No phone tag, no long waits on hold, it's much more efficient.by Daisy on 10th June 2008159Vote!
I make a menu for the entire week. My least favorite thing about meals is planning what we're going to eat, so I get all of that out of the way at one time.by mamajama on 9th June 2008156Vote!
I keep a running list of "stuff" in my planner. When something else I need to do pops in my head, I dump it on the list. That gets it out of my head and on paper, and I don't get stuck two hours later trying to remember what I need to do.by Kelly O on 9th June 2008158Vote!
Medela's Quick Clean Micro Steam bags are great for sanitizing breast pump parts at work, but you can also use them at home to zap the bottles, pacifiers, and teethers.by Lylah M. Alphonse on 6th June 2008148Vote!