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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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  • Pocket calendar. I'm divorced, work full time and am my son's personal assistant! Knowing were he has to be at all times is great when it's not all in my head :)

    by DG on 9th July 2008
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  • Buy a package of clothespins at the grocery store and use them instead of twist ties on things such as bread, plastic bags etc. So much easier! I delight in ripping off the twist ties that come on things and replacing it with a clothespin. I even use them on things in the freezer.

    by Kathy on 25th April 2009
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  • Create a reading "nook" in an empty room or secluded corner of the house. Use a screen or furniture to create a feeling of separation if needs be. All you need is a comfy old armchair and a reading lamp. Even a few minutes a day in your nook curled up with a book will recharge you. It's an easy and free way to build a tiny bit more "you time" into your day.

    by Diane on 13th November 2008
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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 don't think I'll ever live without diaper wipes again - great stain removers for that peanut butter hug I got on the way out the door, quick dust when monster-in-law is coming over, and works great to wipe down the kid car grime on the doorhandles and dash. I'm telling ya, they're the all-purpose cleaner of the century! But you do have to wonder about something that is gentle enough to use on a baby's behind, yet is caustic enough to clean coffee stains and grease off your work clothes...hmm...

    by mommapolitico.blogspot.com on 24th June 2008
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  • I am a WAHM and doing that juggle can be a real challenge. One thing that helps me a lot is to have a network of people I connect with online or on the phone, with whom I can share ideas and support. Working with a biz coach is a huge help as well because it allows me to identify and focus on my priorities.

    by Cindy Schulson on 15th November 2008
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  • Keep a container of wipes in your bathroom, and wipe down the sink and counters after your brush your teeth at night. It makes deep-cleaning the bathroom much easier, too!

    by Lylah M. Alphonse on 6th June 2008
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  • Recently, I've been portioning out chips and snacks into small zip-top baggies and piling them into a basket on the kitchen counter. It makes it easier for my kids to grab a snack for themselves, and it makes packing (all five) lunches much faster!

    by Lylah M. Alphonse on 30th June 2008
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  • I seem to always have an endlesss to-do list so anything that will allow me to save time, reduce stress and the amount things I have to-do is important to me. Recently, I saw an ad for online grocery shopping. I peaked my interest because going to the grocery store is time consuming. Then, you have to deal with your screaming child and other people's screaming child. Also, let''s not forget the long lines to check out. I use online grocery shopping because they deliver and you can still use manufacturer and store coupons. I saved time and was less aggrevated because I ordered my groceries from the comfort of my home and the groceries were delivered to my door.

    by frugalone on 13th November 2009
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