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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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  • I keep a list of all the grocery I have in my fridge fixed on the fridge door. This way no food item is left forgotten and gets spoiled before it can be used. also helps me plan meals in advance. As i dont have to prod in the fridge to make sure I have all the items needed to make a particular dish. Also ..... helps me schedule my grocery shopping such that I not caught without anything to cook or with too much inventory!! The icing on the cake .... I have been able to cut about 80$ of my grocery bill. hope it helps.

    by Viveka Brown on 21st December 2009
  • This summer snack satisfies the sweet tooth of any little one who is asking for a sugar hit -- but doesn't provoke the Candy Crazies. Puree a few skinned, fresh peaches with some lemon juice and a hint of sugar and pour thick juice into cookie cutter moulds on a flat pan. Place in freezer for two hours and voila - delicious peach popsicles.

    by Kristin Darguzas on 7th August 2008
  • Planning my menu for the week before heading out to go grocery shopping. I shop faster, stay in budget, and I don't have to think about what to cook when I get home from work. I just go into auto pilot.

    by LiLing Pang on 19th March 2009
  • I give myself a 5-10 minute coffee break. I tell my son that I am going to have a cup of coffee and that for those 5 minutes he needs to play by himself and I will not be responding to his questions. I make myself a really nice cup of coffee, make a small sandwich or grab a cookie and go to a favorite site or grab a magazine. I find that it only takes a few moments of this designated "me" time and loose the irritation and almost miss my son again.

    by Maria O on 10th December 2008
  • Keep a clean blackboard eraser in your car's glove compartment, and use it to wipe down your steamed-up windshield.

    by Lylah M. Alphonse on 17th November 2008
  • When cooking spinach, don't bother with the hassle of taking it out of the pack, boiling water, and wilting it over a pan - just chuck the sealed bag in the microwave for 45 seconds on full blast.

    by Melinda Lamb on 6th June 2008
  • Often, when cooking something like soup or pancakes, I´ll just double or triple the recipe and then freeze the extra. I always have meals ready to go in my freezer this way and they are constantly being replenished . . . ideal for those hectic days when you realize there´s no time to actually cook!

    by Genesis on 28th June 2008
  • I have three children and always stress about one thing or another. A very wise woman once told me to buy only one kind of white socks so that I never have to worry about matching them up after washing. I just throw them all in the bottom drawer and the little ones can get them out themselves. It' a beautiful thing!

    by Almond on 29th June 2008
  • My life saver is a marker board in the kitchen. Everything goes on there. If you want to go somewhere, or need to go to a meeting or your work schedule changes from week to week .........It has to be written on the board or you are not allowed to go. No one can come home at dinner and say I have to be at **** at 7pm. If it is not on the board you cannot go.

    by sew4heaven on 3rd October 2008