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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 pick a couple of times a day to clean up after my kids, otherwise it would be non-stop. I also find that when I deliberately pause and take a deep breathe, it's just the break I need.

    by Katie on 9th December 2008
  • 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
  • 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
  • Sit down take a deep breath and say to yourself that there is always somebody in a worst situation.

    by Kim Zarett on 2nd April 2009
  • I clean my bathroom while the boys are in the tub....I am stuck sitting there anyway, may as well keep busy!

    by Angela on 6th June 2008
  • three words: Mother's Day Out!

    by brunettemama on 3rd April 2009
  • 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
  • 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