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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 used to work crazy hours, thinking that career (or just a feeling of being in demand?) is everything. These days I realize that WORK IS ALWAYS there. So I come home after normal hours and enjoy my 20-month old daughter. Every evening after dinner I go and sit on the floor. This is an invitation for my little one to come to me and play. These moments worth everything!

    by Max on 24th March 2009
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  • three words: Mother's Day Out!

    by brunettemama on 3rd April 2009
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  • Instead of making it into the office for early morning meetings, I dial in during my commute (hands free of course!) It has made my days much easier to start as I'm not trying to cram in getting the kids ready, off to school and Steve McQueening through traffic to make it into the conference room. It gives me a back at lease an hour.

    by Michele on 11th June 2008
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  • 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
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  • Keep a balloon in your purse at all times. (Deflated, of course!) It is guaranteed to keep your kiddo happy when you're stuck in line at the post office, window shopping, or trying to chat with a friend you just bumped into.

    by Diane on 11th June 2008
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  • 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
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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
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  • Throw an old T-shirt on over your business clothes so that you can do the morning kid routine without worrying about spills or stains

    by Lylah M. Alphonse on 6th June 2008
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  • It's allergy (and pink eye!) season again. If your child needs drops (or goopy ointment), try applying them to the skin on the corner of their eye, right by the bridge of their nose. Wait a moment for the heat of your child's skin to liquify the medication, then tilt your child's head so the medicine runs into their eye. When they blink, it'll go in with minimal mess (and fuss).

    by Lylah M. Alphonse on 30th March 2009
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