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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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  • With a one-year-old, it is hard for me to carve out any significant lumps of time in the day to work, and my work requires some concentration. I had a hard time at first trying to balance getting my work done and not feeling like I was neglecting my daughter. My solution? I have started getting up one hour before my daughter in the morning. I feel much less stressed. In that one hour I get more done than I would in 3 or 4 distracted hours during the day. And now my day is free to take care of my home and daughter. Some mornings it is hard to wake up early, but I just need to be disciplined and go to bed on time. It is worth it because I am much less stressed.

    by NutriFamilyMeals on 11th October 2010
  • My daughter loves the videos on the sesame street website. We will plop down on the couch with the laptop, and I open one browser window for her on one side of the screen and one for me on the other. She can watch the videos, I can check email or just surf the internet, and we get some cuddle time together.

    by Allison on 15th September 2010
  • I started using the disposable plastic food containers to store small toys (action figures, dinosaurs, etc). Not only does it keep all of the little stuff together but a pack of them is only about $2.50. These then get placed in the toy box and we have an organized toy box!

    by oceans mom on 20th September 2010
  • I try to not check email as the first thing I do in the morning -- it's a huge time suck.

    by Nataly on 6th June 2008
  • Buy an extra set of cones and collection bottles for your breast pump, so you can always have a clean set ready to go.

    by Work It, Mom! Team on 6th June 2008
  • Frozen juice boxes make excellent lunchbox icepacks.

    by Lylah M. Alphonse on 6th June 2008
  • I'm a working mom and need for my family to stay healthy during the flu season so I don't have to take time off of work. Got my boy these arm bands to remind him to cough into his arm. He loves the flames and thinks he looks "cool"! Hope this helps. Stay healthy!

    by cb1010 on 24th October 2010
  • I love to save money whenever I can. I'm kind of like a shopaholic, but I'm a saveaholic. Don't get me wrong, I love to shop, but it's the saving part that gets me excited.

    by love to save on 26th January 2011
  • Have you ever felt like someone just pressed the Fast-forward button on your day and before you know it its ten o'clock and time for bed, yet I feel like I accomplished nothing. I love to organize and with working Part Time outside of the home and FULL-TIME at home with my business, 2 children and my wonderful Husband, I really rely on a schedule and many time management tips to keep my sanity (ok, so some of you think I am already insane, I won’t argue with that) but at least I am organized. I found online scheduling software that i can sync with my husband, all of my employees across the country all on one calendar. It’s called, and I don’t know what I did before this online scheduler. This has worked for me to keep my chaos organized. What do you busy moms use or what other insights do you have?

    by Paige W on 11th February 2011