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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 packages of instant oatmeal and a few tiny boxes of raisins in my desk at work. When I want to eat cookies, I mix up a cup of the oatmeal, sprinkle on the raisins, and have that instead. It's a close second to a cookie, but much better for you!

    by Lylah M. Alphonse on 16th June 2008
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  • my "me time" is limited... however i make it a point to fill the tub up with bubbles, light some candles & relax once the baby is asleep... i call it "pamper mommy time"! i also agree w/jessicaXs, sometimes having a drink is nice to

    by dakotasmommy on 23rd December 2010
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  • My big lifesaver is having a glass of red wine with dinner or right after. Having a drink that no one else in my house likes, let alone can have! reminds me that there are somethings that are just for me!

    by JessicaXs on 21st November 2010
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  • Traveling for business? Take digital pictures of your packed luggage (open and closed), leave the images on your camera, leave a copy at home (or on your computer), and put the prints with your passport and tickets. If your bag is lost or any item is missing, you have picture-perfect evidence to show officials -- and may even get your stuff back.

    by Lylah M. Alphonse on 20th August 2008
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  • my favorite stress reducer is either cooking or working out... depending on the day ive had! on the HORRIBLE days, i can turn on my ipod & hit the gym to "run away" and on the less stressful days, getting in my kitchen & cooking is a place i can go & no one bothers me

    by dakotasmommy on 23rd December 2010
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  • My biggest daily lifesaver is making the school lunches at night. As big a pain as it is to make myself do it, I'm always so grateful that it's already done while I'm getting four kids ready for school in the morning.

    by jengray on 22nd December 2010
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  • Personally, I light a scented candles, take bubble baths, then shower off and listen to guided meditation. As my regular work out I do whatever the children do at the playground.

    by Fungsquai on 21st July 2010
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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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  • Dab a little teething gel (like Ambusol or Orajel or the generic equivalent) on a mosquito bite or bee sting to "take the itch away" -- the lidocaine in the gel numbs the skin the same way it numbs the gums.

    by Lylah M. Alphonse on 10th June 2008
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