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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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  • Masking tape is my current lifesaver: The little kids will play with it for ages, and if they stick it to the wall or the floor it comes off easily!

    by Lylah M. Alphonse on 17th October 2008
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  • I kick back with a good book and a nice cup of tea when I can.

    by JennaC2010 on 24th February 2011
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  • THE CROCKPOT! I have 3. One has different sized bowls. I have learned to turn almost any recipe into a crockpot recipe.

    by mama2boyz on 16th February 2010
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  • 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
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  • Thankfully, no one is looking over my shoulder at work, so one of my me time squeezes is periodically checking facebook & now this site...for my daily dose of there is a life out there aside from work and being a mom.

    by MamaLisa on 13th July 2010
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  • This is a funny one. I never have time alone so I signed my husband up for art classes, which he has always wanted. So, he goes out for 3 hours every Wednesday night and I have a few hours to myself after my son goes to sleep and my husband just thinks that I got him this gift because I love him! It works on all ends!

    by oceans mom on 21st January 2009
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  • I remember more than a few times calling my mom and being so upset because I couldn't get my daughter to clean her room...it was like she was sitting on my last nerve.. My mother said 'Pick your battles'. I was driving and wanted to throw the phone out the window! That's it? That's the 'talk me down from the ledge' response from my mom? Then she continued, "Is this really the issue you want to get so upset about?" In the 'big picture', a messy room is a 2 on a scale of 1-10. I hear her voice all the time 'Pick your battles'...and it calms me down. I always ask myself is it worth getting so bent out of shape about? or probably not. Moms...pick your battles! Melissa :)

    by melissak on 31st May 2010
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  • My son hates it when water or shampoo get in his eyes when washing his hair (as most kids), yet he wont keep his head tilted enough to keep this from happening. I place a washcloth on his forehead and push his head back as much as I can with the washcloth. This way, the washcloth absorbs the water and it never runs down his face into his eyes!

    by oceans mom on 9th January 2009
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  • 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
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