How are we supposed to "have it all" when most of the time we can't even find it.  If there is one thing that binds all modern mothers together it is our certainty that we in fact can't have it all -- at least not all at the same time.  In our Survival Guide, you will find tips and tricks from our esteemed editors on how to stay sane, get organized, take shortcuts, stay connected to those you love and even treat yourself from time to time.  

Sarah Welch is one of the founders of Buttoned Up, a company dedicated to helping busy women get organized sanely across the spectrum of their busy lives. She is also the co-author of Everything (Almost) In Its Place: Control Chaos, Conquer Clutter and Get Organized the Buttoned Up Way

Laurie David Wants to Hear from You.

Hello parents across America, Laurie David here. You might know me as the producer of An Inconvenient Truth or as the ex-wife of a famous curmudgeon comedian. Either way, I would love your help with a book I am working on about the importance of family dinner and how to accomplish it so that you and your kids are connecting in a meaningful way. more

Holiday Photo Photography Tips.

This year, the fathers of digital photography were awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for their work and contributions to the technology of photography. The genius of their work helped make photography accessible to everyone and unintentionally perpetuated the one reliable constant in photography – the ubiquitous, awkward holiday family photo. more

Seasonal Closet Changes for Moms and Kids.

Going through your children’s clothes drawers and closets to see what fits and what doesn’t can be tedious – not to mention heart wrenching when you realize how quickly they’re growing up. more

Nutrition for the New School Year.

When your days consist of running from home…to school drop off…to work…to school pick up…to after school activities…to home - it’s really hard to be sure everyone eats, let alone a hot and healthy meal. more

Share the Bread.

Don’t have time to volunteer at a homeless shelter or soup kitchen? What can you do and act as an example for your family? more

An Organized End to Summer.

The last days of summer are on their way. As the days get shorter, and thoughts turn to back to school, get ready to put away summer things for safekeeping. Give yourself one task to do each day this week, and you’re stuff will be in tip-top shape next spring, when you’re dying to use it again. more

Staycation as a Real Vacation.

The key to any successful Staycation is to make it a real vacation! Don’t do the things you do in your everyday routine! more

Take a Day Trip This Summer.

Like to go on a vacation but can’t afford to be gone for a week? How about becoming a Day Tripper! more

Make Summer Nights Linger Longer with Family Games.

Take advantage of longer summer nights by setting aside a few game nights. It’s more fun than simply watching TV or disappearing into computers. Have your kids invite some friends over and get everyone in on the fun. more

Winning Wieners.

Stuck in a dinner rut and looking for something fun and fast for dinner? Celebrate the Hot Dog! more

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