Quick Survival Tips
How are we supposed to have "it all" when most of the time we can't even find it? If all our readers submit their top three tips for managing the chaos of modern motherhood, we will have quite a Survival Guide right here on these pages. Sometimes it takes a village just to keep your head above water. Please share your survival secrets.

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Lunch with other working moms. Sharing your similar stories from life at home and on the job will do wonders!


Nuke everything you can get away with nuking for dinner. Less mess, less electricity, much simpler clean up. Shortcuts rule.


Sometimes I just hide in the bathtub.


If You Feel Stressed Out...........It Means Your Great Mom:)


My spouse and i grocery shop on sat or sun early am and plan the weeks meals. We often cook large batches of 2 or 3 things that can be reheated during the week by teens on the way to soccer practice. Shopping together helps us both think of meals we each will cook, thus its not just "my job."


Keep a schedule to help you maitain your sanity!


Here's a quick tip on how to get your little bugger to eat green beans. You just put them on the spoon, but you put some chocolate ice cream in front of the bean, then, tell them they are getting something tasty--the little varmint doesn't know he ate the bean until he done swallered it!!


If you have a toddler, do not let him/her take a nap. That way, they will fall asleep early and you can just relax with a big, full glass of wine :)


excellent morning tip i found a grat way to delegate my older girls to get themselves ready i bought 2 hanging shelve systems from babies r us with 8 shelves that are low enough they can reach every sunday we get everything ready for the next week underwear shoes and anything special they might need for that day.. like bathing suits exc. this cut 30 min out of my morning which means i can sleep


Remember, it's OK to ask kids to help around house. Keep chanting...I'm allowing them to learn, I'm allowing them to learn.....and when they pout because you asked for help, you'll remember......you're allowing them to learn. I'm still chanting! ;-)