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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tima
291

Have the sitter come 15 minutes before you think you need them.

yangkim
291

For late start days with teens: Take one to starbucks for a latte....they will tell you everything that is going on and appreciate the special drink.

midwifemama
289

I have found losing the guilt over the screen time my kids enjoy, which frees me up for a few moments to do...whatever I need to...uninterrupted, has been invaluable. Finding quality content, like http://www.MobiStories.com, for them lets them enjoy their iPods or computers & get something good out of that time. And I can finish making dinner, or finish a blogpost, or emails, or........

MobiMom
289

For pre-schoolers, bundle their pants with a matching shirt, socks and undies. Put the bundles in a low dresser drawer so that they can pick out their clothes and dress themselves in the morning.

mmgrandinetti
288

Get your teen to be your "tech support." I paid my 13 yr old this Christmas to enter all my addresses into a spread sheet. My 22 yr helped convert my phone to a mp3 player...they love being the expert and I had awesome help doing something i am not so swift at!

midwifemama
287

To be patient!!!!

marthaaraceli
286

Don't judge me and I won't judge you because I know and you know that half the things we say we will never do, we'll do and that we will probably be on both sides of the working/stay at home fence at some point too.

genymom
286

take the time to enjoy the little things like the random i love yous and lil hugss

PaRtieofiVe
285

Don't think too far ahead - sometimes just getting through the day is enough. Don't worry about how you are going to help your middle schooler do homework when you are not even out of diapers! It can be overwhelming to think too far ahead. You will figure it out!!!

MaryA
285