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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Always put foil on a baking sheet...you never have to scrub a pan.


SLEEP when they sleep,...Lord knows you can't when they're awake.


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.


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........


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


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!


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.


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.


To be patient!!!!


With teens: I try to take ne kid at a time to a store with me for errands...good one -on -one talking...sometimes its a chance to get them underwear or whatever personal thing they need and don't remember to ask for.