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  1. Barb
    Mar 13 - 9:13 am

    Here’s how I define balance in my life: if I’m not stressed and feeling behind, then I am balancing what’s on my plate. I don’t have everything in the world on my plate. Just my priorities.

    My one tip – selective neglect. Focus on your strengths. Get help for the weaknesses, or re-examine whether they are weaknesses. I’m not big on reading to the kids anymore, however, I will take them to the library whenever they ask, and my kids are voracious readers. They see me reading. It works for me.

  2. Elana Winfrey
    Mar 13 - 11:12 pm

    …with 5 kids, I just let go of trying to do it all. I’m not afraid to ask for, and receive help. Also, I two that are teenagers now, and can help with their younger siblings. it’s teaching them responsibility and a stronger sense of ‘family,’ while the time keeping me form having to do it all. A stress free, balanced Mom raises well-balanced kids—that’s my belief.

  3. Faigie
    Mar 15 - 2:40 pm

    I think maybe women today are finally starting to learn that they can’t do it or have it all. Don’t we all wish we could be “superwomen”? but alas…the super people are only for the movies

  4. Jennifer Donovan
    Mar 16 - 9:07 am

    Great post! I’ve never been compulsive about housework, so that helps. But I did realize that I wasn’t really fully present for my kids at the end of the day, so my tip is that I try to be sure I’m off the computer (for the most part) after they get home from school — from 4 until dinner.

  5. shelly
    Mar 18 - 12:49 pm

    I try to make a list of things that are more of a priority and focus on those. And if I don’t cross everything off, that’s okay.

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