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10 ''Me Time'' Ideas for Busy Moms

by Erin Dower

The concept of "me time" can be laughable and guilt-inducing for many busy moms. But it's a healthy, necessary part of modern parenting. Check out 12 real time-savers for moms, and then enjoy these 10 simple ways to enjoy a bit of time to yourself.

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Make Dates with Friends


Meeting up with other busy women and moms can be twice as tricky as finding plain old "me time." Mark your calendar with some "friend dates" each month. If your spouse or someone else can watch the kids in the evening, that's great. If not, try to make lunch or coffee dates during the day with friends who live or work near you.

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