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12 Real Time-Savers for Busy Moms

by Erin Dower

There aren't enough hours in a day! It's a fact of motherhood. But here's another fact: No household ever fell apart from a mom consolidating some tasks and cutting a few corners. In fact, saving yourself some time and sanity will lead to a happier home life. Are you ready to make your household run like a well-oiled machine? Here are some ways to get started today.

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time saver, mother and child wash dishes

Assign Chores and Rely on Your Kids


Put those kids to work! While kids need downtime and playtime, some assigned household chores are also good for them — and great for you. Chores instill independence and responsibility in children, and help busy parents save time. Print out this chore chart and check out some other age-appropriate life skills that kids can start to take on themselves.

Next: Make Lists and Keep a Calendar

August 29, 2014



Eating a colorful diet or fruits and veggies helps ensure your child is getting the nutrients he needs to keep his brain sharp while at school. Aim to pack three or more different colored foods in his lunch (or for snack) every day.


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