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12 March 2012

Moms, make the most of me time

Kicking back during free time does wonders for men's mood, but does little to ease the strain for busy wives and moms, a study shows.

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Kicking back during free time does wonders for men's mood, but does little to ease the strain for busy wives and moms, a new study shows. Among mothers, free time may be too entangled with caregiving to be the 'pause that refreshes', researchers say. Take steps to make your life easier – today.

Take action:
Plan ahead – try to avoid making three separate trips to the chemist, the video shop and the supermarket; make lists – it's much easier to work your way through a list than to try and remember frantically what the last two things were you had to do; do things immediately – the telephone call to the principal of the school ends up taking you ten minutes, after you spent three days agonising about it; buy household necessities in bulk – this will avoid desperate trips to the 24-hour-shop; list kids' activities – put a copy of this on the fridge and carry one with you; and make permanent arrangements with domestic workers and babysitters. 

 
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