12 Ideas for a Happy Mom, Happy Family

Whether you've got 30 minutes, 3 hours, or a even the whole glorious day to yourself, here's how to maximize your relaxation, so you'll be recharged when you return to your family. (13 Photos)

Lisa Milbrand on Oct 27, 2012 at 10:55PM

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12 Ideas for a Happy Mom, Happy Family

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Eat Out -- Alone

Your meal will actually be hot when you eat it and cooked by someone else. And with no kids in tow, you won't be saying things like "sit down," "chew with your mouth closed," or "no, you can't eat a sugar packet" a thousand times. Savor this meal -- and the memory of it -- for the next time you're barking all of those things at your kids at The Olive Garden.

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