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Ask Extended Family For Help
You can polish off a beautiful slide deck when the kids are screaming, but you can't participate in a department meeting, especially if it's on video, with background noise that sounds like Target at noon.

Real Mom Tip: When grandparents visit, or if they live close by, ask for their help during your Wednesday meetings. Chances are, they've been waiting for you to mention it. They may even want to make being with the grandkids a weekly date.