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10 Ways Moms Can Instantly Destress!

By Danielle Sullivan |

mom stress, mom health, working moms, mom pick me ups, SAHM, mom destressors

Perhaps we're multi-tasking too much?

A Forbes poll recently revealed that whether you are a working mom or a stay-at home mom, you are a little stressed out.

In fact, they say that both groups are equally stressed. While the poll made some buzz in the media, was any mom really surprised by it?

I certainly wasn’t. Parenting is stressful no matter how you arrange it your family’s work schedule. But it doesn’t have to only stress because there are quick ways to bring some tranquility to a busy day.

I’ve compiled a list of 10 instant ways that I destress during one of those days.


What is your best pick-me-up? Share with us in the comments below.


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10 Ways Moms Can Instantly Destress!


I really enjoy coffee but I don’t have it everyday. Yet when I am stressed, I find savoring an iced coffee (or a hot coffee when it’s cold out) calms me immediately.

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10 thoughts on “10 Ways Moms Can Instantly Destress!

  1. Jenny says:


  2. Danielle Sullivan says:

    @Jenny, I agree- there is nothing like music!

  3. Melissa says:

    Seriously all of those. But coffee for sure!!!!!!

  4. Brigette says:

    Why do you insist on using these damn slides? people complain non-stop about them, they slow my computer down, make the page jump around, and are just plain annoying to read! Why, WHY do you continue to use them? there are complaints everywhere, and not one single comment from a person saying they love the slides. Please get rid of them!

  5. michele says:

    A cup of tea usually helps.

  6. June says:

    This is the top 10 list for de-stressing? Seriously? Where is the wine, ice cream and sex?

  7. Michelle says:

    My ipod + my hoop = Instant stress relief

  8. letvs says:

    wow Brigette…guess you didn’t look at those slides.

  9. Katie at says:

    Coffee, for sure, but also doing something that has a tangible end product. We work so hard at parenting, but it’s hard to see the results. Doing a craft, rearranging accessories in my house, or even writing a blog post give me something to show for my hard work. :)

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