I Don’t Know How She Does It & Eversave Back to Beauty Giveaway

by Jennifer on September 14, 2011

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During the past week,you have probably seen the ads for the movie “I Don’t Know How She Does It” with Sarah Jessica Parker (opens on September 16th) and it reminded me that I wanted to share a video about one way I approach trying to balance/manage/organize the home, kiddos, biz, meals etc.

Without further ado, the wall calendar of all wall calendars….

As I mentioned in the video, I love to indulge in a mani/pedi for some ‘me’ time but in order to do so, I need to hunt for deals. Lucky for us and in support of all moms who “do it all,” Eversave is sponsoring a special Back-to-Beauty promotion and today they are featuring spa-centric deals so moms everywhere can save money and enjoy some much needed “me time”.  

But before I share the deal AND giveaway (yippee!), I want to some statistics that evershare gathered just in time for the upcoming release of the Sarah Jessica Parker movie I Don’t Know How She Does It. Eversave, one of the top three daily deal sites targeted toward women and their families, surveyed more than 700 mothers to find out how they “do it all.”

In the film, Parker’s character, a working mother, lies awake at night mentally running through her “list” of things she needs to do. In reality, 90 percent of the respondents said they lie awake at night thinking about the things they need to get done. For both mothers who work outside the home and those who parent full-time, the same concerns keep them awake:

*Money stress: 71%
*Worrying about their kids: 53%
*Finding time for their spouse/significant other: 45%
*Preparing meals/managing the household: 33% (oh, I can help with this one!)

With statistics like that, it makes sense that we need some time to destress and relax. The deal that eversave is offering today is a mani/pedi combo. at Salon 2000 in N. Attleboro, Massachusetts. How does $27 for a mani-pedi instead of $55 grab you? Plus, new members use their $3 credit. You know you deserve it!!

What, you want a manicure & pedicure for free? Alrighty then, let’s giveaway two Salon 2000 mani/pedis!

To enter, leave a comment telling me: ‘What are your tricks & tips for managing your time and staying organized?’

For additional entries (you must answer the questions above & leave an additional comment on this post for each entry. If you don’t enter above, the entries below are void):

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This giveaway will end on Wednesday, September 21st at 11:59 pm EST.  The winner will be chosen by random.org and will be contacted by email. The winner must respond within 48 hours or a new winner will be chosen. The coupons are valid to use until 8/31/12.

Disclosure: I am being provided with one discount code for participating in this campaign.

Cidalia September 14, 2011 at 2:15 pm

My tips and tricks? Well, I use lots of lists and I try to prep things as much as possible the day before something needs to get done.

melissa September 14, 2011 at 8:40 pm

I have a calendar book that I plan everything in. I have blog posts scheduled weeks in advance, plan meals, and everything else I can possibly fit. I have to learn how to write smaller though, I have too much going on for my big handwriting!

Vickie September 15, 2011 at 5:20 pm

Agree…tips and tricks are a challenge. I do try and get most things done at night once all are snug in bed…I am a night owl…so my alone/me time too. Especially, getting everything done for am…night before is a help…another is having everyone help out…make own bed, have chores…put clothes in laundry room, put own clothes away…PUT the Dishes in washer…hmmm that is a hard one for some reason.
Another thing I have totally stopped is lists or books…it was depressing to me as I never got the list done! And, would always be adding more…so I never felt like I was accomplishing anything.
And, finally, go easy on yourself…it is OK…I have finally learned to not be perfect and to say NO.

Vickie September 15, 2011 at 5:21 pm

I am a newbie…just found your site…love your recipes…that is how I found you…and, now a facebook fan follower too. Also, I did post a comment on your wall.

Andrea Watts September 17, 2011 at 7:02 pm

Always keep your dishes washed. It saves lots of time.

Andrea Watts September 17, 2011 at 7:08 pm

I like you on Facebook and wrote on your wall

Andrea Watts September 17, 2011 at 7:09 pm

I subscribe to your RSS feed

Andrea Wattsa September 17, 2011 at 7:12 pm
Cidalia DeSantis September 20, 2011 at 11:04 pm

I liked you on facebook.

Cidalia DeSantis September 20, 2011 at 11:09 pm

I subscribed to your RSS feed.

Liza September 22, 2011 at 10:00 am

tricks and tips… i swear by mom MomAgenda because that allows me to keep everything organized… but i go a bit overboard because i also tend to end up keeping 2 more calendars… one in the kitchen so i can look quick and another somewhere else (always being moved). and my endless lists. ok, this is sounding disorganized. it’s more like an organized chaos. 🙂

Liza September 22, 2011 at 10:02 am

liked you on fb

Liza September 22, 2011 at 10:03 am

tweeted from @Liza_Rae http://twitter.com/#!/Liza_Rae

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