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10 Ways to Balance a Career with a Baby

Make "Me" Time

This is probably one of the hardest suggestions for new moms to follow, but it's also one of the most insightful. Think of your energy, patience and passion as a full tank of gas. If everything is going out and nothing is going back in, pretty soon you're running on empty. Psychologist Kathleen A. Kendall-Tackett, author of "The Hidden Feelings of Motherhood," believes that moms need at least 15 to 20 minutes of me time every day and a larger decompression session weekly. It sounds selfish, and it is -- but that's a good thing. Without some me time in your day, achieving balance will be a lot harder to accomplish.