Magazine article Working Mother

HAVE A BETTER Morning

Magazine article Working Mother

HAVE A BETTER Morning

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THIS SECTION WILL SAVE YOU 32 MINUTES

SHORT CUT

Avert last-minute fashion emergencies by keeping tools like the Gal Pal Garment Deodorant Remover on hand to get rid of unsightly streaks ($10, gal-pal.com).

Perfume Pointers

Though you've been taught to spritz fragrance on a pulse point like the neck or wrist, apply behind knees and ankles to make the smell last longer, since scent travels upward. Try Twirl by Kate Spade for a fresh, flowery spring scent (from $18, sephora.com).

Get Them Up

To beat those get-out-of-bed battles:

1

Stir the senses.

Go into your child's room five to ten minutes early and cuddle in bed with her. She'll appreciate your sweet approach and will be less likely to be cranky. If she still doesn't stir, try rubbing her back or feet.

2

Bring on the bacon.

When making your wake-up rounds, bring along some protein, like a piece of bacon or a spoonful of peanut butter. …

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