These 12 very surprising tips will make you a better mother
Hide Out from the Kids
It works for Gwen Stefani, who locks the door on her closet to hide away from her kids when it all gets to be too much. If your closet's slightly smaller than Gwen’s, find another spot -- lock the door to your bedroom, hide out in the bathroom, or even just sneak away to the laundry room for a few minutes of R&R. On tough days, those few minutes away from your kids can be sanity-savers -- and put you in a better frame of mind to deal with them the rest of the day.