April McCaffery is a single working mother of two and a blogger in Burbank, Calif. She’s always working on balance.
What’s your best get-out-of-the-door-fast time-saving technique?
Do as much as possible the night before, and tell your kids you need to leave a half hour earlier than you actually do.
What’s your favorite dinner shortcut?
The slow cooker. It takes us about an hour and a half to drive home from the girls' schools—and even longer if my oldest has dance class, so when we finally do get home, none of us want to wait even 20 minutes for me to cook something.
What’s your parenting motto?
"It's All About Balance," which is why I named my blog that. Particularly as a single working parent, I would often get overwhelmed. Focusing on one thing at a time helps me get closer to the ever-elusive balance of ensuring that both girls get their needs met, that the responsibilities get done and that I also have time for me.