How do you get more energy throughout the day?

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How do you get more energy throughout the day?

Maintaining energy throughout the day with toddlers. Well, first I would say use coffee, use Diet Coke. I mean, hey, that’s what works for me. But seriously, toddlers are exhausting. Right now in my life I’m home with my girls probably 60% of the time. 60% of the time I’m a stay-at-home mom. And then 40% of the time I’m a work-at-home mom. And when I’m a stay-at-home mom, I am more tired than any crazy day I might have at a job. Maintaining my energy is hard. And one of the mantras that I like to live by that I find is working for me is I pick one night a week to go to bed right after I put the girls to bed. I’m like 8-8:30. It’s almost ridiculous. But I will make a commitment and say, “tonight, I’m going to bed at 8:30.” And even if I just lay in my bed watching TV for a couple hours before I fall asleep, I find that that downtime early on, even if it’s once a week (twice a week if it’s really good) but even once a week works wonders. I also drink coffee throughout the day. So that was a joke, but it’s not really a joke. I have to have a cup of coffee in the morning. And then at 2 o’clock I have a little refresher, and I find that gets me through the afternoon.

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Jill Simonian

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Jill Simonian is a Television Host and Mom & Family Lifestyle Expert. As Founder/Blogger of the fresh and motivating online resource, Jill inspires women to keep life focused, fun and as close to fabulous as possible after having babies (with tons of funny fails) through her own personal tales of motherhood. A mom to two girls under the age of 4, Jill's relatable personality and social media wit scored her the gig of Mom-Lifestyle Expert for Hallmark Channel's "Home and Family" daytime show for 2013-2014. She frequently appears on HLN, E!, KTLA-5's Morning News (Los Angeles) and HuffPostLive dishing about celebrity parents, sparking hot-topic debate and sharing personal tips and products about all-things babies, motherhood and parenting. Jill contributes blogs and videos to top online parenting sites (Right Start, Momversation, Modern Mom), has been a 'spokesmom' for branded digital campaigns (Target, T-Mobile, Lance Snacks, Bel Brands) and co-hosted MSN's video series Her Say (2011) alongside the mother of all mom-bloggers, Soleil Moon Frye. Jill is a polished speaker, emcee and panel moderator for corporate and motivational events alike (including Skechers USA and Maria Shriver’s CA Women’s Conference). Prior to having children, Jill racked up hundreds of celebrity interviews as a full-time entertainment reporter and hosted a multitude of lifestyle and entertainment news programs airing on HLN/CNN ("Showbiz Tonight"), KTLA-5 ("Sneaks," KTLA's "Morning News"), Travel Channel ("America's Worst Driver"), ReelzChannel ("Dailies", "The Big Tease") and more. Jill is a specially-selected member of Children's Hospital Los Angeles' Digital Philanthropic Committee and is truly having a blast keeping life 'fabulous' with her husband (a pediatric surgeon) and their two wildly opinionated toddlers… fails and all.

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