Life is complicated enough when you only have a career to worry about. Add a spouse and a house a pet to the mix and things get a little more complex. Yet still, nothing has the power to turn your one-man show into a three-ring circus quite like a baby.
Then, just when you finally start to get into the swing of life with a little one, maternity leave wraps up and it's time to head back to work. Textbook advice may ease the transition to a degree, but your best bet for long-term success (and sanity) might be tried-and-true advice of moms who've been through it.
We asked to hear some of your most cherished tricks on Twitter and Facebook. Below is a collection of our favorites, from setting limits to keeping that "supermom" complex at bay.