1. Working part time outside the house (yes, it's a fact...the happiest mothers work park time)
2. Setting aside time for yourself every week (or every day)
3. Being willing to be a "good enough mom"
4. Being able to divide your time effectively without multitasking constantly (Face it...you are human and can't do 10 things at one time! There are times when complete focus is essential in order to be successful!)
5. Being able to communicate your needs effectively and delegate tasks to others