Sara’s top ten­sion tamers

Coun­try mu­sic su­per­star, wife and mom- of-seven Sara Evans, 46, shares the strate­gies that keep her slim, calm and en­er­gized no mat­ter how chaotic life gets

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As Sara Evans pre­pares for a hec­tic hol­i­day sea­son jug­gling fam­ily re­spon­si­bil­i­ties and tour dates for her al­bum At Christ­mas, she’s feel­ing the pres­sure to get it all done. “Life is hard for women be­cause we have to make more choices than men. There is so much pres­sure on women to find the bal­ance to make ev­ery­thing hap­pen and make every­one happy,” she says. “We have to prove that if we are work­ing, noth­ing at home is lack­ing, and if we’re home, that our work isn’t lack­ing. As moms, we stretch our­selves to the limit.”

To keep the con­stant jug­gling act from tak­ing a toll,

Sara makes a point to carve out quiet mo­ments to un­wind be­tween to-do’s. “My hus­band, Jay, and I have this rit­ual af­ter we put the kids to bed where we find some­where to sit out­side and have a glass of red wine and talk,” Sara notes. “It’s our fa­vorite thing in the world to do.” Read on for more of the stress-bust­ing tricks that Sara re­lies on to keep up her go-go-go en­ergy and pos­i­tive out­look as she nav­i­gates the hus­tle of the hol­i­day sea­son.

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