Always Make Time For Yourself!

As busy Moms we are constantly multi-tasking. Taking kids to school and after school activities each day, Dr & Dentist appointments, cooking, cleaning, laundry, tidying, helping with homework, and dealing with the endless paper trail of mail, forms to be signed and notices from the school….. The list goes on and I am exhausted just thinking about it all. When do we ever get a moment to ourselves? Maybe an hour or two after the kids go to sleep or 5 minutes if they procrastinate on going to sleep and then we have chores to catch up on before it is our turn to rest.

Has anyone of your kids (or partner for that matter) Ever said,

“Hey mom, you work so hard, go and take some time for yourself and I will finish folding those clothes for you.”


“Hey honey, you need a break I will finish scrubbing the toilets and washing the floors for you”

Ha! Pretty Funny, I think I would fall over on the spot from shock! As a mom when it comes to breaks it’s a fend for yourself world. If we don’t make time for ourselves the family is quite happy to have us as their caregiver 24/7.

A Mom's Escape is Just What I Need!

A Mom’s Escape is Just What I Need!

Ever since my kids were babies I have always made a point of squeezing in some time in my day for me. Taking care of myself makes me a better mom. I am a happier, more peaceful person and have more patience and energy with my family when I have created some time in my day for me.

Here is a list of my top 10 escapes…

  1. A quiet space, cup of tea and a good book.
  2. Meditate – I can do it anywhere and in 20 minutes I feel like a new person.
  3. Coffee with a friend – a chance to unwind and relax together
  4. One hour Pedicure- a bit of pampering goes a long way
  5. A Nap – Babies need them and so do I (still one of my favorites only now I nap and my kids don’t)
  6. Grocery shopping By Myself! – No screaming kids, whining or I wants’, could take 2-4 hours, Heaven
  7. An afternoon at the beach – Lying in my portable hammock, basking in the sun, with a good book
  8. Actually sit and watch an entire movie without interruptions – Rare but possible
  9. Girls Days – a day with my friends walking on a beach, shopping and lunch. (then maybe dinner and a movie if we are lucky)
  10. Girls Weekend- The Best! My Favorite! Girl time and me time all in one. I try to get in at least 2-3 per year depending on my friends schedules. I always come back relaxed and refreshed.

So think about all things you used to love to do when you had spare time and make sure you schedule an “escape” in your day, every day. Even if it is just 15-20 minutes of doing something you love it will help you re-energize for the rest of your day.

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The information on this site is based on the personal experience of the author. There are no guarantees of a perfect method to raise a child, it is all trial and error. Please feel free to try some of the suggestions on this site and let me know how you make out. If you would like to use any words or pictures from this blog please contact me for written permission. © 2013

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