Is there ever a time set aside for Mommy?

Arica - posted on 05/27/2010 ( 7 moms have responded )




I am interested in finding out from other mothers on how do you avoid getting to the point of being physically and emotionally burnt out. Sometimes we need time for ourselves but how do make time between the kids, appointments, school, and your spouse? How do you unwind?

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Aruna J - posted on 01/09/2013




When I get stressed I go out and leave my child with a babysitter. I ignore my lazy spouse ( he makes good money in the military but he's still lazy) and I go out for a drink with my girlfriends or my boyfriend ( I'm soon to be divorce) and enjoy myself at least 2 times out the week. Plus I get my freak on (with my boyfriend) then come home a play the phony happy wife---praying that this divorce hurrys to be final

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I use play time to relax and nap times as well. Along with a few hours after they go to bed. The older they get, the more independence you will get.

Tamara - posted on 05/27/2010




I go out while they are in school and do something just for me. sometimes just walk around the mall or sit in the park with a good book. But its my time away from the house I do bring my phone but only answer it if its DH (if he is working) or one of the schools.

Angie - posted on 05/27/2010




Once I became Mommy, I put our children first. When my children were very young, I didn't have alone time - it wasn't the right time for me to take that. I knew that as they grew, that time would come back. Now that my children at 9, 12 and 17 and I wish I didn't have so much time to myself. My, my favorite unwinding activity is to fill my tub and grab a book!

Sharon - posted on 05/27/2010




I used to tell my son I needed adult time with daddy. Try to set a bed time. It's hard with little ones they want mommie, and daddies don't always see that you are at the end of your rope. I also used to put my son in his bed and go sit on the porch or a few minutes just to listen to something else (his dad worked nights, & slept all day.).

Kelle - posted on 05/27/2010




For me, my kids must go to bed at 8:30 every night. This allows me to chill out for some me time & time with my husband before bed. I implemented this rule 3 years ago I have a 11, 9 & 3 in the house and let me tell you, I thank God 4 & 5 times some days to see the 8:30 time of day. Sometimes you have to just make time cause when you lose yourself it's so hard to get back to you.

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