Finding "ME" time!

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Registered: 10-05-2003
Finding "ME" time!
Wed, 02-16-2011 - 8:15pm

How do you find "me" time? Do you have a certain time of day or during the week that you carve out for yourself? Is it scheduled time or do you just find it when you can? How often do you get "me" time? What do you enjoy doing with your "me" time?

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Registered: 02-18-2011
Fri, 02-18-2011 - 5:03pm

Hey there,

I spend at least 30 minutes a week on "me time". Sometimes its a bubble bath, sometimes its reading a book. When I am really lucky enough to get away, it might be an afternoon with my girlfriends, but with 3 kids, that doesn't happen too often.

I found a page on Facebook, that I absolutely love - - they share me time tips and other cool stuff. I *think* they might even be on Twitter, but I don't twitter too much.



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Registered: 12-31-2002
Mon, 02-21-2011 - 2:46am

When my ds was small I never found me time.

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Registered: 10-15-2001
Mon, 02-21-2011 - 11:29am
DH takes the kids to church Sunday mornings (I'm not religious) and that is my "me" time. Sometimes I catch up on cleaning or I work on sewing projects. We are moving soon so there will be lots of painting projects to do which I love.
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Registered: 09-07-2000
Tue, 02-22-2011 - 3:16pm
I usually find my "me" time on the weekends when my husband his home. Usually, my ILs want to take the kids each Friday night, which leaves most of Saturday for me. I also get some alone time after the kids go to bed. I like to either hop on the elliptical downstairs and listen to an audiobook, knit, or catch up on whatever might be on the DVR.

The moms' group I joined also usually has a get together every other week during the evening.
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Registered: 05-17-2001
Fri, 02-25-2011 - 4:03pm
I used to find it when my 6 yr old is in school and my 2 yr old was napping, but she has stopped taking naps! So not I try to get a half hour or so after the girls go to bed and DH is in the tub. Sometimes I get a bit more, most of the time less. I am trying to get the 2 yr old interested in watching a movie in her room while I watch something on TV and have a mommy snack. It's worked a couple of times.



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Registered: 02-26-2011
Sat, 02-26-2011 - 12:45pm
Great questions! Structure is very important... even for new moms, its vital to add health and fitness into the day, getting out even for a little while is good. take a walk, manicure, coffee with a friends... stay active and positive!