How often do you........................

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Registered: 09-14-2006
How often do you........................
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Thu, 05-21-2009 - 10:36pm

get a Mom's time out? I know as Mom's we wear so many hats and are on call 24/7. Do you take some time to recharge your batteries, so you are refreshed?


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Registered: 06-14-2005
Fri, 05-22-2009 - 8:10am

Not often enough! I always feel too guilty to take time for myself during the day, especially if the house is dirty or there is laundry to do. I have to force myself to leave it sometimes so I can scrapbook. But then I am usually up late at night cleaning the house, LOL, because I can't go to bed if the house is messy!

I would LOVE a girls lunch out one of these days, most of my friends work though so it's next to impossible to arrange something!

Beth









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Registered: 09-14-2006
Fri, 05-22-2009 - 12:07pm

I hear you, Beth. I don't take enough time for myself either! I have been trying to go see a movie with my best friend once a month! I have been up all night cleaning my house too. I like to clean when no one is around, so since I home school and DH is up in the afternoons as well as my oldest is home some during the day, it is just easier for me to clean at night!

Ohhh, a girl's lunch sounds like a lot of fun!!!


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Registered: 06-18-2008
Sun, 05-24-2009 - 11:24pm

I agree!

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Registered: 09-14-2006
Mon, 05-25-2009 - 3:02pm

I tape shows too and watch them when the kids go to bed. My DH works nights during the week, so I try to catch up on my shows! I need to start getting up earlier in the morning to get my exercise done before the kids wake up. Fun nights at home are the best!!! :)


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Registered: 08-26-2007
Mon, 05-25-2009 - 8:53pm

NO - I don't!!!! That is one thing that DH has been bugging me about as we both try to get me back to my normal pre-fertility treatment stressmonster self!

Today, however, I took a 3-mile walk and it felt great. Felt a little guilty not being with DH and DD on the holiday, but it was only about 45 minutes and I really needed it.

I am SUCH a list maker, but DH can't understand why I don't book 'me time' into my lists.

How do we fix this ladies??? What a stress-reliever if we actually have proper time to ourselves!

Aimee

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Registered: 09-14-2006
Mon, 05-25-2009 - 10:52pm

Go Aimee! That is awesome that you took that walk today! I think we are better women, mothers and wives when we take care of ourselves. I am a list maker too and I have started scheduling exercising and at least one other thing that I want to do during the day! It might only be reading one magazine article, but that 10-15 minutes of peace is so refreshing! Today I painted my toe nails and read some of my book while they dried!

What I need to stop feeling guilty about is getting a sitter so DH and I can have some time together. DH wants to go away for a weekend and I get this pit in my stomach when I think about it. I know the kids will be fine with a grandparent, but I don't know if I can be away from them that long!!! EEKK!

I am all for relieving tension and stress!!! :)


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Registered: 08-24-2006
Tue, 05-26-2009 - 9:35am

I'm bad about not getting enough "me" time either ladies.

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Registered: 09-14-2006
Tue, 05-26-2009 - 2:41pm

Hey Lisa,

No more packing lunches or any household chores during your time! I find myself doing the same thing. I am always folding clothes, dusting or straightening up while watching TV. Multi-tasking is not good! :D


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Registered: 11-13-2008
Wed, 05-27-2009 - 12:04pm
I tend to veg out after the kids' bedtime to watch some shows I recorded or to read.

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Registered: 09-14-2006
Wed, 05-27-2009 - 8:06pm

Yay for that 'me' time! I am with you, Melissa! I am beginning to realize I can't survive without that time. I noticed I am more agitated and grumpy when I don't get it!


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