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The Importance of “Me” Time in the Land of Mom

“Me” time is so very rare in the Land of Mom.  I have four small kids ranging in age from 2-9 and their needs are certainly plentiful.  There never seems to be a second where someone doesn’t need something from me.  On top of the demands of my children I have the house, the work, and the hubs.  I find that these days I am everyone’s everything and only one person is not getting any attention.

That person is yours truly.

Sure I skip out every few months to the salon and have my grays and roots covered.  Maybe I pop into the occasional clothing store and buy myself new earrings or shoes.  Of course there is the elusive ladies night where I get to jazz myself up and spend a few hours sipping adult beverages and talking with my entourage.  All of these self-care sporadics are fine and dandy, but I am finding that they really are not enough.  I have found that simple moments of “me” in between the big events really can help sustain and carry me through the long, demanding days of parenthood.  Here of my secret “me” moments.

 

Stealing Your Kids Snacks

After the kids are tucked into their beds I am the ultimate snack thief.  I creep downstairs and help myself to their fruit snacks or maybe a package of mini muffins.  Heaven forbid I eat these goods in front of them.  They would flip their tiny little lids!  There is something so soothing about standing in the dark, silent kitchen at the end of the day eating a pudding cup.

 

Purge Their Crap

I don’t know about you but the clutter of kid crap makes my blood pressure spike.  When it really gets to me and I start seeing piles of junk in my sleep I will walk though the house pitching their junk.  Lock yourself in a room and just throw stuff away.  It’s invigorating, empowering and will restore your mom-soul I swear.  Good bye McDonalds toys, birthday party trinkets, bouncy balls, and broken jewelry.  Into my little black trash bag you go.  Never to be missed nor seen again.

 

 

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41 thoughts on “The Importance of “Me” Time in the Land of Mom

  1. Great ways to take back some me time, as I am guilty here of not having much of this myself. But when I do, curling up with a good book or Netflix watching is my go-to me time. But I also love the purging of my kids’ stuff, as well 🙂

  2. Me time? What’s that?! Haha! I’m a fellow fan of throwing away my kids junk (comic book ‘gifts’ and the such like!), and since going back to work last month I am taking full advantage of my hour lunch break! Pure, silent bliss! #DreamTeam

  3. Me time is a must when you can get it. Having some of your children’s snacks made me smile. My perfect me time is a quiet bath #bloggerclubuk

  4. Oh yes I am winning at me time today – I’ve been for brunch, been shopping, binned a load of old toys and clothes and booked a spa weekend! (Just need to avoid looking at my bank account, oops).
    Thanks for sharing with #coolmumclub lovely x

  5. Hahah this is so me – using me time to steal chocolate and purge toys! Probably should try to arrange some more spiritual me time soon! Thanks for linking up to #coolmumclub lovely xoxo

  6. Oh, I am so guilty of snack thievery and stealthy purging. As a matter of fact, I think it’s about time to go on another purging binge! Thanks so much for sharing at the #happynowlinkup!

  7. OMG – I am having my first night away from the kids in almost 11 years next weekend!! Can you actually believe it. Technically I’m working, but I get to stay away for one WHOLE night! I get very little actual time alone so this is massive! Sarah #FabFridayPost

  8. Oh yes me time is few and far between for us!! I love the idea of eating their snacks though this is something I probably should just buy in for them! Mum fail right there.
    I enjoy a good clear out too so when mine has accumulated enough I’ll do this! ‪Thank you for linking up to the #familyfunlinky‬

  9. Ah I love me time in the evenings but it doesn’t happen every evening as my son still loves to wake up through out the evening some nights haha!
    Great post! #sundaybest

  10. Having a toy purge always makes me feel better. I recently bought even more toy boxes too, just so I don’t have to look at the endless array of plastic when they’re in bed! Thanks so much for sharing with #Blogstravaganza xx

  11. Ah! This made me laugh out loud! I too find so much joy in throwing stuff away! Broken toys, the littlest annoying things that come in party bags and get broken within seconds of getting home… It’s so liberating when I get to throw them away. Just today, I was secretly planning my next round – hmm.. when will I be alone? When can I do it? 😉 Thanks so much for linking up at #KCACOLS. Hope to see you again next time!

  12. Ha ha this made me laugh as I just chucked out the dreaded ‘Smurf’ Houses Macdonalds are giving away as they are doing my head in being left around everywhere! (wait that makes me sound like my children only live off Happy Meals!) I am definitely with you on the snack stealing! Nicky x #Blogstravaganza

  13. I have to ask if you’re being serious here … your little ones don’t miss those hideous bits of plastic tat they got in a party bag from 3 years ago? My two ask where stuff is the second they wake up and realise it’s gone lol, even if they haven’t touched it in months! I think I must be doing this parenting thing all wrong!!! #SundayBest

    Louise x

  14. where can I find this “me time”? Do they have it in Tescos cos if so they are always sold out when I look ha ha
    Thanks for linking to #ablogginggoodtime and don’t forget to join us this Thurs.

  15. Oh yes! Especially the purging the crap part. I put things in a box in my closet for a month. If he hasn’t noticed it missing in that time, out it goes.

    Thanks for sharing on #FridayFrivolity

  16. Haha I love that you eat chocolate on the treadmill! That really made me giggle (and is just the sort of thing I would do… if I even owned a treadmill!) #blogcrush

  17. I couldn’t agree more! It’s always important to keep a little time for yourself, to catch a breath or enjoy a hot cuppa of a lovely bath. #KCACOLs

  18. My ‘me’ time is when I take off to the gym or have some peace to watch tv in the evening before the other half comes back from work! It isn’t much but I do cherish it haha #KCACOLS

  19. I think me time is super important especially as a parent. It’s not always easy to achieve, but much needed to recharge. #KCACOLS

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