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It’s Time for a Mommy Time-Out! 4 Ways to Find Time for Yourself

Being a parent is one of the most rewarding things that you can do in your life and it is the best job in the world. It is such a blessing to be able to wake up every morning and see the smiling faces of the children in your lives. However, being a parent takes a lot of you and can make you a bit crazy at times. I think all of the parents out there know exactly what I am talking about, sometimes you just need a bit of time to yourself to relax and de-stress from everything going on in life. I am going to be sharing all of you a few tips and tricks for finding time for yourself even when you have small children!
-Take Advantage of Nap Time: A lot of parents out there don’t take advantage of nap time like they really should! Nap time is a great time to sit down and watch a movie that you’ve been wanting to see, or maybe taking a nice and relaxing bubble bath. You could possibly even take that time to take a little nap yourself! Parenting can take a lot out of you and make you extremely tired, so fitting in a nap is always a bonus.
-Leave the Baby with Your Spouse: Having a partner is always a bonus because you can always leave the kiddos with them and have a night out on your own with your friends. You probably won’t be able to do this often, but every once in a while won’t hurt anything.
-Hire a Sitter: Another really great way to get some time to yourself or time with your loved one is to simply hire a sitter! There is absolutely nothing wrong with hiring a sitter for one night and going out to have a good time. Trust me, I know that parenting can get to be extremely stressful at times and sometimes you just need a bit of a break to relax.
-Gym with Daycare: A great way to get some time for yourself is workout. You will be getting healthy all while having a bit of time to yourself. There are a ton of gyms out there that offer the convenience of an on-site daycare that is included in the fee of your gym membership.
Even though being a parent is such an amazing and special thing in our lives, it can get to be a bit stressful for us. There is absolutely nothing wrong with needing to take a bit of a break and having a bit of me-time. Be sure to make a bit of time for yourself and keep your sanity! LOL

Chrystie is a mom of 3 kids and wife to one. She's sold 4 blogs in the last 10 years and now helps other women start their blogging empire. Her love for really bad reality TV is only trumped by her love for margaritas without salt. Her other addictions include spray painting everything gold and embarrassing her kids at the bus stop. #thatmom

This article has 8 comments

  1. Jessica

    Yes! I really try and enjoy nap time.. sometimes I get tempted to clean the house or “get things done” but that quiet time is so rare that I make myself sit and read, or blog or watch something I want to watch on TV (no more Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, thank you…)

  2. Lindsay

    Oh nap time! I used to use it to do laundry, clean, etc, but now I’ve gotten to where I use it to blog, craft, or work on projects that I enjoy!

  3. linda spiker

    I had six kids…I needed a time out! Great reminder to moms!

  4. Jennifer @ The Champagne Supernova

    Great tips! It’s truly hard to make time for yourself and genuinely relax when you’ve got kids and are bombarded with “getting stuff done” during down time. Cheers!

  5. candy

    Sharing this with my daughter who just had her third baby. No guilt involved!

  6. Katie Blackie

    This is awesome. Mom needs a break too! Now to find a gym with a daycare… That’s on my to-do list!

  7. Logan

    I love your ideas! I definitely try to take advantage of nap time, but most of the time I’m working during that time. It’s still a nice “break,” though!

  8. Abbey - Mind, Body, Babies

    These are great, as a mom I often put myself on the back burner. I need to enjoy my time, rather than trying to get something accomplished during nap or play time with dad.

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