Take Time out for YOU ...

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Take Time out for YOU ...
Take Time out for YOU ...

By Amanda Bennett

Everybody needs a few minutes a day to relax and decompress. ESPECIALLY a stay at home parent. It can some times be a little difficult to make time or even remember to make time for yourself each day, but you must find a way!!! Weather itโ€™s reading the morning paper while sipping a cup of coffee, retail therapy, a long afternoon stroll(while the kids are in school) or taking a candle lit bubble bath at the end of the night!! Being a Parent is sometimes a pretty thank less job, so itโ€™s up to you to thank yourself.

Take advantage of nap time once a week, and spend those 2 hours eating treats and watching a movie you rented just for you, or your favorite TV show.

For some reason us stay at home parents seem to feel guilty when weโ€™re not with our children, and doing some thing for ourselves. It is OK to be out for the night and not be missing your children,lol. My son was only 3 weeks old when I left him with my dad for the first time. I went to a gathering at a friends house to have a few drinks. There were a few ladies there that asked โ€œHow can you leave him so soon, donโ€™t you miss himโ€ and I replied NOPE, without feeling even a little bit guilty.(**and my son is My life**) They seemed shocked with my response. Itโ€™s not healthy to be so wrapped up in your kids that you have anxiety when youโ€™re not with them. (I know a few like that,lol) ENJOY your baby free time, it can be hard to come by,lol.

Be sure to set aside some โ€œMEโ€ time at the very least one night every other week, to get out of the house and do something YOU enjoy. Go have coffee or dinner with a friend, or partner, go to a movie, go shopping(for yourself) Get some ice cream and take a long walk. Make those few hours you have to yourself ALL about YOU,lol!!!

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Thanks-but i did everything just for me before my child was born-to be a parent you have to make sacrifices-surely your child is worth it!

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