Learn & Discuss
What Is Mom Time?
Mom Time is setting aside time, just for you, to do something that will fill you up. As moms, because we do a lot of pouring out, we need quiet time to fill up. Recently, I've been feeling depleted. I thought, I need to plan for Mom Time and communicate my need to my husband.
Exaspterated, it came out like this. I. NEED. A. BREAK.
Make a point to plan a break, so you don't get to your breaking point.
#1 Schedule It
First, it's important to schedule in Mom Time. After I calmed down, my husband and I decided that he would walk to the park with our toddler most evenings. This is good bonding time for him and both get exercise. So, it's a win! I had to communicate this need to the older children as well, so they would understand that Mom was "not available" at the moment.
How do you fit in Mom Time? Some ideas for a 1 hour break might be:
#2 Mom Time Kit
For Mom Time, it's great to read and reflect in a cozy little corner for mom. To get the most out of Mom Time, you can gather a bag, pen, and journal (for prayer list and mottoes).
Next, choose 3 books per term.
#3 Mom Time Treat
Now, when Mom Time arrives, you can just grab your bag, find your cozy corner, and enjoy reading. Don't forget a treat such as a cup of tea. You might try outdoors to soak up sunshine or listen to a little classical music too. All this can enhance your read and reflect time.
If you have a little extra time, why not have a beauty treat too?
Why Do You Need Mom Time?
I find when I have no breaks, I can't enjoy my family as much, but when I do have breaks, I appreciate them much more and have more to give. As moms, we are not a tea kettle that never runs dry. In other words, don't feel guilty for needing what every human needs - a little time to yourself.
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