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Do you remember the days when we (moms) were people too? I do and I hope you do as well. It seems that once we have kids we are no longer a person. Instead we are a mother, a wife, a cook, a maid, a taxi, a doctor, and the list goes on. But where in that list does the word woman and individual fit?
I have made sure to still be an individual and a woman without sacrificing my family. I am always there for them but they know I need time as well. I can’t complain. I do have a pretty good life and Tobei is an amazing man who helps to make sure that this happens.
Once a week one of my best girlfriends and I try to have a coffee date. We will have dinner with our families, put the kids to bed and then leave our husbands at home with the kids while we go enjoy our coffee and girl talk at our local Tim Horton’s. Sometimes the dates don’t happen. Illnesses, chores or even just wanting to relax with our feet up have us cancelling our dates. However we do try to do them as often as possible. It is wonderful as we get to catch up without the disruption of children and we go home feeling refreshed and ready to be mom again.
Another way I make time for myself without sacrificing my family is just taking an hour to myself when I need it and Tobei is home. It is no harm to anyone as it gives him and Little Man one on one time to play or just hang out cuddling watching a movie. Benefits the whole family. Mommy gets her time and the boys get bonding time.
I know many moms out there are worried to take time out for themselves. They are worried that they should be doing something for their family instead. Well you know what. We are better mothers when we have time to relax as well. Be it a coffee date, a manicure or even a bubble bath with a good book. We need to make time for ourselves. Don’t ever forget that you are a person too and you need you time as well. Everyone will be much happier.
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