I'm sure you've heard of the expression, "If Momma ain't happy, ain't nobody happy". It couldn't be more true. I often find myself trying to be "Super Mom", but by the end of the day, I'm more like "Grumpy Mom". Even the best moms need a little bit of time to themselves so they don't go crazy.
Some moms require a little more "Me Time" than others, and there is nothing wrong with that. I often take an hour during naps to eat lunch by myself and watch a show that is meant for audiences over the age of 5. I really enjoy having my kids close by all the time and don't really need a whole lot of time to myself. I actually get cranky if I spend more than a few hours away from my kids - weird, huh?
Even though I absolutely love hanging out with my kids, I do have my meltdowns. Sometimes I can feel that I'm getting close to a breaking point and as soon as my husband gets home I'll get him to watch the kids while I take a bubble bath and read a book. Usually I feel much better in just a matter of 30 minutes which makes for a much more patient mommy.
All moms should take a little time here or there to do something that they enjoy. Finding a way to get some time to yourself can be challenging, but it really will help you be the best mom possible. In addition to adult interaction, moms also need a little time to themselves without kids hanging from their arms and legs. You don't have to be "Super Mom", taking just a few minutes to yourself will benefit your whole family.
By guest blogger, Dee, Two of a Kind