time out

"Mommy's in time out..."

345-relaxing-cartoon Do you have a time in the day where you just sit in silence? Is this even possible? Alicia wrote a great post about not having time for your friends anymore. (Read it here!)

Because we're in different stages of life than our single/no kids friends, doesn't mean we don't love those friends. Just means we have different priorities these days. It's soo important for us moms to have mom friends in our life.

Since having the twins, I've found a first time mom friend. She has a baby boy who is 3 months younger than the twins. We've scheduled to hang out once or twice a week if possible. It's soo nice to have someone to just talk to, and more than likely vent to. When we feel like the worst mommy's ever, she's there for me to let me know that I'm not crazy and not alone.

Just recently we've decided to trade off each other's kids every Friday. We have given each other 3 hours every Friday to do whatever we want or need to do.

We've been friends for a year now, and talked about it would be soo nice to have time to ourselves. We finally had a revelation and said to each other "why don't we just trade off watching the kids every week to give each other some much needed alone time".

This has been soo great! So, we both get twice a month, some time to just go read if we want, or run errands. If you can find someone to do this with, do it. You'll both love it. Give yourself a time out!

If you don't have a dear friend, please find one. Even if it's through this group of moms, find an online buddy. My sister and I are soo far apart but she encourages me soo much just through text and facebook messages.

Another mom said when she was feeling over whelmed she would put the baby or babies in their cribs, and go sit in her room for 5 minutes. Just to catch her breath.

Wherever you are, whatever you are going through find some support. You're not alone. You're an awesome mom, and no one could be better for your little one(s) than YOU!