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Making Time

Today, I'm seeking your help and advice. Yes, I'm coming to the understanding that I don't know everything - despite my children's differing opinion as evident by their continued belief that I can answer the question "Why?" about any and every topic.  So, here's my question:

How do you, as a mother - or any parent - make time for yourself?

I try to wait until nap time or bedtime, but then I find other priorities like cleaning up, preparing dinner, finally checking email, doing work, or the highest priorities of going to the bathroom and taking a shower. I hire babysitters and don't feel too much guilt when my kids are upset I'm leaving without them.  But, the majority of times, I'm leaving to run necessary errands which would triple in length of time to accomplish if I take them with me - or triple in cost due to good behavior bribes  treats. And, we won't even begin to talk about media use because, obviously, it's a requirement to occupy my children for the 90 seconds needed to speed through other daily, private potty needs - that is if I don't want color commentary included or assistance granted. 

So, what do you do to guarantee time for yourself? Leave a comment below to share with other readers and pass on to other parents. Thanks for your ideas!

Now, don't tell anyone, back to Dinosaur Train...

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