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Make Time for Mom: A Theme Week Kickoff

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Categories Balance, Making Time for Me, Mommy Issues, Perspective, Theme Week

Welcome to Making Time for Me Theme Week 2015!

This week of posts has been a long time coming. The HDYDI MoMs have been talking about getting it underway for over a year. Other priorities were more pressing and I couldn’t quite find the time to pull the pieces together.

That’s exactly what this week is about. As mothers, everyone and everything else comes first: our children, our spouses, our careers, our communities. Many of us remember to nurture everyone but ourselves. We all know that balance and mental health require us to include ourselves on the list, but it’s easy to let ourselves—our non-mommy selves—fall to the wayside.

This week, the exceptional How Do You Do It? writers are going to share our thoughts on the time we devote to being something other than mom. We’re going to talk about what we do during those fleeting moments. We’ll discuss the sacrifices we make to find time for ourselves and the sacrifices we make when don’t. You’re going to read a variety of perspectives because we’re all different and me time means something utterly different to each of us.

How Do You Do It? is, above all, a community, and we welcome your voice too. Share your thoughts with us here in the blog comments, or on our social media in response to our posts. If you’re inspired to write about your own thoughts and experiences making time for yourself, or have an older post that fits the discussion, please link it to our theme week linkup. Tell your friends!

Making Time for Me - a series on mothers finding time for themselves in the middle of the insanity of parenting and lifeFrom August 31 to September 4, 2015, How Do You Do It? is running a series on “me time” for mothers: why we need it, how we make it, what we do with it. Find the full list of posts on the theme week page.

Have you blogged about mommy time on your own blog before? Are you inspired to do so now? Link your posts at our theme week link up! We’ll do our best to share them on Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter with the hashtag #metime.

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Sadia (rhymes with Nadia) has been coordinating How Do You Do It? since late 2012. She is the divorced mother of 10-year-old monozygotic twins, M and J. They live in the Austin, TX suburbs, where Sadia works full time in information technology. She contributes to a number of parenting websites and magazines and also runs The Mommy Blogging Guide, where she answers mommy bloggers' technical questions.

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