This week’s 22 posts on “me time” here on HDYDI, as well as those on the theme week link up, have shed light on the complexity of making time for the non-parenting parts of our lives. Some repeating motifs have become apparent.
Nurturing ourselves is crucial, and it takes effort and planning when we have young children. MandyE, Krysta, Mari, Elizabeth, and SaraC all gave us practical ways to incorporate time for that nurture into our days in their excellent blog posts. Michelle gave us some pointers on the very basic, and surprisingly challenging, act of eating with two newborns to care for.
Not every mother gets “me time” away from the children. Both Beth and Jen Wood wrote about this, as did I. Elizabeth brought a uniquely single parent perspective to this point. And SaraBeth found herself away from her kids in a completely unanticipated way.
“Me time” changes over time, and the three of us with the oldest children in the group all pointed this out. MandyE and I wrote about how our use of me time has changed over the years, while Michelle noted that it hasn’t changed as much as some might expect.
Interested in reading this week’s posts? Here’s the full list:
- Monday, August 31
- Tuesday, September 1
- Evolution of Me Time – Sadia
- SAHM vs Working Mom Me Time – MandyE
- Do These Five Things for Yourself to Be a Better Mom – Krysta
- Me Time? What Me Time? – Beth
- Wednesday, September 2
- Thursday, September 3
- Friday, September 4