Is Mommy “Me Time” Even a Thing?

May 11, 2018

Moms are proof of how busy it is being the parent of a preschooler. Your coffee’s always cold but you don’t take it iced. And you can’t remember the last time you checked social media from anywhere but a toilet.

From being your toddler’s constant playmate to everything else in your hectic schedule, having no time may seem like the natural way of things. But even parents need a little time out.

Here are a few tips to help you get the mommy “me time” you deserve.

First, give yourself permission. For a lot of moms, taking time away from children and chores can feel selfish. It’s not. It’s necessary and can help you better take on everything that’s on your plate.

Then there’s the fact of being your toddler’s main playmate. Look for toys that can keep preschoolers entertained on their own. Activities like building with blocks can keep your little one busy long enough for you to do your hair or get in a quick Netflix fix.

Plus, solo play can also be time for learning. So you can feel good about leaving your toddler with a toy that features numbers or letters, or sparks imagination with storytelling.

Besides, you’re not the only one available for playdates. Maybe dad or grandma can take over when they lead a funny animal parade through the living room!

With Mother’s Day around the corner, there’s no better excuse to start claiming your mommy “me time.” And we want to help you kick things off with our Mother’s Day contest.