Being a mom (or a dad!) is demanding. By the end of the day you have nurtured, loved, taught and cared for your child 100 times over. With so many demands, it is hard to have “me” time, but without it it’s hard to keep perspective.
This is where the power of “no” comes in. If you say “yes” to every invitation, volunteer opportunity, etc. you will become run down. Cherish the priceless moments you spend with your baby and nurturing your own spirit, even if it means saying “no” to something else. It may be only 5 minutes of enjoying a cup of coffee or stopping to take in the sunshine – whatever recharges you. Push aside the mommy (or daddy) guilt and give yourself permission to have some “me” time.
What ways do you recharge your parenting battery?