Moms do so much all of the time. Every single day. From the day you give birth until, well I don’t know when it will stop, but every day you think of your child and what you need to do for them. When you have a little tiny baby, it seems that every second of your day becomes theirs because they need you. But in order to find balance, don’t forget to take some mom time out. You have to allow yourself time to breath, time to think, time to care for yourself too!
We All Need A Mom Time Out – Go Ahead And Take A #MomsDayOff
Have you heard that quote by Eleanor Brownn? “When you take time to replenish your spirit, it allows you to serve others from the overflow. You cannot serve from an empty vessel.” Another variation on that theme is that you can not pour from an empty cup so take of yourself first! It is a great image for reminding moms that we need our time off too! Don’t suffer from mom guilt for taking time to yourself. It is normal and healthy and good to have mom time out. So go ahead and plan to take a Moms Day Off yourself- sometime soon!
I am partnering with Crocs to encourage moms to drop it all and take one day for themselves.
I took a day for myself to show you that it was doable! I really enjoyed it. I decided to take a trip over to the nail place and get a pedicure. I so needed it! My feet were all cracky and dry. But even more, I needed to just sit back and relax and soak my feet and let that massage chair do its thing while I looked at magazines and let my mind wander. It felt so good.
I love the part where they massage my legs too. I got a French manicure because I like the way it looks and I feel like it lasts longer. You know, I just deserve to have some time to myself and to get my feet looking cute for the spring weather and the cute open toed shoes that come with the season. And as an added bonus of taking time to pamper myself and look good, my husband will know that I value him and want to look good for him too!
I also took a day without kids to hang out with some girl friends! We visited the Hermitage (historical home of President Andrew Jackson) and had a great day getting to chat about all kinds of things and walk around and explore new places and learn new things. It is refreshing to talk about adult things and not have to worry making sure my kids are doing what they should be doing!
I had a great #MomsDayOff! You may also want to watch little short little video about that captures the fun spirit of taking mom time out from it all for just a bit!
How would you spend your own Moms Day Off? Would you read a book? Have lunch with a friend? Go to the spa? Tag @familyfocusblog so I can see what you picked for your time off!