There is a whirlwind of activity every day as a parent. When you are a single mom, the whirlwind seems to join with a tornado and things just never seem to get done. One of the things I struggled with more in my venture into single motherhood was getting any time to myself.
Sure, my ex has standard visitation and I got the every other weekend deal when he started to exercise his rights. But those weekends flew by as piles of laundry were folded, the messy house was cleaned, a trip to the grocery store was made without three kids in tow.
It all seemed to go so fast and I never felt like I actually got to relax! My kids would come home and I would be right in the middle of the craziness once again.
One weekend when I handed the kids over, I replayed the list of ‘have to do’s in my head and almost cried. I would be scrambling the entire 48 hours they were gone. I, literally, felt the weight on my shoulders. I was alone but had not time for me. So right then I decided to change things up. Give myself a break. [Read more…]