November 25, 2013

Life as a SAHM- How I Spend "Me-Time"

As a mom, I appreciate any chance for "me-time" that I get. I never realized how precious quiet, silent moments are until now, when they are too far and too few in between. It's no secret that raising a child is hard work, and even harder when you are going at it alone sometimes. As many of you know, my husband is a first year resident, also known as the intern year, the year where you're at the bottom on the totem pole, overworked and overlooked. He works long hours, occasionally has weekends off, and misses bath and bedtime more times that I'd like. It takes it toll on both of us and there are many days that I want to plop myself down on the couch and wish for grandma to swoop in and take over for awhile but, sadly, I don't have that luxury.

So when I do have a quiet evening to myself or I'm not running around completing chores during nap time, I like to sit down and relax. Here's what you might find me doing...

1. Drinking Hot Chocolate! 

Now that the nights are colder, I love to curl up on the couch and sip some hot chocolate, with a peppermint candle burning nearby. Something about sipping on a cup of something hot is so soothing.

2. Taking a Bath

This is a new one for me. I'm usually a shower girl. I like to be in and out so I can do other things. But lately, I've found taking a warm bath to be like going on a mini vacation! I'll read a book, light a candle, and practically fall asleep. Hey Santa, if you're listening, I could use some new bubble bath and bath bombs! 

3. Reading 

I've always loved reading. As a kid I walked around the house with a book in front of my nose all the time. It's so much harder to read now, when I know there are so many other things I need to be doing or wanting to catch up on our DVR when my husband is home. But I love, love reading and I'm trying to find some new books to read so I can get back at it. Any recommendations? 

4. Blogging

I love this blog. I've come and gone away from this blog many times, but every time I come back, I remember how much I love keeping it. I love reading other blogs, I love commenting, receiving comments, thinking up blog posts, seeing what other moms are struggling with, and how they spend their days. It's such a great outlet and I have to say that I'm obsessed! 

5. Journaling 

I used to be very good at keeping journals. Now whenever I remember or want to document a special day, I'll get out my journal and write. It's such a nice way to reflect and be thankful for everything we have in our lives. My favorite part about journaling is flipping back through the pages and seeing how much has changed, especially about Miss A. I'm making a New Years resolution early- write in my journal weekly! 

Alright, moms, how do you spend your "me-time" when your lucky enough to get it? 


  1. I typically have a glass (or 2) of wine and watch TV, paint my nails or blog. Blogging is such a fun way to be creative and put your thoughts down. I love that now I have a little "journal" to look back on.

    Love how you spend your "me time" that hot chocolate looks soooo good and I need to try baths - I'm a shower girl too ;)

  2. We relax and enjoy us time in a lot of the same ways. Truth be known, I sometimes use me time to get caught up on housework. It's amazing what you can get down when you don't have a little helper.

  3. I agree- me time is so needed and so far and few between! I do a lot of what you do, and have come to love blogging so much as well. I love venting about my days and hearing about other Moms days, it helps so much. Also, love reading and watching my DVR :) Hope you had a great weekend!


  4. I can completely relate with you! My husband is in his 2nd year of residency, and we have 2 small children ages 2&3. It is not easy!! Lots of long hard days for him and with two tots that can mean the same for me. I LOVE my family, but during nap time some days I just have a mommy break. It usually involves a cozy drink, a good read, music and much of the time a bath too!! I love them. Also some chocolate or whatever is indulgent:)
    You're doing a wonderful job as a mommy, and remember you're not alone!

  5. LOVE this post! Me time is so important, but man it's hard to come by! I spend mine at the gym, blogging, watch trash TV, or painting my nail...I need to add hot cocoa to my list though!


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