self-care

Time Out for Parents at Oceanstone Seaside Resort

Time Out for Parents at Oceanstone Seaside Resort

Sometimes, as parents, it's really easy to get caught up in our relationship with our kids - in their life, in their activities, in their needs. When doing this, it is even easier to put your relationship as a couple on the back burner. When that happens, it's time to call a Time Out...for the parents, not the kids...

Learning How To Take Time For Myself

Learning How To Take Time For Myself

When I tell people I'm a stay-at-home parent who also works from home as a writer and blogger, I often get that faraway dreamy gaze that seems to suggest I've reached the Top Level of the Parenting Game for managing to do what many parents dream of doing while on mat leave: figuring out a way to stay at home with the kids and make money.

Unfortunately, it's not always quite as idyllic as it sounds.

Don't get me wrong, I count my blessings (along with my hats) every single day. But that doesn't mean it's not a challenge. And, while I'm busy trying to keep track of everyone else's needs, my own needs often keep getting pushed further and further down the priority list...