Finding time to take care of yourself while raising a family is a challenge.
I don’t know about you, but I’m always so busy that even scheduling a special treat for myself is a challenge.
I work full-time and don’t have a babysitter, so once I pick up L from the school bus, I spend time with him for the rest of the evening.
I’m lucky that my work is flexible and that I work from home so I can go right back to where I left off when Don takes Landon after he comes home from work or after L goes to bed.
But working from home basically translates into never being done, so in a way I feel like I have less time to myself than other moms who work outside of the home. I often work six or seven days a week.
Can you relate? I wonder if you can relate to the moms of the new Lifetime reality show Pretty Wicked Moms.
The show follows six rich Atlanta moms, each with very different approaches to parenting.
One mom has a full-time nanny while she is busy taking care of what she calls her Number 1: her fashion boutique.
Another one of the moms is a stay-at-home mom but she manages her little son’s modeling career.
I don’t have much in common with these moms other than that we all feel that being a mom is a hard job. They live luxurious lives, throw their kids elaborate parties, yet the issues seems to be the same — there’s never enough time for mom.
Tune in to watch parenting like you’ve never seen before with the first episode of Pretty Wicked Moms on Tuesday, June 4, at 10:00 pm ET/PT on Lifetime:
If you are a busy mom, I only have one tip for you: schedule time for yourself.
Actually pencil in “me” time — otherwise getting that massage or a pedicure, or even just a coffee at Starbucks with some home decorating magazines, won’t happen.
You are not being selfish by wanting some me-time — why is it that we think it’s selfish to take an hour or two to do something we enjoy to relax? I don’t think men feel selfish when they go golfing or out for a beer with the guys after a long week at work.
How do you find me-time for yourself while juggling family time? Got any tips? Share them in a comment!