Best ways to Relax I am a Mother

United States
July 9, 2007 10:18am CST
I am a mother of three children ages 9, 8, and 6. It is very demanding at times and I stay at home with them. Sometimes I feel completely burned out. What do you suggest I do to relax or what are good ways to have alone time? Help. Thanks.
7 responses
@wilynn (753)
• Singapore
9 Jul 07
Is a Spa located near your house? If not, why not set up a mini spa for yourself. Buy some rich and luxurious bath products, candles and a bottle of nice champagne. Soak yourself in the bathtub, if you have. Otherwise, give yourself a nice scrub (but you can't scrub your back). If you can soak in a bath tub, then you can drink champagne at the same time and read a book. After everything, take some time to drink a cup of tea.
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• United States
9 Jul 07
Great idea! And so inexpensive too. I do this occasionally after my entire family goes to bed. I have to wait until then or else everyone's hanging out in the bathroom with me. :o)
• United States
9 Jul 07
I am a sahm of 4 boys; 16, 13, 2, and 10 mths. I don't know what relaxing is except at nap time for the younger 2. The older 2 pretty much take care of themselves which is a blessing on my part. Your kids are young enough to still have some quiet time. I am not saying put them down for a nap, but set aside a certain time for an estimated 2 hours that they watch a movie and have quiet time. This will allow you to rest also. Its hard to find time for yourself when you have little ones and stay at home with them.
• United States
10 Jul 07
Wow your hands are full to. My kids like to sit and watch a movie but after awhile they will annoy each other.
@Akeela (2079)
• Trinidad And Tobago
9 Jul 07
Well it a little work but i do something for my self like paint my toes of even making a homemade mask or steam.
• United States
10 Jul 07
I don't know how to paint my toes LOL I mess it up. The homemade mask sounds like a great idea.
• Philippines
11 Jul 07
at least, seperate a special time for you for you to relax doing your hobby or just by taking a nap or rest to refresh yourself. 30 minutes is not too bad for your busy day.
@keywis (18)
• United States
9 Jul 07
Relaxing with childeren is there a bigger joke. No but seriously a bath once they are in bed is great. Or even a do it your self facial can be very relaxing and not at all expensive. I try to go out once a month with friends and just hang out for about three hours away from the kids and the husband it makes me remember who I am.
• United States
9 Jul 07
Every woman loves a day at the spa! Or else go see a movie by yourself. Or the classic SHOPPING! :) I do all of the above. I also spend some alone time with the hubby too *wink*
• United States
9 Jul 07
My children are 8, 4, and 2, I stay at home with them also. I home-school the older one. I know exactly how you feel. When I have an extra stressful day, I let my husband know when he gets home from work. He will then make sure to give me an hour or two of complete alone time. I can do whatever I want, and he makes sure the kids, dogs, etc, leave me alone. We do have a bit of a quiet time during the day, but it is usually not enforced unless the kids are extra wound up. Then they have to choose a quiet activity to do, while I chill out, and regain my composure. Not very much help, but I'll be watching this one to see what others do. :o)