How do you get 'me time'?

@TJKMFK (54)
United States
September 16, 2006 10:14am CST
I'm a stay at home mom. I find it very hard to have any me time. I do stuff on the computer, but it's usually with either a kids show blaring in the background or with my son in my lap. We only have 1 car so I don't get away from the house often because my husband takes that to work. I love my son, I love my home, but sometimes it just gets overwhelming seeing the same stuff and doing the same thing over and over and over. I used to work with the public, so I knew so many people. Now, I barely have the chance to see anyone outside my immediate family. How do other stay at home moms cope?
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@rainbow (6763)
16 Sep 06
I know exactly what you mean. I have 2 boys the older one has special needs. I spend all my time in the home and the school run is the only time I see anyone. I try to get a long bath or do something for me on the 2 playschool mornings. I usually read myself to sleep. I have no social life and get very lonely. I do all Shreks paperwork as he is self employed and very rarely see him or the tv. I watch a dvd on Saturday night and get to the cinema about twice a year. I try to see something in nature every day to smile about, even just feeding the little birds in my garden but you are right it is boring boring boring! Just swithc your brain off until your kids get into school or you will go mad like me.
@HerShe (2386)
• Canada
16 Sep 06
Hi again, If you have friends with childrn around the same age, you could get together and make a schedule were each of you have a day off. Your children spend a few hours with a different mom. When it is your day, you have a visit from a friends' children. This day off would come as often as there are moms. The scedule rotates. It works very well with good friends and you people you trust with your children.
@HerShe (2386)
• Canada
16 Sep 06
Hi, In my city we have a place called 'Family Place'. It is a place were moms and their children can go for association. Other parents to chat with. Other children to occupy them, with age-appropriat toys. Coffee. Resourses. A change of scenery. If your city has nothing like this, maybe you could start one.
• Australia
16 Sep 06
Honey CHILDCARE, DAYCARE,GRANDMOM,FRIEND,you need so respite, can you get someone to come over take baby for a walk for a while or better still to there place, go shopping, have a massage do something your gonna go insane..hey I've got 5 I survived (By the way my first were twins)I had no help either...
@Annilyn (117)
• United States
16 Sep 06
Im a stay at home mom in the same situation we also have one car which my husband takes to work, but I have 3 children. My own time usually comes at the kids bedtime..and lasts until my husband gets home...usually around midnight! Sometimes I get some alone time in the afternoon atleast when school starts...2 of my kids go to school and then I can get the youngest to take a nap! I feel the same way I also used to work with the public and now I rarely have an adult conversation, but atleast 2 times a week I take my husband to work and keep the car, my oldest daughter (she is 8) has cheer practice on those 2 days so I have some kind of adult interaction! I know exactly how you feel you just have to make time for YOU or you are going to go crazy! Maybe on your husbands days off you could go out by yourself and leave him at home with your son. Take a class something that you like to do, such as cooking or a book club..but make sure you do make time for you, everyone deserves it...including mommies!