A couple of days ago I received my weekly email from "Circle of Mom's". It's a mom community site, where you can make profiles of your children, like a Facebook but private. A way to share your child's photos and milestones, with other moms. You can take part in discussions that relate to you and even start a discussion of your own. A place to voice your concerns or any questions. The discussion that was sent to me was "Does mommy get me time??". That is always a question that mothers battle. I think stay-at-home mom's probably yearn for this time more so than working mothers. Not that working mothers don't deserve "me time". But be honest, when you stay home with your child ALL day, you are more likely to want to escape. You have heard from mothers that being a stay-at-home mom is the hardest job in the world. And having experienced both, I can tell you from experience that it IS! Now of course being a working mom isn't easy, since you miss a lot of milestones and if you have school age children, working their schedules into your work schedule, is tough. Being a "Taxi Mom", working or not, is very exhausting. I am definitely for "me time" but I unfortunately don't get much of it. My husband works 6 days a week, so the children are ALWAYS with me. When I run errands, do groceries, clean the house, do laundry, cook, blog, party plan, visit friends...... they are ALWAYS there! I only get a babysitter when there is something special going on, which isn't very often. Date nights are very rare as well. I've squeezed in a Happy Hour with friends, what seems to be every 2 months! Sorry, that is just not cutting it.
But..... is there such a thing as too much "me time"?? For the "lucky moms" out there, that get 1 or 2 days/evenings a week to themselves while their children visit grandma and grandpa...... is that too much?? What or IS there a perfect balance? I started pondering over this recently. I've been itching to get out of the house more, by myself! Maybe join the gym, start cake decorating classes again, or just something new. Then I thought about how many times per week, if that, would be appropriate. So the question isn't really "Does mommy get me-time" because OF COURSE she does! We all deserve some time to ourselves, to relax, clear our heads, rejuvenate and feel rebooted, ready to get back to motherhood. Now I will pose the real question to you....... How much "me time" is TOO much?