You have permission to make time for yourself.

Self-care can look different for each of us.

I think we can all agree that our children are important. They’re the reason that we do all the things that we do in order to secure food, shelter and happiness for our little loves. In the midst of all you do to take care of your children, are you remembering to take care of yourself? I need to let you in on a secret that shouldn’t be so secret. You, yes youare important. You have permission to make time for yourself, too.

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My Perfect Day Alone

Do you ever daydream about what you would do with a day alone at home?

Hubster gave me the chance to live out my daydream on Saturday. He realized how much he’s gone for work this month and decided to take the kids off my hands for a day. Last week, he was at a conference and as you know – it was not C’s best week. C is experiencing a setback (see here and here) and although my parents helped me out a lot, the week left me physically and emotionally exhausted. Hubster packed up the kids and headed to visit some out of town friends for the day. So what did I do with my beautiful day alone?

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Be Gentle

“Be Gentle.”  I say these two words to C countless times throughout the day.  I don’t know why I don’t apply them to myself. I’ve only had three appointments with my therapist, but I feel like we’ve covered a lot of ground in a short amount of time.  At my last appointment, we discussed negative thoughts – how to control them, combat them and make them positive.  I realized that I think pretty awful things.  Things I could never (and would never) say to someone else.

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