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June 5th, 2012, 10:01 AM
CarolynBB's Avatar Mega Super Mommy
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Melissa's question of the day today made me think -- what are some tiny little ways that we can sneak in "me time" during the day? Nothing big that would require a babysitter or anything, just stolen moments to keep our sanity!

For me, so far:

* I try to read one chapter of a "real" (i.e. not about baby-rearing!) book before going to bed
* I can get about an hour of cross-stitching done during her morning sleep time

I think this week I'm also going to try to paint my toenails during a nap time.

How about you guys?
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June 5th, 2012, 11:48 AM
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My husband works 3-11 so today he watched the kids for me while I had a pedi with my best friend. I just nursed the baby before I left and knew she would be good for a bit. I would have NEVER gotten to do that with DS. He was a much more needy baby. She's very content to be with her daddy as long as she's full.

I try to put her in her bed for the first stretch of sleep at night. That way I can do what I want for a few hours and also have some time with DS during his bedtime.

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June 5th, 2012, 01:30 PM
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Right now, me time is as simple as going to the bathroom without the kids! When DH is home, I try to get a long bath once a day.

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June 5th, 2012, 03:02 PM
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Taking a shower every night after the kids are in bed
Chatting with friends on facebook
Playing Words with Friends (even though Shelley always beats me )
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June 5th, 2012, 03:15 PM
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I get a 3 minute shower a day...does that count?

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June 5th, 2012, 03:54 PM
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I get my Kindle and take a hot bath if/when I get both girls asleep.
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June 5th, 2012, 04:27 PM
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Our gym is a few minutes away so after Chase is in bed we leave Cole with MIL for about an hour 2-3 times per week and work out. DH does weights and I do the elliptical- so I get me time and DH time (even if it's just a few minutes in the car lol)

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June 5th, 2012, 05:08 PM
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we are is the middle of potty training DS, and Lydia seems to have reflux. so she has been super fussy... so "me time" has turned into a shower every couple days lol. and I have found a new appreciation for having time to wash dishes and clean for like an hour when both kids are in bed at the same time. I usually have from like 10-11:30 before I crash from exhaustion or Lydia wakes up. DH also gives me an hour or so in the morning to sleep with Lydia while he watches DS.
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June 6th, 2012, 12:26 AM
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I have always read a paper back in bed at night when the boys are asleep. It's the only way I used to be able to fall asleep. I read anywhere from 30 minutes to up to 4 hours. It depends on how good the book is. Generally it's an hour it seems. Anyway since having Archer I read a few pages and I'm out like a light. I miss being able to read for a while. So since I'm not able to read I'm not getting much me time.

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June 6th, 2012, 07:00 PM
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*shower every night after DH gets home from work
*I get on my Kindle whenever I have a spare minute to play a game, read a bit from a book, etc.

that's about it right now. Grant nurses so often that I would have to pump to leave him at home and I don't really like pumping regularly.

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June 7th, 2012, 01:55 AM
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Oh man, Doug wakes up with Ava and feeds her breakfast while Aria and I sleep...I take over for lunch and at dinnertime, we're both hanging with the kids

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