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March 7th, 2013, 07:28 AM
alittlelost's Avatar Platinum Supermommy
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One of the keys to attachment parenting is balance. Easier said then done sometimes O.o Is there anything you do to keep balance in your life? We all know it can be done, and it's not always easy. I know there's been times I've been caught in the trap of not being in balance (too focused on my kids to nurture other relationships and interests in my life--it can be all too easy to forget how that's not healthy for our kiddos either!) I do think some people might think attachment parenting is when a parent is their child's slave, but really, if that's the set up, then the parent is really utilizing all the beneficial aspects of attachment parenting (imo) such as finding balance.

So, how do you balance in your marriage and your personal interests, etc, along with caring for your child?
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March 7th, 2013, 08:15 AM
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I honestly feel like I balance everything pretty well. I don't know what exactly i do, but we have routine I feel like the way we have done things since G was born just works for us, we have a good balance, I just dont know how to explain it haha
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March 7th, 2013, 06:55 PM
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Honestly I think it's really hard to find a balance. I have a hard time with it and forget like time with friends or time to myself. It's hard to balance being in school full time and raising twins. But I've been trying to use my time better like doing my homework during my down time at school so I can spend time with the babies. And I am going to start letting my parents watch them like one Saturday night a month so I can have some time with my friends.
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March 7th, 2013, 08:55 PM
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I think I have a pretty good balance. Drake is so easy going during the day that DH and I always have time to just sit and talk or whatever. When Drake goes to bed we spend atleast one hour together just talking or watching tv. The only time we really do not get, is DTD time. We are so tired! But other then that, I think we got this balance thing really well.

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March 8th, 2013, 08:31 AM
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I feel like finding a balance is really hard when it's only DH and I available to care for Eleanor. Especially when I'm tired, it's pretty much me alone with Eleanor from wake up until dinner, we eat together, then DH puts her to bed, and by the time he is done I am ready for bed, but I drag my feet because it's the only chance I get to spend with him (or any adult!) all day. Blah. I don't know, this is a sore subject with me right now.
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