a moms only lane
On my way to pick my son up from school, I wasn’t late but I wasn’t on time either (there is a 20 minute “pick up period”), I realized that all roads, freeways, highways, etc should have a “Moms Only Lane.” Just for those moments when you are rushing to get your child to school, or to the doctor’s or to soccer practice or or or. You get the idea. I’d even be cool and let Dad’s use it too (of course!)
the hardest part to a mom’s night out is actually leaving the house
I went out for a mom’s night out last night. It had been forever since I did this. During the day I came up with a million and one reasons as to why I shouldn’t go…yes, I was suffering from mommy guilt. And as I raced to get ready, and then snuck out of the house (literally), I realized…the hardest part to a mom’s night out is actually leaving the house. But I did! And I had fun and well, I’m so happy that I made it out of the front door!
never check your email when you can’t devote your full attention to it
I’m the first person to gush over my iPhone. I do love having access to my email all day, it’s come in handy more than once. But I realized, and soon made a rule…don’t check email on the iphone unless I can dedicate a few minutes (at least) to respond or delegate right then and there. Otherwise email can just add to your mental plate, fill it up really fast and whatever you are doing, whether alone time or with the family, well, it gets pushed to the side, even if just mentally. Don’t over pile your mental plate…things will start to fall off if it.
When I was little my mom took really long showers. Now, I totally get it. I find myself using about 5 minutes to wash my hair and do a quick shave and then I sit, think, relax…and no one bothers me. For the most part. Long showers…they’re the key to a happy mom, I’m convinced.