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I’ll admit that mom’s need to have some time to themselves. I do anyways.   I know it can sound like a selfish thing to say,...or not.  And easier to say than to actually see happen at times. I know personally, I’m rarely without my kids.

I homeschool them,  so they are home with me.

I work from home, so I am home with them.

Usually they are with me at the grocery store. About the only times I don’t have them with me is if I have a doctor’s appointment that they can’t go along on or if I go to the store in the evening with my husband is home.

God and Friends.

A couple things that help me get through my days would be: spending time alone with God in His Word in the morning before the kids are up and having the ability to carry on relationships with online or in-real-life friends, online.

To be honest, the phone is not my “friend”- accept in times of need or want. Having kids has made being on the phone a real nuissance. If you’re a mom, you probably know what I mean. ‘Nuf said, right?

Being Creative.

I also thoroughly enjoy being creative. Its very therapeutic, but it can also be a chore when you have to drag everything out and then pack it all away when you’re done. My scrapbooking hobby has been put on hold while I blog, but has also been temporarily converted into making lapbooks for homeschooling.  A new creative outlet! Incidentally, my two boys are very crafty too.

Seizing Opportunities.

When I’ve had a rough day and my husband gets home from work, he’s okay with me leaving the house if I want. Thats when grocery shopping is something to enjoy. I appreciate the alone time to shop in peace and be alone with my thoughts. lol

I foresee a couple other “me time” opportunities coming soon. For one, I have a gym membership which I’ve been  neglecting very much during the winter but plan to use more of now. And two,  once I have a laptop I will be able to take my bloggy work to Free WiFi areas outside my home for a change of scenery. {Do you have any tips on that?}

Those may not be incredibly attractive ways to spend “me” time- but its what works for me during this season of my life. Its the little things that give me that time of refreshment I need.

I guess I could sum up the whole experience of living the crazy-busy life I have right now (paired with the frequent pursuit of  temporary escape) in the following verse…

“I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.”  Philippians 4:13   🙂


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Tracy Zdelar

Owner/Editor at Hall of Fame Moms
Tracy writes about homeschooling and just about anything related to family life in Ohio. Strong honest views will surface from time to time on topics related to truth, faith and freedom.