Making Time For You

A week ago, I was heading to SheStreams in NYC for the adventure of my life.

SheStreams 2011

I am still digesting all of the information that I learned during the two days in New York City. Maria Bailey and her team packed in an amazing weekend. Thanks to the amazing keynote speakers and panel members, my brain is still moving a mile a minute.

@ResourcefulMom - @TypeAMom - @ColoradoMom

SheStreams was also the first time I have been away for a night without one of the boys since NHL was born eight years ago. Yes, I missed TechyDad, NHL, and JSL – but it was nice only to worry about ME and put ME first. The wise words of Rene Syler (aka Good Enough Mother) came flooding back to me Saturday morning when she reminded us that it is ok to move yourself to the top of your to-do list.

Rene and Me - March 2011 

Late nights in NYC chatting, networking, and laughing with new and old friends reminds me of the importance of ME time.

Shannan - Janice, Amy, and Amy

On the flip side, I also know that TechyDad needs time away to do things he likes, and we need couple time as well. Mom and Dad need to keep their identities to be their best for the kids. As we begin 5772 this Rosh Hashanah – I hope that our family can work on this aspect of life.

So my question to you this week:

How do you make sure to get time for YOU and what do you like to do with these special moments?

It's Me

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  • I lock myself in the bathroom. ;) Hey, with two little children. Just getting a chance to go to the bathroom by myself is a blessing in itself. : )

  • Auntie E says:

    Well I would love to do that, however I do not have close friends that have the time.

  • Kari says:

    I don’t really get any prolonged time by myself. But, my kids are in school and our oldest works. So, most weekdays I have several hours all to myself. I have a fantasy of going to a luxury hotel by myself for a few days. I would do nothing but sleep, read, get spa treatments, and order room service. A girl can dream, right!

  • Cuzinlogic says:

    Every other Saturday we take turns and do something with the kids. I hang out with friends, go shopping, take a walk or just hang around the house and take advantage of the peace and quiet.

  • jewel says:

    I would do nothing but sleep, read, get spa treatments, and order room service.

  • Glad you had a wonderful time.

    I don’t get special times. I just get to blog.

    I wish I got special times for me.

  • kathryn tufts says:

    I make time for myself by going once a week,to meet with my girlfriends,for 3 hours. Nothi ngbut us,and those with kids,hubby’s home watching. Thanks for asking ;-]

    kathryn20000 twitter

  • Harriet says:

    That does look like a fun time.

    I wake up early every morning to run with my dogs. That’s my me time.

    Happy New Year :)

  • Cathi says:

    At this point in my life I want to be with my husband 24/7. I get all the Me time I need when he’s working. I enjoy going to conference and hanging with girlfriends but after 3 or 4 days I’m anxious to get back to NY. ;D

  • Rene says:

    I had a blast seeing you again.. I think the “training” is coming along just fine, wouldn’t you say ;)
    *hugs*

  • Vicki says:

    Two of my children are married with kids and I only have one son left at home, so my favorite “me” time is spent with family. That’s what makes me the happiest. Going out to eat or staying home playing card/board games & ordering pizza, going for bike rides or boating, watching movies etc.
    Here’s Mine

  • Smellyann says:

    I put my headphones on and tell Hubs it’s “his turn”! Then I sit here and check emails and do whatever it is I need/want to do online, which is always a lot. I’m an internet junkie. :) (Right now it’s answering AF questions and paying bills lol)

  • kailani says:

    That’s what my layovers are for . . . me time. I go shopping, have dinner in a nice restaurant, and sleep in as long as I want. :-)