Recently I’ve read strange phrases like ‘mamas reading time’, and ‘taking a quick cat nap on the couch’. Reading time?! For moms? During the day, with kids home? I guess it is possible, seeing as how this past year we entered a whole new world where Milo can play with the other kids, and really well on his own when those older kids are doing school stuff that he’s not interested in.
But mamas with smaller ones, I know that we’re not all at that point where we can squeeze in those luxuries like pleasure reading, napping, showering, feeding ourselves well – and those of you who are homeschooling and/or working on top of the full time + overtime job that is parenting (home or away) – well, you’re probably laughing (or crying – hopefully not crying).
I think it’s important to note here that whether you have one babe, or eight, whether you work from home, work out of the home, homeschool or not – this gig is tough, and we can all use an infusion of inspiration now and then!
Let’s help each other out – share your ideas for quiet time activities – let’s take back quiet time. We don’t have to call it that – to the kids it can be No Mamas Allowed Time, and for us mamas it can be a Mamas Playdate – with Coffee + Chocolate.
To start us off here are a handful of ideas that I could find photos for in the short term, and will post more in the future as I find them.
Please share you own ideas for special quiet time activities in the comments – and how you like to spend those quiet moments…