Oopsie! Forgot to have a life

Last night, at 10:10 p.m., I stood in front of my bathroom mirror and plucked my brows. There were a lot of scraggly hairs, as I haven’t gotten around to doing this for a while, and I found it kind of zen to tweeze away. But as I stood there peering at my reflection, it suddenly occurred to me that there might be something a leeetle wrong with my life if I find taking five minutes to do my brows such a treat.

Any mom knows that finding time for herself is, to say the least, a challenge. But as moms of kids with special needs, we devote even more of our physical and emotional energy to raising our kids. This is not to say that we are better than other moms; the realities of our kids’ disabilities needs mean they take up a lot more of our time. The realities of our kids’ challenges mean that our hearts typically get more wear and tear.

I know I need to make a more conscientious effort to have that so-called “me” timeā€”it’ll make me a better mom, wife and person. Blah blah blah. The challenge is finding that time.

How do you guys carve out time for yourselves?


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