It's a tough battle-juggling kids, work, home, and everything in between. We know we can't do everything, so how can we strike a balance between taking care of everyone in the family and taking care of ourselves? Running on empty is not only unhealthy for you; it's unhealthy for your family. It's time for a much needed reality check! Taking some me time makes for a happy mom.
Taking time away from your day to day duties doesn't mean you have to take a vacation. Plan a girl's night in or a backyard bash on your own patio, A little rest and relaxation can go a long way! Because the reality is-if you're not taken care of, who on earth will take care of your family?
Whitney Moss and Heather Flett are the co-authors of "The Rookie Mom's Handbook: 250 Activities To Do with (and without) Your Baby!" They are the creators of www.RookieMoms.com an online community for new or expert moms with online resources, forums, blogs and more.