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I love being a parent but…

Being a parent is time consuming. It’s the end of the day, after the kids have gone to bed, and you finally have some time to yourself. Then come the glasses of water, and the “I have to go potty”. We all get up and help our little ones who are trying to avoid bedtime. We don’t complain about it because this is what we signed up for. The late nights and early mornings become routine, and you are ON 24 hours a day 7 days a week. We gladly soak up these moments because we know they won’t last forever. Maybe this is your last baby, or your soaking up every moment with your first child before the second one comes along. When you are in the midst of those wonderful moments life with kids brings…
HIT THE RESET BUTTON.

The reset button. For some of us it’s a quiet night alone with our spouse, a night out with the girls, or a golf outing with the guys. We all have one and we don’t use it often enough. Having been a working mom and and now a stay at home mom, I can relate. I am guilty of waiting to hit the reset button until I am overworked, overwhelmed, and need more than a minute to myself. 

Being a SAHM for the past two years has made me realize I never really leave my job; because running the household and taking care of the kids is my job. I love every bit of it. The good, the bad, and the inbetween, however, I also need a break from it. 
I love being a mom but…

Before I was a mom I was a wife. I hit the reset button so I have time to be just that; a wife. The women I was with my husband before we had kids. 

Before I was a wife I was a friend. Recently I went to dinner with my best friend. We both left our kiddos at home and enjoyed a meal and long overdue conversation . We talked about everything and nothing all at the same time. I was able to do this with out having the “take this many bites” conversation. It was glorious!!

Before I was a mother, a friend, and a wife, I was just me. I try everyday to take time out for me. To do something I enjoy. Even if it’s just 20 minutes. Realistically it doesn’t always happen but I’m working in it. 

I love being a mom but I love being me too. Being a mom is not who I am. Being a mom is a part if who I am. So here’s to all of us out there hitting the reset button- WAY TO GO! ENJOY!

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