Moms: Wait, that means MORE work.
If you feel like the days drag on,
but you don't get it all done
If someone asks, "What do you do for fun?"
and you ... forget
If you get to Sunday night
and wonder where the time went
If there's too much togetherness,
but not enough quality time
I never used to build in time to rest, and if I ever did rest, I'd feel guilty about what I wasn't doing, or not playing with my kids. Now I rest on PURPOSE, and I feel so good for it.
— Mathilde, mom of 3, San Jose, CA
Putting myself first is a radical shift for me. It started with weekends, and now I know how to do it always. It's not selfish when it means I'm a better mom.
— Anne-Sophie, San Francisco, CA, mom of 3
What really helped me, and this sounds silly to say out loud, was putting down on paper what helps me thrive. It's pretty basic stuff, but if I'm not purposeful about it, it doesn't happen.
— Caitlin, Monterey, CA, mom of 2
But, there's more. By intentionally planning your weekends, following through on your must-dos, and relishing your want-to-dos, not only do you get to have great weekends that serve you, but also you'll learn to live all your days with this sort of intentionality and awareness.