13 Totally Relatable Places Moms Go to Find 'Me Time'
Where do you find that precious time to yourself, mama? In the shower? On your daily commute? We asked Parents editors and Facebook fans to share the places they manage to find that often elusive thing called "me time."
“I go to the bathroom. I know it's sad, but yes. That's where I can get a little me-time right away.” — Grace Bastidas, Editor-in-Chief, Parents Latina and Ser Padres
“My closet is a good place for a quick 30 second regroup. Really any room that my kid isn't in, I'll make up an excuse. Something I need in there…” — Liz Krieger, Interim News Editor, Parents
"Nap time when my oldest is at school to Netflix binge while I fold laundry." — Alisha Storms, Facebook
“This is kind of sad, but the subway ride. My commute to and from work is kind of me-time because that's when I get reading done. I should exercise. That should be me-time. But that doesn't really happen.” — Erika Janes, Executive Editor, Parents.com
"When you have a two year old and are 9 months pregnant, mommy's bathroom breaks get extended by a minute or two to just lean against the vanity and give yourself a pep talk that you CAN handle the next meltdown!" — Jessica Shrader, Facebook
“In my room with a good book.” — Elizabeth Anne Shaw, Editor-in-Chief, FamilyFun
"I go for a walk in my neighborhood or a nice walking track in the park. Most of the time I have my daughter at home with me so I set her up her own small art area and I set up mine. It keeps her occupied so I can paint. Both take me away from the present moment and give me time to clear my head." — Lisa Kozma, Facebook
“I sneak to yoga class for me-time. And then sometimes somebody brings their daughter to yoga time and then I'm kinda bummed because I’m like, can’t this just all be grown ups? I just want a room of grown ups. Just for a little bit.” — Jessica Hartshorn, Entertainment Editor, Parents
"I turn on my shower, play some loud music and sit in my shower and let the water fall." — Sammie Nuriko, Facebook
“The main place I go to escape for me-time is getting my hair done. That’s kind of like this amorphous, ambiguous thing that could just take hours and hours.” — Ayn-Monique Klahre, Deputy Editor, FamilyFun
"Either the bedroom or grocery shopping. A change in scenery is my way to relax."— Colleen Lachat, Facebook
“I love to go to my local coffee shop and have a cup of coffee by myself without juggling a kid and stroller and all the other usual things I have with me. That's what I love to do on the weekend.” — Laura Fenton, Lifestyle Director, Parents
"Literally to the couch when both my teenager and 8 year old are not home for some good old lifetime channel." — Nicole Roberts-Rawding, Facebook
"Me time? What's that...?" — Nicole Eldridge, Facebook