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I was feeling my usual daily dose of guilt for the day; aka, worried that I’d said “one more minute, mommy’s busy” to my son more than I’d have liked to. I wrestle with not being a good enough parent nearly every day. It’s been a teetering balancing act for me for the past 16 years, and most of the time, I feel like I’m failing miserably at everything. At any given moment during a typical day these are the thoughts racing feverishly through my mind: I should be further along in my career; I feel guilty choosing work projects that may interfere with my quality time with my kids; there are mounds of dirty laundry and dishes going unchecked and my windows are filthy and I can’t remember the last time I washed them.
And then I find this list compiled by my 12 year old and well… I feel even worse
Things I don’t like about my parents
-don’t come with me to things
-don’t praise me
-are not like other families
-need to spend more time on me
-need to give me less things
P.S. don’t have perfect life
Well clearly I’ve got my work cut out for me.. huh? Well the good news is that I’m not alone. I know that these feelings I have are the same ones so many other parents struggle with. And let’s not even mention the fact that time spent JUST ON MYSELF is not even on my to-do list.
Which is why I was so intrgued with the hashtag #MomSneak. America has spoken: 97% of moms say that they had more time for themselves before motherhood, and now, three-quarters (71%) of moms admit to sneaking in TV “me-time” while juggling a busy schedule, with some even hiding from their kids for just a moment of peace. With moms doing it anywhere and everywhere in the neighborhood when the kids aren’t around, sneaking is the new bingeing.
So smuggle a tablet into the bathroom for a little GLOW during your morning routine, but be forewarned: distracted makeup application may result in a look as bold as one of the gorgeous ladies of the 80s. And if you find yourself overstaying your welcome in the grocery store parking lot watching The Walking Dead, don’t feel guilty. As long as the ice cream doesn’t melt, no one will know your little sneak-ret. Keep reading for ways to get your mom sneak on and how you can WIN a six month complimentary NETFLIX giveaway!!
Be the life of the party with all the pop culture knowledge you’ll accumulate sneaking—your friends will thank you for talking about something other than the kids. If anyone questions your motives, let them know that according to a recent Netflix survey moms are feeling less stressed and more refreshed and even 19% say it makes them feel like a better parent by sneaking “me-time.” And dads, don’t feel left out. We know you need a break to sneak too.
So to help you get the break you need I’m giving away a complimentary subscription is for 6 months for US participants only. In order to win, please share how they sneak your Netflix show by sharing personal story in the comments or sharing a selfies in action using the hashtag #MomSneak ( and leaving a link to the selfie in the comments!)
For extra entries you must FOLLOW The Staten Island Family on Facebook and leave a comment that you did so. For another entry you MUST subscribe to our The Staten Island Family newsletter here can Follow MelissaSChapman on Instagram and leave a comment here that you did so! For Another entry you must follow MelissaSChapman on Pinterest and leave a comment here that you did so. For another entry you can subscribe to our YOU TUBE CHANNEL and leave a comment here that you did so. For another chance to win you must follow @melissaSChapman on Twitter, TWEET this giveaway and leave a comment here that you did so. And for another Entry you can follow Melissa Chapman on Google + and leave a comment here that you did so! GOOD LUCK giveaway ends July 29th!