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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 19 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 15 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. As Mothers are we Destined to forever feel guilty?
As Mothers are we Destined to forever feel guilty? 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.
This is how i mom sneak …
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 !!
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.
How do you get your mom sneak on?