By the end of the day I am beat! I love being a Mom that is for sure, but my days are full. When it is time for my kids to go to bed, I just need that routine to go smoothly and once they are in their beds it is REALLY important that they STAY in their beds!
That hour or two of quiet is really important to my mental health. Sometimes I just sit mindlessly watching t.v., sometimes I read and relax, sometimes I get work done. Lots of times those couple of hours is when my husband and I get a little break and have time to reconnect! We get to have a conversation without interruption or play a game and laugh together. It’s our time to find each other, support one another and figure out our plan going forward. We always do better and feel stronger and more hopeful when we are a united front!
There were years when that break did NOT exist! Bedtime was horrible! Tantrums, whining, sneaking, in bed & out of bed & in bed & over and over! By the time they were all finally asleep (at least they looked like they were), my husband and I were exhausted, unproductive and even cross with each other many times. We went to bed in survival mode…feeling anything but like a united front!
Every day people ask me about bedtime! How do we get our children to go to sleep? To stay in their beds? How about bedwetting – it seems purposeful. How long will all of this last?
Well, the good news is that it usually doesn’t last forever! And the EVEN BETTER NEWS is that you don’t have to just sit and wait for it to change! YOU have the power to start getting that time NOW! I can teach you tools and techniques that can get your children the rest they need and that break you need! It’s all about keeping that connection between you and your child “alive” even when they can’t hear you, or see you.
Let me show you how to make EASY TWEAKS to your routine so that you can get a little time to take care of you! You CAN do this! Everyone wins here. We can all be better more intentional parents when we are filled up emotionally, physically rested and well connected with our support team!
Join me for Stacy Manning’s…You Deserve A Break