Friday, November 14, 2008

The "Me Time" Myth

I just ran across this article that was in my new issue of The Old Schoolhouse Magazine and I'm so glad I found a copy of it online as well. Here's an excerpt and a link to the entire article:

Back in my Oprah watching days, I heard Dr. Phil make a very convincing argument for WHY moms need time away. He said we give and give to the point of empty, so we MUST refuel ourselves, so we can continue to give.

Seems plausible enough, right? Sounds like good common sense, right? So, then WHY when I sought this hallowed ME TIME did I always feel as though I needed more? Sure I felt refreshed...for a bit...only to come crashing back to earth the moment I got home and realized the sink was full of dirty dishes and I would still have to give baths and jammie everyone before the night would be over.

The "Me Time" Myth

The bio of the author made me love this article all the more-

Amy Roberts and her husband, Ty, are the homeschooling parents of five children, with another blessing due this Christmas. In February, their fifth child died at the age of seven months, truly bringing home the realization that time with our children is much too short to spend seeking self.

1 comment:

Sara said...

Thank you soooo much for posting this. It's so timely for me, as I was just dealing with this last week and couldn't figure out the solution. Good stuff.

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