Ever felt the guilt that comes on when a child asks you to play a game with them, or read to them, but you want to say “no?” I’m not asking about when you *can’t* say “yes” because you’re doing something else. But rather– what do you do when you just want some peace and quiet? What about if your child asks for something, just as you sit down?
Here’s what I do, each day, to get a little quiet time as a mom, and why I think it’s a good thing for us to say “no” to these requests, sometimes:
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- ARE YOU IGNORING YOUR MOMMY RADAR?— a common reason we end up frustrated as moms
- PRODUCTIVE FREE TIME (A.K.A. OLDER KIDS’ NAPTIME)— what the older kids do while little ones are napping
- NAPTIME MATTERS— why we make naptime a daily priority in our home
- WHAT THIS HOMESCHOOL MOM DOES, WHEN I GET BURNED OUT— one true example of how I handled feeling burned out
- 24 HOURS OF MOTHERLY AFFECTION— what our “norm” of affection is, in our home
- FLOOR PLAY IDEAS FOR TODDLERS & PRESCHOOLERS (**video**)– If you need more ideas for physical play/wrestling, these are some of our favorites!!
IN THE COMMENTS: Share– how do you get the rest you need? Do you tell your kids “no” to requests like this sometimes?