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Finding “Me Time” – #QuakerEpicAdventures

Finding me time becomes difficult after you have children.  I think our society has pushed this idea that our lives shouldn’t change after children, that we deserve tons of “me time” to do as we please, but I don’t really agree with that view.  Do I think it’s important to have a few minutes to clear my head each day?  Absolutely, but hours at the spa aren’t required.  My children and our family are my life and I wouldn’t have it any other way.  I posted earlier this week about how busy we’ve been and life has certainly been go-go-go lately but it just feels right.

Before becoming pregnant, I enjoyed waking up before Bryson and Bella for my morning me time.  I would spend time with a devotional and a cup of coffee.  Now?  I have to have my sleep, so I’ve given that morning time up.  I’ve always been a night owl, so I would enjoy an hour or so after the kids went to bed reading or blogging.  Now?  I can’t wait for the kids to go to bed so I can follow, haha.

Quaker Chocolate Chip Cookies Me Time

I’ve found a new kind of me time that involves the kids.  They play well together (at times) so I’ll take them outside to play while I sit on the patio with my Kindle and a snack like Quaker’s chocolate chip oatmeal cookies.  When my husband gets off work in time, he’ll take the kids out to play while I take a few minutes to myself in the house.  My favorite kind of me time isn’t when I’m alone though, it’s Friday nights when Justin and I have time together.  Bryson and Bella usually spend Friday nights with their Gangan, so Justin and I go out to eat then come home and watch movies together.  That time together is enough to rejuvenate me for the coming week.  Saturday mornings, we spend time together drinking coffee, working in the garden or yards, checking on the chickens, and then we head out to do some shopping or eat lunch.  That is perfect me time for me.

Quaker® Chocolate Chip Cookies allow me to be indulgent while still providing the power of Quaker® oats to fuel me for whatever the rest of the day might hold.

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