PLEASE, Put Me In Time Out!

Mom Needs a Time Out

Sometimes a mom just needs a break! All moms but ESPECIALLY stay at home moms. Yes, I love my job as a mother. It’s all I ever wanted to do in life but it can be an extremely overwhelming CONSTANT. With very little alone time and a lot of wondering if you are doing things right. I put my kids in time out and sometimes am a little jealous that THEY are getting the time out! haha!


It gets overwhelming at times when day in and day out I can’t even go to the bathroom without a knock on the door or worse, an intruder!

You have been there, haven’t you

I think every time I get ready in the morning, I have at least one person in the bathroom with me as I apply my makeup, brush my teeth and fix my hair. When I DO shut the door, it isn’t long before I hear a knock.

Mom, you in there? Mom, what are you doing? Hey mom, are you almost done? Mom, can I come in? When I ask if they need something the response is normally “No, I was just wanting to come in”.

There are even times when I will be in the shower and my husband will be in the kitchen but they STILL call ME to come to help them with something IN the kitchen! 

I am glad my children love me and love time with me but, you know, sometimes a mom just needs 5 minutes to decompress…. a break from hearing my special name (Mom) over and over LITERALLY all day long! 

What do you do for a few minutes to yourself? I asked a few of my friends and here were their answers. 

Free or Cheap Ideas For Moms Needing a Time Out

  • Spend time reading alone in the bedroom
  • Downtown window shopping
  • Barnes & Noble to read/browse WITH coffee
  • Walk around Hobby Lobby, Marshalls, or Target
  • Lay on the floor with feet up, headphones in while listening to music
  • Find a place in town to just sit with my thoughts
  • A bath with a good book, bath bomb, and a candle
  • Drive around and sing my heart out
  • Exercise
  • Knit, crochet, or crafts
  • Walk the dog
  • Reading a book on the Kindle
  • Thrift store shopping
  • Working on projects
  • Dance
  • Scrolling on social media
  • Meet friends for coffee
  • Watch TV
  • Go to the library
  • Journaling
  • Listening to music
  • Puzzles
  • Video games
Comment below what YOUR favorite FREE or cheap things you do when you just need a little time away!

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