Rather than always being present for Jack's playdates with Coral, I sometimes drop him off for a few hours and indulge in some me time. I feel free driving off knowing that my son is safe with another trusted mom and of course gaining from a little social time with his best bud. Next week, Coral's mom will drop her here to play with Jack while she gives herself some much needed TLC.
It's amazing what just a few hours can do for your mind. Whether you're a stay-at-home mom or working mom, setting aside "you time" is one of the best things you can do for yourself and your family.