As a mom to two toddlers, I don't get a lot of rest and relaxation. These days, my idea of down time includes private potty breaks, five-minute showers, and the brief period between bed for the kids and lights out por moi. (I know, I know, I sound like an internet meme.) Still, I try to find a bit of R&R whenever and wherever I can—even if it means sneaking outside to sip my coffee in peace while I distract the littles with a couple of Elmo videos and some bunny snacks. It's call "mom life," and it's not for the weary.
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Mom Solidarity, You Got This
You might not be able to indulge in an hour and a half spa treatment today, but here's hoping you have a little bit of wiggle room for rest in your schedule. I've rounded up a few simple ways you can get some much-needed peace and serenity—if you can manage to sneak in a moment. Until then, keep calm and, at least, TRY to relax.
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