Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

'Me Time' Is for Every Mumma

Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

'Me Time' Is for Every Mumma

Article excerpt

IF ANYONE out there thought being a mum was easy, think again.

It's a 24-hour career and you are on call all hours of the day or night. Unless you could get a dollar for every hug given it also doesn't pay very well.

It's a profession that in its own way turns you into a jack of all trades, a nurse, a referee, a cook, a diplomat, a cleaner, a taxi driver, a psychologist, a teacher and often a partner.

One of the saving graces that help mothers survive the chaos of motherhood is being able to take some time out for themselves.

We asked local mums, how important is 'me time' for mums? The overwhelming answer was that it was extremely important.

Whether it's socialising with family or friends, going to the gym or 10 minutes in the shower, that time for one's self could mean the world of difference to how the next situation is handled.

For some mums it was about keeping their identity and reminding themselves that they had their own lives before motherhood; and for others it was a chance to recharge the batteries and take a breath before heading back into the front lines of the parenthood war zone. …

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