-Be a “Bad Mom.”

To get even five minutes for an energy boost, you may need a quick break from the kids. If they’re not in school or day care, that may mean relying on the dreaded TV for at least a short time. It’s OK to put kids in front of the TV or put the baby in her crib or play yard for 15- 20 minutes to recharge yourself.  You can fix that cup of tea or coffee. Just a few moments to recharge make a difference.

Turn on Sesame Street or an educational DVD. They’ll get a much more present, happier you if you occasionally allow yourself a break like that than if you’re watching them like a hawk every second.

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