Me Time and Motherhood – An Important Balancing Act + a VISA G/C Giveaway

This post has been sponsored by Pfizer Consumer Healthcare. All thoughts, opinions, and reviews are my own. 

Me time is just as important to motherhood as getting cupcakes to the class party or snuggling with the kids when they don’t feel well. When we don’t make time for ourselves in addition to all that time we make for our families, we are actually doing a disservice to both them and to ourselves. Here are some tips for making me time a part of your motherhood lifestyle.

Me Time – Carving Out a Space for Yourself

We all need those few minutes in a day that can help us relax and recharge. If we don’t get them we can burn out, and when we burn out everything suffers. We can’t give away what we don’t have. So how do we make that time for ourselves? It’s easier than you think!

Take a Bath

This is generally only an available option if your husband or another adult is home. If the day has been grueling, and you’ve got backup, get in that tub! I nice hot bath with some soothing essential oils can release the tension of the day and help you recharge. You really only need a half hour,

Read a Book

Remember that book you started reading a million years ago? Why not get back to it. You only need a few minutes a day to get in a chapter. One chapter is enough to help you find your center again and just do something for yourself.

Take a Walk

You’d be surprised at how effective a walk can be for me time. A nice leisurely walk – or a brisk one, if you prefer – gets the blood moving, clears your head, and gives you a nice little spark to help with the rest of the day.

Call Up a Friend

There’s nothing better than reconnecting with a friend. See, me time doesn’t have to mean solo time. It really just means time spent doing what you want to do. For some, that’s chit chatting with their bestie. A bit of blabbing with your cohorts can make the day so much nicer.

Knock Down Colds

It is hard to take me time when the little ones are not feeling well. I mean, they are one of our top priorities, so when they are miserable so are we.  The key is that when we realize that #SickJustGotReal that we reach for the medications that help knock down sickness.

Children’s Advil effectively and quickly reduces fevers and eases aches and pains in children from as young as 2 through 11 years of age. It comes in flavors kids will take like Sugar-free Dye-free Berry, Bubble Gum, Grape, Blue Raspberry, Fruit, and Dye-Free White Grape. You can also find Infants’ Advil White Grape for exceptional fever relief for children aged 6 to 23 months.

Children’s Dimetapp Multi-Symptom Cold Relief Dye-Free eases stuffy, runny noses and quiets coughing in children aged 6 and up.

For coughs, Children’s Robitussin Extended-Release 12 Hour Cough Relief controls and relieves symptoms all day or night in kids ages 4 and up. It comes in grape or orange flavor to make giving kids their meds easier.

All of these OTC medications help knock down colds, which allows our kids to feel better. Which means they spend more time on the things they love to do, and so can we!

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Make Me Time Anytime

You can make me time almost any time. Whether you’re carving out a few minutes for a bath or sitting down to a good book after you help your kids get over whatever ales them. One of the best ways to ensure that the time is there when you need it is to be efficient with work, life, and with sickness.

Children’s Advil, Children’s Robitussin, and Children’s Dimetapp rapidly ease cold symptoms to get you back to me time (for a second) and get your kids back to kid time. And that’s really the way it should be.

Win it -A Me Time, #SickJustGotReal Giveaway

One Adventures fo 8 reader will win a $25 virtual visa gift card (to use for online purchases) and a get welll prize package that will include – (1) Children’s Advil® Suspension, Grape, (1)Children’s Robitussin ® Extended-Release 12 Hour Cough Relief, and (1) Children’s Dimetapp® Multi-Symptom Cold Relief Dye-Free 

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*Disclosure – as stated above, this is a sponsored post on behalf of Pfizer Consumer Healthcare. All thoughts, opinions, and reviews are my own. 

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  1. I learned “Children’s Robitussin® provides targeted relief of the toughest coughs with a soothing liquid in kid-approved flavors”.

  2. ColleenMarie says:

    I enjoy the sick hacks that are described on the website.

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