If we can't manage balance in our lives then how can we expect to model it for our children?
I see a lot of posts on cafemom about how you give up everything for your children. You don't go out anymore, your sex life suffers, your hobbies fall by the wayside.
I don't understand that frame of mind at all. It is great for your children to see you have a life outside of them. It teaches them balance and yes, that it is okay to put yourself first on that list of priorities.
I feel that this is especially important being a homeschooling parent when time to ourselves is even more limited and restricted.