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If we can't manange balance in our lives...

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.

LilySlim - (d3wP)

by on Jun. 30, 2012 at 3:38 PM
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black.eyeliner
by on Jul. 1, 2012 at 1:22 PM
I have curriculum for pagan studies. All the holidays and such so we can celebrate the solstices and equinoxes.

Quoting KickButtMama:

Quoting black.eyeliner:






LMBO, I hear ya! There are not a lot of alternative religion/philosophical curricula out there. I design my own as well. I was just hoping you might have some pre-packaged/philosophical/non-xtian curricula, but I do not think many exist.



I LOVED Dahrma and Greg. How fun!
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mem82
by Platinum Member on Jul. 1, 2012 at 2:11 PM
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I need to get out of the house every once in a while, just like anyone, but I guess I don't equate it to 'me time'. If a friend invites me to coffee and it lines up with my hubby's work schedule and my breast feeding, I'll go. If it doesn't I don't. Most of my friends have kids and we do park play dates. The kids play and my friend and I chitchat while pushing toddlers on the swings. Does that not count as 'me time'? It's fulfilling for me, but I have the kids with me. Rob and I take romantic walks through a park in the evening, while pushing a stroller and 3 kids running ahead. LOL Maybe we're just losers? 8)

Shari55
by on Jul. 1, 2012 at 2:46 PM


Quoting mem82:

I need to get out of the house every once in a while, just like anyone, but I guess I don't equate it to 'me time'. If a friend invites me to coffee and it lines up with my hubby's work schedule and my breast feeding, I'll go. If it doesn't I don't. Most of my friends have kids and we do park play dates. The kids play and my friend and I chitchat while pushing toddlers on the swings. Does that not count as 'me time'? It's fulfilling for me, but I have the kids with me. Rob and I take romantic walks through a park in the evening, while pushing a stroller and 3 kids running ahead. LOL Maybe we're just losers? 8)

I love your last line, I don't consider that losers at all, you have found a way to have time with each other and letting your children burn off energy for a nice quiet transition to bedtime for them. 

Without Faith there is no Hope, Without Hope there is no Faith, this is true in all religions.

Shari

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