Okay not really because you never stop...I will always be there for my children but there comes a point where I need a separate life from just being a mother and focus on yourself.
If I don't want to go to the movies or hang out with my kids I dont have too (I almost always do when they ask but I dont have to)
I am not going to come running every time there is a small problem...I have raised them to have the tools they need to problem solve
While I do enjoy when you come to see me that does not mean I am going to make you a meal or do your laundry...but if you want to make me a meal or do my laundry that would be great!
When I am taking a nap I am taking a nap...I do not want to be woken up unless there is an emergency period
My house does not have revolving doors. I do not want you coming over before 7am or after 10pm I am usually sleeping or relaxing before or after those times
These are some of the "rules" I have in place with my kids.