Clothed with Grace: Me Time

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Me Time

Like I mentioned on Monday I was on spring break last week.  Honestly, it was just the break I needed. I hadn't had more than an hour to myself since last summer, literally.  I had the weirdest feeling being alone in the house and going on errands by myself. I kept feeling like I was forgetting something...then I'd remember Grant was at school and Hannah was at daycare.  Now, I only sent Hannah for part of the day, but the time to myself was so nice.

As moms, it can sometimes feel like we need to justify time away from our kids. We are called to love our kids, not be martyrs, and quite honestly I think we need a bit of time away to recharge and be able to #momlikeaboss.

I really have become more of a homebody as I've gotten older, but Brian is great about staying with the kids in the evening, so I can go run an errand alone. I also have book club once a month, so that's a nice break too.

I guess today I wanted to encourage all you moms to take some time for yourself, even if it's going to Starbucks and reading for an hour, which by the way is magical.  If you can't remember the last time you got time to yourself, it's been too long!  Talk with your hubby, splurge on a sitter, call your mom to sit, do whatever it takes to go grab a few hours to just be you.  I promise you, it's not selfish, you'll come be feeling recharged and ready to face whatever comes your way. : )

I am crazy about these kick crop pants from Loft and am loving them with this top I scored from thredup, use this link for $10 off your first purchase.  I am continually amazed by what I can find on thredup for such great prices! This top was new with tags and less than $10!  

I'm also still bananas about these lace up flats, it's so funny that I was second guessing keeping them, because I have been wearing them like crazy! 

Cardigan: NY and Co similar
Top: Loft similar via thredUp (Use this link for $10 off your first purchase.)
Pants: Loft same
Necklace: Stella and Dot
Shoes: Steve Madden same

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  1. I'm totally with you on finding time for yourself. I went to a yoga class this weekend and it was heaven!


  2. I can't even imagine how busy you must be! It is so important to have some time to yourself, even if it's just a wee bit. Also you look lovely and this floral shirt is amazing!

  3. Great advise for sure. As moms we need time for ourselves. Good for you for being part of a monthly book club. How does it feel having Hannah on daycare? BTW Love your floral top especially with the pretty lavender cardi. And I agree, laceup shoes are more versatile than one thinks. Hope all is well!

  4. I love this outfit! You always look so awesome and classy. :)
    Unique Geek

  5. This is a really cute outfit! Love the floral pattern of the top with the purple cardi! As a young mom you absolutely need me time. It makes you a better mom so don't feel guilty! I raised two daughters and my husband worked long hours, so it was hard to find time for myself. Do what you need to do to be a better mom! Love your blog! - Amy -