The Problem with Parenting and Free Time

Ha. You don’t have it.

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Still with me? You still don’t have it. I write because, at the time I first started, the only me-time hobbies I had were sleeping and eating. I didn’t even have showering or using the bathroom -in fact, I didn’t even have sleeping and eating. And so, I started writing. I even had some paid work doing writing; this fact warranted the use of that non-existent free time toward facing a computer and expressing myself with words.

So, it’s easy to look back over this and my other blog, shake my head, lament my negligence, and resolve to …ignore the elephant in the room because I have even less free time now. Buuut, I’ve loved it. Thank you for reading and supporting. I’ll be back when I can.

And, if you’re a parent without much free time, I get it. Keep at it, whatever you’re doing. Spending some of that time on yourself will make you less crazy, and that’s never a bad thing.

©2021 Chel Owens


11 thoughts on “The Problem with Parenting and Free Time

  1. And in case you think that you’ll have more free time when they get older….that’s when you get really busy! And then your husband starts needing you and your parents and your fellow mothers….so, banish this silly yearning. Just live one day at a time or you’ll go nuts waiting for free time. :p

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      1. Seriously, my friend. I hope you’re not like me , trying to be all things to all people and leaving no time for yourself. If so I hope you’ll set that habit straight before it becomes worse. As much as I love homeschooling , it can become 24/7. 💕


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