Skip Nav
For Moms
Sometimes the Best Parents Are the Ones With the Screaming Kid
Viral Videos
This Doritos Super Bowl Ad Explains Why Some Husbands Really Don't Belong in the Delivery Room
Birth
You've Probably Never Seen a Baby Born Inside Its Amniotic Sac Before — and It's Breathtaking

Ways to Keep Calm

What Does Mommy Do For Her Time Out?

Most moms have experienced a "Calgon, take me away" moment. It's 5 p.m. — the kids are crying, mommy still hasn't showered, dinner is burned, and dad is out of town. Every now and then a mom can't handle the heat and needs to get out of the kitchen before her last nerve fizzles. Cooling down and gathering oneself is an art. When I reach the end of my rope, I take deep breaths and pray to God for patience. Humming a tune helps calm me and can often have a similar effect on my tots, too. What do you do to keep your cool?

Around The Web
Babies and Hair Tourniquets
Understanding Your Toddler
Unretouched Postpartum Bodies Photo Series
Things Your Kids Will Remember About You

POPSUGAR, the #1 independent media and technology company for women. Where more than 75 million women go for original, inspirational content that feeds their passions and interests.

Join The Conversation
Pampire Pampire 6 years
That's the part of the movie when she says NO WIRE HANGERS! Sad movie, true story. Anyways, I usually just step out for a bit and take a breather, think about the situation and try to make the best of it. Works for me. :)
Moms Moms 6 years
Deep breaths work wonders and if you step back and look at any situation, it's usually not a big deal.
Nadia24gv Nadia24gv 6 years
Lol, what is "time for myself?"
kia kia 6 years
Really, Mommy Dearest?!? Scary! I don't have kids yet myself but hope I can find some healthy outlet that won't emotionally scar my kids down the road.
NyckieRocks NyckieRocks 6 years
I lock myself in the bathroom. There is a 50/50 chance that the kids will stand at the door screaming louder, but when Im in there I just block it all out
Dana18 Dana18 6 years
Most of the time I don't get that up set at my kids. But if I do , I call my mother to calm me down.
Roarman Roarman 6 years
That picture is terrifying. I remove myself from the situation for a couple of minutes.
EvieJ EvieJ 6 years
I start to blow raspberries at my daughter. For some reason, it calms me down, she blows them back and we both end up giggling. Some of the best advice I ever got was that it's ok to put the baby down and walk away if I need to.
Latest Moms
X