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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?

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Pampire Pampire 8 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 8 years
Deep breaths work wonders and if you step back and look at any situation, it's usually not a big deal.
Nadia24gv Nadia24gv 8 years
Lol, what is "time for myself?"
kia kia 8 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 8 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 8 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 8 years
That picture is terrifying. I remove myself from the situation for a couple of minutes.
EvieJ EvieJ 8 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.
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