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Committed: The Ties that Bond

with Angella Dykstra

I'm a mom of three, a professional accountant, and an amateur photographer and writer. I am not a marriage expert. But my husband and I take "Til death do us part" seriously, and here I'll be sharing how we keep our marriage strong while we both do that insane work-life juggle.

Check out my Work It, Mom! profile and my blog, Dutch Blitz.

How Do You Spend Your “Me” Time?

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Far too often, Moms say that they have no time for “me” time. They have jobs and a spouse, and a kid or five. There is always something to be done, so they sacrifice all of their time for those around them … and end up with an empty tank. Don’t be a martyr. Take care of yourself, and you will be more capable of taking care of those in your charge.

I have a busy life, just like everyone else. I am self-employed, and work about forty hours a week between shuttling kids around and volunteering and making dinner and helping with homework, and, and, and. It would be easy to fall into the trap of trying to get just one more thing crossed off my list instead of taking time for myself, but I learned years ago that the list is never done and if I don’t take time for me, nobody wins. I don’t win, my marriage doesn’t win, and my kids don’t win.

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Dealing With The January Blahs

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November and December may involve the snow and cold, but Thanksgiving/Christmas/Whatever You Celebrate festivities can distract you from the gray weather outside. Once New Year’s is over, all that’s left is three (or five, depending where you live) months of snow and cold and cloudy skies. It can be rather depressing.

I have never been a fan of winter, which led to a few years where I struggled with S.A.D. I had one January day where I was unable to do anything other than sit. I couldn’t read, I couldn’t write, I couldn’t do anything other than sit on the couch. I knew it was time to take action. Take action I did, and now I clap my hands with glee when the snow falls. (Truth.) Summer will always be my favorite season, but Winter no longer fills me with dread.

Here are a few ways to beat the January Blahs:

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