I absolutely love my life but I do consider myself to be a fairly busy Mom. With four children from ages one through ten home all day every day because we homeschool, life in our house is never dull and definitely never quiet. Besides homeschooling and blogging, I also work from home so any free time I do get during the day is dedicated to that. Ages ago, when I was a new Mom with just a couple of kiddos, I would feel guilty any time I did something for myself or spent any time away from them. Now with the wisdom of many years and a couple of more kids behind me, I realize that taking that little bit amount of time away from them to focus on myself for a little while actually makes me a better Mom when I come back. The last time I did something for myself I chose to go to one of those sipping and painting classes where they teach non-artistic people like me how to paint a picture while they serve you wine. It was not only relaxing but hilarious as well and the stress and nerves of the week just melted away. On a more regular basis I like to sneak out a couple evenings a week to the gym to do some pilates or yoga and I find this to be very refreshing. Do something for yourself and you are really doing something for your family as well.