Time Outs Giveaway

We have the Grandbabes this weekend again. I love it. But why do we have them? Well because as the book says "Mothers Need Time-Outs, Too". It is even touted on Mommy Needs a Time Out blog.  And I completely agree, don't you.  This weekend the Other Daughter is taking her Object of her Affection to a Star Trek Convention.  What a trip that will be.
In the meantime we are enjoying the kiddos.  Last night was the Friday Night Lights.  It was so much fun to see the kiddos enjoying the excitement of the game.  And I loved the concession stand food, who is with me there?  Today will be games with the kids and hopefully a hot dog/s'mores cookout tonight.  Oh and the local school fall carnival too!  What are your plans?
 But I also want touch on ways to take a time out.  No you do not have to go and sit in the corner.  I use to love my 3 pm bubble baths.  It was perfect timing.  I would slip into the tub with a good book and music and soak for 30 minutes.  Then when I popped out, dry and dressed I was ready for anything.  That was just when the kids came in from school.  A time out really helps an overworked overwrought woman get refocused.  And yes if your a mom, wife and caretaker your overworked daily.  When you take time for just you then you can recharge those batteries.  One of my favorite ways to recharge is by doing a mini me time.  I can load up, run away from home and then find a great secluded area.  Now I can walk around, enjoy the heavens and the earth while letting all of my stress just flow away.  This helps us become better moms, better wives and just better.
I loved hearing this same idea applied to couples to this last week.  That if mom and dad  do not get to be a couple then they can not be the best of parents.  Remember it was by being a couple that you 'became' parents.  Dear and I are also making time for us as a couple.  Weather it be time to cuddle and review the day or each of us rubbing lotion on each others feet.  But that is not our time together passion....nope....you may laugh.  But we love COFFEE.  You should know it.  So we make a pot of delicious coffee (our fav is Folgers), set up all the goodies.  I take mine with sugar and cream (again fav is Land O Lakes Half & Half).  Then sit out on our big ol front porch reviewing the day.  It makes  you feel like you are the king and queen of your own lil domain.  Especially with the birds singing (make sure to have feeders and water out for them this fall/winter) and knowing you have time for just you too.
I am also having a ladies afternoon coffee today.  A group of my friends and prayer group.  We are going to gather on the porch and share our coffee and our prayers for each other.  I can't wait to get out all of our fun coffee cups, the Folgers Special Roast, sweeteners and our Land O Lakes Half & Half on a tray.  I am setting the table on the porch with bright colors and using bible verses printed on colored paper to make conversation starters.  The ladies prayer group is going to be treated to some home baked goodies too.  We are having Pumpkin Dessert Cake.  It so goes with the holiday season.  Fall is wonderful.  A time to review and renew.  A time for....time outs.
Mix and pour into 11 x 17 pan and bake at 350 for 35 minutes. 
I do wish to thank House Party for the Folgers and Land O Lakes goodies and party.  I want to thank the publishers for "Mothers Need Time-Outs, Too" book.  As always no one pays me, they just share goodies.  How lucky is that?  But I can share with you.  We have a copy of "Mothers Need Time-Outs, Too" for one lucky winner.  Just leave a comment for me below.  (Remember to leave your email.)  Extra entries are for following on GFC, twitter and facebook.  Comment for each on so I know. 

14 comments:

  1. I wish I had someone to give me a time out. With hubby working 2 jobs I am on 100% kid duty these days. With 4 young boys I deserve a time out! What a fun book.

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  2. Looks like a great book and YES I need a time out!!

    dropcqueen at yahoo dot com

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  3. I follow via FB (Jana Leonard)

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  4. I follow via twitter

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  5. Oh my that cake looks good, and with a cup of coffee too! Will try that recipe!
    Thanks!
    Regina

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  6. I used to give myself timeouts at home by just going into my room to decompress when I was getting stressed out. Much easier than giving my son timeouts. I at least liked them.

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

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  7. This book sounds wonderful! I think I need a time-out right now!
    wilburnnewsome atyahoodotcom

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  8. That pumpkin cake is beautiful! Read your message to me and LOL at the chip and the crack! Thrilled you are a SS and maybe, just maybe :) :)

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  9. I would love to read this book. It's definitely what I need right now.

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  10. I follow you via GFC.

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  11. Now this book sounds right up my alley, being a single mother of 5 :)

    I've just came across your blog, and believe me I will definately be back.

    Check out mine if you get a chance.

    ~Steph
    soklad@hotmail.com
    http://fortheluvofsanity.blogspot.com

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  12. I would love to hop into a big bubble bath with a glass of wine and read THIS book!

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  13. I follow on GFC! (amweeks)

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  14. I follow on twitter! (amweeks)

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