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10 Ways To Tell It's Time For a Mommy Break

Motherhood — awesome, fulfilling and hard as heck. Mothers are giving, loving and can often times let ourselves fall to the bottom of the ‘to do’ list and before you know it, your ready to explode.

It happens to the best of us — I’m pretty sure that’s where I am sitting right now. I can’t remember the last time I had a real night off without feeling rushed to get back to the kids. I have been stuck inside all month with three on-and-off sick children and I am going a bit stir crazy!

Moms need breaks too and we should take these breaks before we … well, break. This month I am going to make it a goal of mine to start putting myself back on the ‘to do’ list and watch for signs of needing a break, before it feels like I’ve gone too long.

Click through for 10 ways to tell it’s time for Mommy to get a break:

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  • Sleep Patterns 1 of 10
    Sleep Patterns
    You can't remember the last time you had more than 4 hours of sleep.
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  • Washroom Breaks 2 of 10
    Washroom Breaks
    You go to the washroom more then you need to, just hoping to be able to pee alone.
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  • Tantrum Handling 3 of 10
    Tantrum Handling
    All three of your kids are screaming at something — and all you do is laugh.
    Photo Credit: Photostock
  • Nighttime Patterns 4 of 10
    Nighttime Patterns
    You count down the minutes to bedtime, only to stay up until 3am watching Mad Men reruns so you can hear adults talk.
    Photo Credit: Photostock
  • Breakfast Routine 5 of 10
    Breakfast Routine
    You poured coffee in your cereal instead of milk into both.
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  • Marital Conversations 6 of 10
    Marital Conversations
    You husband comes home and asks how your day was & your response is "::sigh::".
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  • School Pick-Up 7 of 10
    School Pick-Up
    For the past 2 weeks, you've gone to pick up your kids from school in your pjs.
    Photo Credit: Photostock
  • Healthy Eating 8 of 10
    Healthy Eating
    You don't care that the kids are eating chips for breakfast, as long as they're quiet doing it.
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  • Perfect Vacation 9 of 10
    Perfect Vacation
    Your idea of vacation is anywhere that's quiet with no people around .
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  • What’s On Your Mind 10 of 10
    What's On Your Mind
    You devote an entire post to this subject.
    Photo Credit: AccustomedChaos.com

Find out how other moms’ know it’s time for a mommy break too.

Related:

What NOT to say to a SAHM
What NOT to say to a WOHM
February, I Am So Done With You

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