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Secret Indulgences


By Pamela Stock

Parenting magazines are fond of encouraging tired moms and dads to relax, and schedule some "me time" into their busy lives to, say, spend a day at a spa, or a weekly night out with friends. Great advice, but not that realistic for most real families, considering money and time constraints. "A day at the spa would require three weeks of juggling schedules for everyone else in the family," one mom said.

More often than not, "free time" arrives unexpectedly and in short bursts. But that doesn't mean you can't use what little slices time you do get away from kids, work, pets and household chores to treat yourself and relax, or even indulge. An indulgence can be anything from an hour spent googling old classmates, going for that mint mochachino or the old classic taking a bubble bath. And before you start to feel guilty, remember that returning to your family refreshed can make you a better parent.
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