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5 Ways to Sneak in Some ME Time

Before I had kids, I knew that being a mom was more than a full time job, but it took me actually doing the job to realize the true meaning of that statement. Don’t get me wrong, I love every minute of it, but having kids is a lot of work. I have been on the go non-stop since I had my first son ten years ago. Literally.

I have to make sure my boys are fed every day.

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And don’t even get me started on the insane amount of laundry I do in this house. Every. Single. Day.

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Oh, and most days, I play maid, too (please ignore the mess).

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Then as soon as they get off the bus from school, they need help with their homework.

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And did I mention that I am a taxi service for these guys?

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With all of that, it’s no wonder that I need a little ME time once in a while. If you’re a mom, too, then you know how hard finding that ME time can be. I think I’ve figured it out, though. Here’s what I do to when I need to”escape” for a few minutes.

1. Sit in the Car

Sometimes there’s nowhere to escape in the house, so I head out to the car. Hey, there’s air conditioning, heat, music, and sometimes snacks. Most importantly, there is peace and quiet. My kids are old enough to survive for 5-10 minutes while I sit in the car and get my sanity back.

2. Grab a Broom & Head to the Basement

Tell the kids you are heading downstairs to kill some mice and that you’ll be back in a few minutes. We don’t actually have mice in our house and I would probably move out if I ever found one down there, but the kids don’t need to know that.

3. Bake Something The Kids Don’t Like

I can tell you from first hand experience, that if I bake something the kids don’t like, they will be nowhere to be found for at least an hour (or likely longer). They disappear out of fear that I will make them eat it whether they like it or not. It’s a great way to get a little time to myself.

4. Wear Ear Phones

Yes! This is one of my favorite. When I’m around the house and I feel like I need some “me” time I put on my head phones. It’s amazing what you can avoid when you’re wearing those amazing pieces of technology.

5. Hide in the Bathroom

I have been known to grab a chocolatey treat and just sit in the silence of my bathroom on occasion. Ok, fine – I do it at least once a day, but hey – I need a few minutes to myself sometimes.

Because I sneak off to hide in the loo on a regular basis, I need to make sure my pantry is stocked with goodies at all times. I headed over to Walmart the other day to stock up on some of my favorite Skinny Cow(R) treats. By always having something from Skinny Cow(R) on hand, I always have a decadent way to indulge in a little ME time, anytime!

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Here’s what I bought when I was at Walmart.

1. Skinny Cow(R) Blissful Truffle Candy Bars

Skinny Cow(R) Blissful Truffle Candy Bar, which comes in two flavors – Milk and Dark Chocolate can be found right on the candy aisle. The NEW Skinny Cow(R) Blissful Truffle Candy Bars are the newest addition to the Skinny Cow(R) line of indulgent chocolate candies. Skinny Cow(R) Blissful Truffle Candy Bars have a rich, soft truffle layer and if you are a chocolate lover, you will thoroughly enjoy this the decadent chocolate experience these candies will give you.

2. Skinny Cow(R) Mocha Latte Creamy Iced Coffee

With the warm weather creeping up quickly here in New England, what could be better than a refreshing creamy iced coffee? The Skinny Cow(R) brand’s insanely indulgent Creamy Iced Coffee Drinks are a decadent blend of rich roasted coffee whipped with creamy milk. The beverages are now available in three delicious flavors: Vanilla Latte, Mocha Latte & Creamy Cappuccino in the refrigerated section in Walmart.

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Another one of my favorite Skinny Cow(R) Frozen treats are the new Skinny Cow(R) Vanilla Almond Crunch Bars. The impossibly indulgent Skinny Cow(R) Chocolate Dipped Ice Cream Bars feature three rich new flavors — including creamy Vanilla Almond Crunch, decadent Double Caramel Swirl and tempting Triple Chocolate Ripple.

Skinny Cow(R) is a simple, delicious way to indulge and savor some much needed ME time! In the bathroom. Alone.

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127 comments

  1. kristimaloney

    Cute post – that’s exactly where I grabbed some “me time” when my two were that age! The Skinny Cow Milk Chocolate Truffle is divine!!!

  2. Liz Mays

    I need to try that one. I haven’t done so yet, and I feel like I’m totally missing out!

  3. milenabarrett

    Now that my kids are a bit older they are great about giving me my time- no more hiding in the bathroom-LOL!

  4. My Journey With Candida

    My kids are gone, but I still have my nightly ritual in the bathroom. My Hubs knows not to bother me.

  5. Pam

    My son is going off to college in August. I can’t wait to have some me time!

  6. Russ R.

    I don’t think we have Skinny Cow here but I do wish that one of the membership shopping establishments bring it here. You got me at the blissful truffle candy bar and the iced coffee. I saw the packaging and I could tell that Skinny Cow is something that I’d love.You kind of remind me of my Mom. She most probably says the same stuff that you do and she ‘hides’ somewhere in our house for her treat food ( as I call it ).

  7. Terry My Journey With Candida

    I sneak ME time in every day. Everyone knows when I go into the bathroom in the evening, I don’t want to be disturbed for about an hour… sometimes more.

  8. bellanna3

    Me Time is so important to maintain my sanity! lol I love #3 and might start implementing that at our house too. I’d also like to try the Skinny Cow Mocha Latte Creamy Iced Coffee! That sounds delicious! I’m off to find some new recipes of stuff my kid’s will hate! lol

  9. annecrane

    I have yet to try these. I have no idea why they look delicious! I always grab a small piece of dark chocolate for myself

  10. Shabby Chic Boho (@terrishutterbug)

    Oh how smart that you’ve found ways to sneak in me time. I have too much time on my hands these days in my empty nester but when the grands are here, it’s a different story. I’m really bad about hiding in the bathroom to eat the good chocolate when I need a me moment.

  11. Michele

    I once told an internet friend of mine who desperately needed some ME time to buy a good pair of earphones–she thought I was crazy–maybe this old lady knew something–hey what you can’t hear won’t bother you!!

  12. Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle

    OMG, I DO hide in the bathroom sometimes! I love my family, but there are times when I just have to get away fro a few mintues.

  13. Mama to 5 BLessings

    My hiding place is the garage. They find me in the bathoom, forget about going to the bathroom with peace and quiet!

  14. Sandy

    Hehe, love this post. I buy the skinny cow chocolate treats too. My mistake was letting my girls try them. GRR! Now, I have to hide them or they will want to eat them all..LOL!

  15. Becky Fry (mysparklinglife.com)

    haha, it’s sad we have to lock ourselves in the bathroom or closet to get me time! But I think we can ALL relate to it. Skinny Cow is awesome, i didn’t know they made coffee drinks though! yum!

  16. Liz Mays

    If the bathroom is where you can get the peace (and the snack), then by all means! I love Skinny Cow everything!

  17. andrea

    What Mom hasn’t hid in the bathroom! Skinny Cow is the greatest brand!

  18. Melissa Pezza

    Being a mother is wonederful, and I enjoy all the activities I do with the kids. However, some alone time is nice! I’ve never hidden in the bathroom, but it seems like a viable option!

  19. way2goodlife

    I am down for the skinny cow and I should probably tell the kids about the mice in the basement – I want to hide toys in there, but the kids keep sneaking in there for their explorer sessions

  20. tiarasandtantrums

    Hilarious! Don’t we all hide in the bathroom?! When I need a respite – I vacuum! The noise blocks everyone out and they go find something else to do because I might hand that chore off to them!

  21. Maria

    I LOVE Skinny Cow!! It doesn’t taste low in calories which is what I love the most.

  22. Jennifer

    My children are of the four legged variety, and there are times when I just have to be alone. Especially that time Franklin peed on the couch! ARGH!

  23. Alli

    I’ve been wanting to try the new Skinny Cow treats! When my kids were little I would pray for some alone time and try to lock myself in the bathroom, but there would always be a knock at the door. Now that they are all grown I need to remind myself how nice it is to go to the bathroom all by myself.

  24. Dee Mauser

    I love the Skinny Cow snacks and can’t wait to try their new iced coffee. I bet it is really good!

  25. swood97Shirley Wood

    You have some good tips for Me time. Hiding in the bathroom is one of the best tips, isn’t it. I like that trick of baking things you know they won’t eat, that’s a good one! I have not tried Skinny Cow yet but I do need to. It’s quite popular!

  26. maria @ close to home

    too funny I recently published a moms time out box where I hid the candy bars in what looks like black beans. Such yummy treats.

  27. thechattymomma

    My ME time is always in the car. Every day for 1 hour. I’ve learned to take advantage of pick ups and drop offs.

  28. courtneylynne

    Hehehehe i have been known for sitting in my driveway for afew extra minutes before going into the house…. Sometimes those few extra minutes are exactly what I need.

  29. Alison

    I think #1 is my primary means of “me time”. The hour my son is in karate class is pure gold. I can sit in the car and catch up on FB, read my kindle or run errands that would otherwise not get done with kids tagging along.

  30. Christy Hoover

    I wash dishes to spend time with myself. A bit of Skinny Cow is nice too.

  31. alissa

    YES Moms have to hide in the bathroom! LOL I love Skinny Cow.

  32. Mama to 5 BLessings

    I love Skinny Cow. I have a big sweet tooth and these are perfect to satisfy that sweet tooth!

  33. Francis Ramos

    I never tried the Skinny Cow. They look delicious and I want to try them.

  34. HilLesha

    Now that my bathroom’s doorknob has been acting like wonky lately (my daughter can run right in), I always have to retreat to my bedroom for a few moments to get some much needed me time. I have never tried Skinny Cow before, but I’ll definitely check it out sometime.

  35. Mama to 5 BLessings

    Let’s face it moms wear many hats, your life sounds like mine. I have to hide too for me time but that lasts for only so long before they find me LOL!

  36. Catherine S

    I don’t think I have ever tried Skinny Cow. I will have to pick some up at the store. I think the only me time I get is in the morning before the guys wake up.

  37. Heather

    LOL! I hide in a closest or pantry and yes the bathroom, I’ve even ducked behind the shower curtain to indulge in something my kids can’t bave. I love skinny cow peoducts. I have the popcorn and stevia in my pantry right now!

  38. Alice Chase

    Adorable! I totally have a secret stash of treats I keep away from the kids! Every mom deserves a little “me time”

  39. listen2mama

    You’re funny Robin! I have always wondered how those Skinny Cow products taste, so I’m glad you like them. I’m gonna check them out next time I’m in the market.

  40. nirra2006

    Sigh. Headphones don’t work for me. My little guy just taps me on the arm until I am about to scream so I take them out to see what he wants lol

  41. Jeanine

    These are such great photos of you!!! How hilarious. I just ate a snack in my bathroom this morning, because my kids kept trying to steal it from me and kept bugging me!! haha. I love Skinny Cow, I need to keep a secret stash!! So good!

  42. Bismah Abdelgawad

    I can totally relate to this post! Although my two boys are both toddlers so even sneaking off to the bathroom to hide usually does not work. Like yourself I enjoy being home with my boys even though they are alot of work. I love chocolate so I am going to have to give those a try whether I am alone or not!

  43. sippycupmom

    Great ideas! I sit in the car a lot for some me time. I need to do it with a Skinny Cow!

  44. Nicole M Williams

    I can totally relate. As moms we wear so many hats and titles. I can’t even go to the bathroom without my little one going with me.

  45. tammi

    I usually try and hide a few times a day, it’s my time. Also, I pick up the kids from school early so I can just sit in the car and enjoy my coffee before the chaos starts.

  46. Megan Elford

    I had no idea Skinny Cow had iced coffee! I definitely need to try that. And I love your ideas for sneaking in some me-time. I might just steal the “mice in the basement” idea!

  47. Kristen from The Road to Domestication

    I laugh because of your picture in the bathroom, but I know that’s true-to-life LOL We love the Skinny Cow Ice Creams at our house!

  48. Jenna Wood

    Haha @bake something the kids don’t like! My mother used to do this all the time. Then she’d calmly sit on the couch and enjoy her treat without having to share a single bite!

  49. Crystal (The Imperfect Mom)

    I love to hide in the bathroom with my phone!

  50. aimee (@HouseofFaucis)

    I LOVE Skinny Cow. My favorite are all the chocolate products. I’ve never had the ice cream ones but really want to try them.

  51. coolchillmom

    I love the killing mice idea!!! Now I need a basement!!!!

  52. rane25

    Your tips are always so funny …” Sit in the Car” …I love the packaging of Skinny Cow Products …. Cant have them though

  53. Ann Bacciaglia

    I have not tried Skinny Cow products yet. I would love to try the Skinny Cow® Chocolate Dipped Ice Cream Bars. These are great ways to get a few minutes to yourself.

  54. Olivia Schwab

    I love this post! Having me time is soo important for our sanity!! And sneaking skinny cow products into the bathroom or the other locations you set is such a great idea. They’re soo good!!

  55. Diana Villa

    Those Skinny Cow products look great! I have to check them out.

  56. Cara (@StylishGeek)

    What an awesome post! Awhile back I wrote tips on having your own ME time too, most of which I still practice until today. It’s really important for our own sanity to have that time to ourselves. Thanks for sharing!

  57. Amber Edwards

    I am a huge fan of the Skinny Cow® Blissful Truffle Candy Bars! I am not above HIDING them from the kids! No joke. they saw my Skinny Cow ice cream bars and ate them all. So I hide my Skinny cow candies. And Sometimes I say “mommy is going into Time Out in her room” and yeah I’m indulging in some Skinny cow yummies.

  58. Pam

    Baking something the kids don’t like or telling them it’s time to clean the house always seems to make them disappear for a while! I’ve also been known to hide in the bathroom for a few minutes to get some peace and quiet.

  59. Kelly Hutchinson

    I totally have to hide in the bathroom or even under the bed to get away from my kids. I need a Skinny Cow moment!

  60. crystal

    Ha! Who hasn’t hid in the bathroom in hopes of a few minutes of quiet. I like to start listing chores that need to be done. That sends everyone running!

  61. Tammileetips

    I love Skinny cow products!! That would be a great place to grab some me time!

  62. Amy Desrosiers

    Are you sneaking in your me time in the bathroom? That is the worst place for me now..they run in when they hear me in the bathroom around here.

  63. Amber NElson

    Skinny Cow products are so amazing. Way to go mom!

  64. Pam

    Those are great suggestions for getting some “me” time. I sometimes just go outside and sit in my rocking chair even when it is cold and rainy to get some alone time.I do love Skinny Cows too. They are awesome!

  65. Bri

    Having daily Me Time is very important for all of us.

  66. Allie D.

    I love Skinny Cow! I especially like their ice cream. I don’t feel guilty eating it, and it is so good! I loved your number 2 way of “escaping” and getting me time. I have never thought to use an excuse like that, and I’m so trying it! I have hidden in the bathroom, although it doesn’t help that we have only one bathroom and there is someone always banging on the door.

  67. Valerie

    I love your list of ways to get some me time. It’s important to get me time in order to preserve one’s sanity, and Skinny Cow is a great treat. Definitely want to try the ice coffee.

  68. Stacey- Travel Blogger

    Those Skinny Cow treats are for me! I don’t care what anybody else says or wants! I will have them for myself lol!

  69. Dawn McAlexander

    I usually just go sit in the car or ride around for a bit if I need me time. In a house where there is always someone wanting something or wanting my attention, it really is therapeutic every once in a while!

  70. Chelley @ A is For Adelaide

    I love Skinny Cow! It’s cool when these lines expand… giving myself a tret is rare, but SO needed!

  71. asknursepam

    I raised 5 kids already and my 6th is still at home, I have time to myself now, but I miss the kids being home! I love skinny cow treats, they are amazing! Can’t wait to try the iced coffee, haven’t seen it yet!

  72. Britney

    Thanks for the tips! It’s always good to get some “me” time during the day!

  73. Theresa

    I hide in the bathroom a lot too. Since I have an auto immune disorder, they just think I’m sick and leave me alone lol.

  74. NutriFitMama

    Ha- so funny- one of my friends hides in the car a lot too. It works though!

  75. thriftyjinxy

    I love the idea of bake something the kids don’t like. That is SO sneaky!! (love it!!)

  76. Valerie

    Love your list of ways to get some me time. It’s so important to get time for one’s self in order to preserve sanity. Skinny Cow is also yummy. Would love to try the iced coffee.

  77. Swa-Rai (@swaraiblog)

    I love Skinny Cow products, they are half the calories and taste so good. I could literally eat one every day and not feel guilty.

  78. Amanda O.

    I love the Skinny Cow brand! Their ice cream products are great too.

  79. casavilorainteriors

    I am so thankful that mine aren’t very young anymore, but when they get to teen years, it’s a while ‘nother set of problems. Lol. Well not problems – I love my role as a mommy but I could use a break every once in a while

  80. crystal

    Each stage has different demands. I was so physically exhausted when they were little. Now it’s different, but I could still use a break too.

  81. Rachel Ferrucci

    My kids are grown but I do remember sneaking off for me time. I also used to hide my favorite candy and me time snacks!

  82. MamaLuvsBooks

    Everyone needs some ME time! I usually take a hot bath and read a book! Chocolate and Skinny Cow are always a nice escape! #client

  83. Autumn @Mamachallenge

    I love the Skinny Cow products! I will admit that I have done a few of those before!

  84. Penelope

    Coffee is one of my weaknesses. I had no idea Skinny Cow had so many items available, but I need to try that iced coffee.

  85. Ashley

    I used to hide in the bathroom but when we moved j got the luxury of a walk in closet. I’m trying to find a way to fit a chair in there lol.

  86. Debra

    Those truffles look amazing! I need to try them!

  87. Vidya Sudarsan (@IDP_Vidya)

    I buy skinny cow treats all the time for my girls. We love them.. esp the truffles!

  88. Baby Making Mama (Jennifer Borget)

    Skinny cow has the most delicious ice cream sandwiches. I am with ya on all of these break places. Lately my car and the bathroom (as usual) are my favorites.

  89. Elizabeth O.

    This is nice and funny. I love the humor and the chocolates seem yummy too!

  90. Chubskulit Rose

    I have never tried skinny cow products but heard good things about it. I wanna be jolly like you when doing my chores lol.

  91. lisa @bitesforbabies

    I guess it doesn’t depend on what you’re doing or where, it doesn’t matter as long as you’re ALONE! lol!

  92. Dhemz

    I love skinny cow! That’s the best place to spend your “ME” time…:)

  93. Debbie

    I’m pretty sure everyone hides out every now and then. No shame in that, we all need our personal privacy and to de-stress!

  94. becca112971

    OMG too funny. I love the whole baking something they don’t like. I’ll have to try that

  95. Lynndee

    Too funny! I am a chocoholic so I am definitely going to check the dark chocolate flavor. But for certain, I’m not going to eat them in the bathroom. LOL.

  96. Nina Say

    I am so guilty of baking things my kids (and husband) don’t like just so I can eat them all. I’m a little selfish in that way haha.

  97. M from The Stay-at-Home Life

    I love skinny cow, it tastes so good.

  98. yumeating

    Ohhhh Skinny Cow has iced coffeeeeeeeeeee now? I must find some of that. I am known to go hide in the bathroom. Kiddo will follow me down to the basement. And, pretty much anywhere else. So, the bathroom is the only place I can lock her and her father out.

  99. Dana

    OMG excellent tip on baking something the kids don’t like… I usually find that when I bake things for the whole family I usually end up with really small portions while my kids and hubby eat everything up in 5 minutes!! So now I will be able to have stuff that I love without worrying that it will be gone quickly, and also have some ME time. Thanks, I really loved this post!

  100. Wendy @ ABCs and Garden Peas

    I’m definitely baking something triple chocolate-y this weekend! My kids don’t like chocolate at all. Brilliant!

  101. Victoria

    Me time is very important. I have also been hearing about this brand and need to check them out.

  102. candyolivares

    Always such great tips Robin! Sometimes I feel like I should hide from my kids..LOL

  103. roselynn787

    Lucky for me I don’t have kids yet so I get to have all the skinny cow whenever I want without having to sneak (a good and bad thing obviously lol). It’s funny though because my mom does some of these things to me, like hiding in the bathroom!

  104. Ourfamilyworld (@OurFamilyWorld)

    I love your idea of baking something the kids won’t like. I have never dared doing this.

  105. Yolanda @ Seeing It Their Way

    I have only tried the Skinny Cows Truffle, but there Iced Coffee sounds yummy! If I said I was going to kill a mice my boys would know I was up to something! LOL

  106. Krystal

    I’m addicted to those SKinny Cow iced coffees. They are SOO good. Love the idea to wear ear plugs!

  107. Janell @ Saving You Dinero

    I totally need to sneak in some more me time. Especially to get my hands on these treats.

  108. Bonnie @ wemake7

    I’m in dire need of some me time. I really love iced coffee, I will have to try this kind.

  109. Sojourner Walker Williams

    This is great! All so true. I definitely hide in the kitchen which is downstairs. It definitely doesn’t take me an hour and a half to make dinner each night, but my husband and kids don’t need to know that- shhhhh…

  110. toughcookiemommy

    I wish hiding in the bathroom could be an option for me to get some time to myself. Unfortunately, they follow me there too.

  111. maggiesblog2

    I have a 2 year old so me time is usually when he’s sleeping. I need that iced coffee pronto lol

  112. Lisa Rios

    I like this post and I agree ME time is so important. Being a mom is such a lovely experience and I really love all the activities I do with my girls. I never tried the Skinny cow. It looks very delicious. Will have to try them.

  113. Caitlin

    I love that you have a complete list of works for you to get in me time!

  114. Carly Anderson (Lipgloss and Crayons)

    ME time is so important! I love Skinny Cow – I had no idea they had iced coffee, though! I can’t wait to try it out.

  115. censie

    Baths are my favorite time to escape! Bath time for mom!

  116. Liza C

    Those Skinny Cow Truffle bars are YUM. And I’m with you, sometimes I just put on my headphones and let the tunes take over.

  117. Owen's Mom

    Lol. Great ideas. Though, I am sure if I mentioned “mouse” all my kids would be there to help. I would have to say I was killing spiders!

  118. Joanne T Ferguson

    Great ideas! It seems lately there never seems to be any me time, which is frustrating!

  119. Nancy @ Whispered Inspirations

    By the way, I do hide when I have something and I do bake things they will steer clear of. That’s bad but, hey, it works!

  120. Shell Things (@shellthings)

    That milk chocolate truffle looks awesome! I hide in the bathroom, too.

  121. Elizabeth Towns

    Yes, me time is the most valuable time and to be guarded! I have found myself sneaking with my lil snacks too! I love Skinny Cow!

  122. Erin @ Sugar Crumbs

    Hahaha, oh my word! I thought I was the only one that hid in the bathroom for some me time! And please tell me you don’t normally smile during laundry. Otherwise it’ll make me feel bad about how grumpy I am about it!

  123. Yona Williams

    I am cracking up at your suggestion to bake something that the kids don’t like. That’s one way to make sure you indulge in peace…

  124. Michelle Varga (@dustbunniesblog)

    LOL – I seriously love this post! I’ve been hiding away in the bathroom reading my cooking magazines lately! Sometimes a mom just needs some me time – nothing wrong with that!

  125. alexisakamom0616

    Why is it that the laundry multiplies so fast each day? LOLI love their treats, it’s a nice little extra bonus for a hard day .. hehe

  126. Ricci

    I have been wanting to try the Skinny Cow lattes for a while now!! I am also all about some me time, you go girl!

  127. Jillian Fisher

    Haha Iove hiding in the bathroom to get my sanity back.

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