Wednesday, June 27, 2012

25 Time Outs for SAHMs

There are often times when a Stay-at-home-Mom or Stay-at-home-Dad needs an adult form of a time out.  This usually happens after the third glass of spilled milk, a dog with a stomach virus and a stopped up kitchen sink.  During these times of stress, refer to this calm down list of ideas about how to cope...if even for the next few minutes:


  1. Take a walk
  2. Take a shower
  3. Take 100 slow breaths
  4. Listen to your favorite song
  5. Grab a piece of gum
  6. Splash cold water on your wrists or face
  7. Apply lotion to your hands or feet
  8. Scream into a pillow
  9. Call a friend
  10. Call your mom
  11. Pet your dog
  12. Play a game of solitaire
  13. Water your plants
  14. Eat a cookie (just one)
  15. Read for 5 minutes
  16. Surf the web
  17. Write an e-mail
  18. Write a thank you note
  19. Color a picture
  20. Bake something
  21. Clean out your refrigerator (you know it needs it)
  22. Think of a funny memory and laugh
  23. Say a Prayer
  24. Do some stretches 
  25. Go on Pinterest