The best lesson I’ve learned since becoming a mom is very simple: Make Time for Yourself.
We give our kids time-outs when they misbehave, allowing them a few minutes to self-soothe. After their time-out they usually are calmer and able to be social again.
Many moms suffer from burnout due to constantly giving of themselves to their children without ever replenishing the well that the kids are drawing from. We also need time outs for the same reasons as our kids – to self-soothe.