mommy me timeName – Bree G.
Location – Michigan
Occupation – In addition to blogging at TheMomwithMoxie, I work full time in PR & marketing.
How many children do you have? I have one son.

When was the last time you had mommy me time?  How did you spend the time? Last night. I try to take a little time for myself almost every day – either before everyone has woken up or after everyone has gone to bed. I read, write or catch up on TV shows I’ve DVR’d throughout the week.

When was the last time your spent time with your partner or girlfriends? How did you spend the time? We last spent quality time together last weekend. Our son was out with his aunt and we spent the time at home talking and just being together.

Do you have a favorite place to go that gives you a little solitude? The library. I go regularly to work on blog business or write posts in peace and quiet. It’s one of my happy places.

If you could spend 24 hours alone how would you spend it? I’d sleep in, and then go spend some time at the book store. After that, I’d go have some lunch while reading whatever book I purchased. After lunch, I’d go home, light some candles and put on some comfy clothes then watch some TV, surf the Internet, read some more, drink some wine, order a pizza and go to bed early.

mommy me timeWhat are your favorite hobbies? I love to read, write, and go bike riding with my husband and son.

What song or type of music do you blast when the kids aren’t around? Old-school hip-hop.

What is your family’s favorite fun time activity? We enjoy going to the park, a book store, and having family game & movie nights.

How do you balance everything in your life so that you can have a little alone time? I use the time before anyone is awake and after everyone’s gone to sleep as my alone time. It’s peaceful & quiet, and I can just be.

Do you have a special morning routine that gets you geared up for the day and/or night time wind down routine that helps get you relaxed after long day? Mornings: getting up before everyone else to have quiet time to plan out my day. Nights: a glass of wine, a scented candle and a good book.

What advice would you give a mom who is struggling to find that slice of mommy me time? I recommend moms use the time before anyone is awake and after everyone’s gone to sleep to reflect and have “me time.” Sure, you may sacrifice an hour of sleep, but the peace of mind and balance you get from it makes it all worth it.

Thank you Bree for sharing your interests with us! Your family totally sounds like my own. I love the book store! I could spend all day in a Barnes and Nobel. I’m currently reading, The Ultimate Betrayal by Kimberla Lawson Roby.  And don’t get me started about bike riding. That is my favorite thing to do. It just saddens me that I’m not able to do it as much as  I would like, I find it to be too dangerous here in New York City. With my husband being a gamer nut, we spend a lot of time playing everything from Super Mario to Street Fighter. My husband and I love the the movies! We sadly haven’t been in a while, the last movie we saw was No Good Deed. But with so many great movies due to come out that we will most definitely be having more date nights, which I’m totally looking forward to.

Mommy Me Time interviews will run every other week starting Oct 7 and will run through the end of the year. If you would like to be featured please feel free to email me at Valerie@MommyRandR.com.

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Valerie Pierre is the owner and content creator for Mommy R+R. She is a lover of food, wine & cuss words. She resides in Brooklyn, NY with her comic nerd husband and their two kids. Valerie is also Co-Owner of Sisterhued. A digital collective that showcases women of color in positive lights. She also contributes pieces to MomCave TV, Fit Noire and Football, Food & Motherhood.

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