This is so important for you Shannon. Remember, you are showing your daughter how important it is to look after yourself. My husband and I took a vacation every year with 2 other couples. At first, it was just a weekend away and then we added a day until we took a week every year for ourselves. We know how lucky we were as we had 3 sons and they each went to an aunt and uncle to spend the time with their cousins. They had there own vacation! We also reciprocated with my siblings.

I also made sure I could be out on my own with girlfriends when I could. I encouraged my husband to do the same with his friends. This allowed us to be more present with our children when we were with them. We spent most of the time with the kids but getting away just for a little while was so good. Filling up our energy bank so to speak.

It is hard to start but so important for both you and your daughter.

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