When you become a mom, you think about your kids. Your husband. Your dog. Your house. Your neighbors. Your friends.

You think about everyone else. EVERYONE BUT YOU. This is thoughtful and giving. But over time? This leads to crankiness. (Cranky mom + cranky kids + cranky husband = unhappy mommy.)

It’s OK to set aside some time for you. It’s healthy. And it leads to a more balanced life and…TOTAL MOMMY SANITY. Yeah!!! Check out my top 10 tips to help you find more ME time in my latest AskMom OnlineRI.com column here.

And how cute is this mommy graphic?? (From one of the first sketches in my book, How to Spread Sanity on a Cracker – available now in color!)