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Alone Time

In Loving Memory Of A Moment Alone

Marilynn Halas | Posted 11.14.2014 | Parents
Marilynn Halas

When I became a mom, I knew my life would change. There would be diapers, sleepless nights and booties -- and I am one of those weirdos who actually enjoyed most of it. But what I did not realize was that I would never again use the bathroom alone.

What I Realized When I Asked for Help

Kate Baer | Posted 11.13.2014 | Parents
Kate Baer

Why is it so hard to ask for help? The words get stuck in my throat like a dinner roll I've inhaled without a glass of water, and I'm left dry and weary. The speeches I've rehearsed during angry cleaning are such a waste. I could have been listening to a podcast.

My 'Moment' at The Met and Why You Might Need One, Too

Carrie Visintainer | Posted 11.23.2014 | Parents
Carrie Visintainer

The guilt intensified as we walked through the armory containing life-sized horses and knights, swords and guns. I could picture my son's eyes as big as dinner plates as he perused the displays.

I Wanted To Run Away Today

Kathy Radigan | Posted 11.18.2014 | Parents
Kathy Radigan

Today was one of those days where I questioned every choice I ever made in my 48 years on this planet. I thought back to a time in my life when my house was quiet, and all I had to think about was myself.

7 Unexpected Perks of Back-to-School for Parents

Jamie Davis Smith | Posted 11.04.2014 | Parents
Jamie Davis Smith

I cried a lot the first day at drop-off and don't think I'll ever stop missing having my kids with me during those hours. But, I have to admit, after just a week, I have noticed some unexpected perks.

5 Times When Saying 'No' Is The Nicest Thing You Can Do For Yourself

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 08.31.2014 | Healthy Living

The vast majority of us live in a 24/7 world. Our days do not begin and end within office hours. And after accounting for the optimal amount of sleep ...

My Week as a Temporary Bachelorette

Amy Arndt | Posted 09.21.2014 | Comedy
Amy Arndt

Relaxed and worry-free, I took up temporary residency in Nordstrom Rack. I was in absolutely no hurry whatsoever. Instead of rushing around in search of a specific pair of black pants for a work trip, I casually flipped through the evening dresses as if I planned on wearing fuchsia sequins on Thursday.

POLL: What Is Your Most Effective Stress Management Tool?

Posted 06.13.2014 | MarloThomas

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Keeping The Spark Alive In A Marriage, From Alison Sweeney (VIDEO)

Posted 06.10.2014 | MarloThomas

After 14 happy years of marriage, "The Biggest Loser" Host Alison Sweeney and her husband David have learned the importance of setting aside time for ...

I'll Take What I Can Get -- Me Time

Lori Ferraro | Posted 07.29.2014 | Parents
Lori Ferraro

It's a sad fact that I now consider a trip to the dentist as "me" time. I pray I don't get the chatty hygienist and that I can just close my eyes and have 30 minutes of quiet.

In Defense Of Staying In -- And Avoiding Adventure

Posted 04.14.2014 | OWN

By Lisa Kogan Had I simply stayed home and written last night, this month's column might've opened with a tribute to the glorious wonders of ...

Why Mama Needs To Be Alone

Zsofi McMullin | Posted 04.23.2014 | Parents
Zsofi McMullin

Mama needs to be alone now. Not for too long, just a couple of days. Really, you won't even notice that she is gone. OK, maybe you will. But really, it's for the best.

Why Leaving My Children Helps Me Come Home to Them

Denise Henry | Posted 04.15.2014 | Parents
Denise Henry

"Mama, why did you put those things in your ear?" He's clearly not used to seeing me wearing sparkly things.

This Simple Thing May Be The Key To A Happy Marriage

Posted 01.23.2014 | Weddings

By Susie and Otto Collins for YourTango.com If taking nurturing, good care of yourself is something you know you should do, but don't actually do (...

Women Would Choose This Over Sex -- And We're Not Even Surprised

Posted 11.12.2013 | Women

Carving out time for yourself during the day -- free from obligations to your work, partner or kids -- is one of life's great pleasures. And it may...

James Nichols

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HuffingtonPost.com | James Nichols | Posted 10.22.2013 | Gay Voices

"Alone Time" is a striking and nuanced photo series by Montreal-based artist JJ Levine that seeks to explore issues of gender identity and queer space...

Rebecca Perkins: Spend Some Time in Solitude

Rebecca Perkins | Posted 12.15.2013 | Women
Rebecca Perkins

For those of us rarely alone, those of us who give of ourselves to others in our work and our family lives, creating time for solitude can seem like an impossible task.

On Choosing To Be Alone

Kripalu | Posted 11.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Kripalu

It's easy to believe that our lives are too full for solitude. But the rewards of carving out time for yourself are great (just be careful that it doesn't feel like an obligation). Befriend yourself, and prioritize one-on-one time with that friend.

10 'Odd' Relationship Behaviors That Are Totally Normal

GalTime | Posted 10.23.2013 | Women
GalTime

If you still think you're odd, though, then embrace the quirks that make your relationship special and take a line from Holly Golightly in Breakfast at Tiffany's -- "It may be normal, darling; but I'd rather be natural."

Inside the Brain of a Mother

Samantha McGarry | Posted 06.26.2013 | Parents
Samantha McGarry

In less than seven days, I leave for Europe for a week. By myself. All alone. Yup, you read that right. Seven full days of glorious Me Time. You'd think I'd be basking in glorious anticipation but, instead, I'm a hot mess of raging emotions, all boiling over in my head at once.

Seeking Solace With My Grocery Cart

Rachel Blaufeld | Posted 06.08.2013 | Parents
Rachel Blaufeld

Something about wandering through the aisles without anyone grabbing me or calling mom was so decadent. The aisles of the grocery store were my Cheers, where I went and everyone knew my name.

Why 'Me Time' Matters

Mia Redrick | Posted 04.23.2013 | Parents
Mia Redrick

The journey of parenting is far from a straight line. In fact, it can be a daily dose of zig-zags as we learn what really matters and how to truly enjoy the journey. I have made time at least once a week for the last fourteen years to be alone with myself because I deserve and want it.

Wine and Serenity on Superbowl Sunday?

Caren Osten Gerszberg | Posted 04.02.2013 | Women
Caren Osten Gerszberg

When game time begins and all players -- and viewers -- prepare for the coin toss, that's my clue to take to the living room. I'll usually curl up on the couch, with either a cup of tea or a glass of wine close by -- book, newspaper and laptop at the ready for at least four hours of quiet time.

What Happens When I'm Left Alone for 12 Days

Laverne H. Bardy | Posted 03.10.2013 | Fifty
Laverne H. Bardy

Marc visited his family in San Diego for the Christmas holidays. I was invited to accompany him but opted for twelve glorious days of soul-searching, stress-free solitude and serenity.

6 Signs You’re Spending Too Much Time Alone

Ruth Baron | Posted 11.28.2012 | OWN

By Ruth Baron There’s a fine line between enjoying peace and quiet and forgetting how to live in a world that includes other people. ...