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Can I be honest for a minute? Mommyhood is HARD – very rewarding, but definitely challenging and exhausting. With all that we do each day, from cleaning, bills, playing chauffeur, to helping with homework, we definitely deserve a little time for ourselves. Since it’s not always realistic to get a BIG chunk of time, here’s some ideas for How to Sneak a 5 Minute Mommy Break!
Now, 5 minutes may not SEEM like a lot of time – because it’s not. That’s what makes it realistic, and something we can do more easily. Plus, even 5 minutes to enjoy a ‘sweet reward‘ for ourselves can make a huge difference in our day! I’ve even broken it down into some steps to make it even easier to nab that quick break.
Prepare Everything You Need
Get out a good magazine or book, maybe some neat coloring pages – whatever it is you’re going to do during your 5 minutes of freedom. Don’t forget a ‘sweet treat’ to enjoy, like the sweet taste of Diet Dr Pepper® from Walmart!
You can even earn a sweet reward at Walmart when you buy $10 worth of Diet Dr Pepper in a single transaction and upload your receipt at drpepper.com/Walmart – now THAT’S a great, quick thing to do for a little afternoon break! Don’t forget any other snacks or items you may need – maybe some music, if you’re like me! Luckily we can pick up everything in one stop 🙂
Get Your Kids’ Activities Prepared
The key to nabbing those 5 minutes is to ensure your kids are plenty safe – of course – and happily occupied. Our PRINTABLE includes some busy kid activity ideas, such as coloring, building, playing shop, etc. They can even pretend to be in a ‘band’ like Lil’ Sweet himself from Diet Dr Pepper – he’s quite the character! Get all the things your kids will need to enjoy THEIR time, so they won’t have to come ask you.
Download & print the Printable Steps for a 5 Minute Afternoon Mommy Break (plus kid activity ideas) HERE
Have everyone go potty and get a drink (because you know if you don’t, they’ll be ‘dying of thirst’ two minutes into your break. If you can, silence your phone.
While you enjoy your afternoon break, stop by Diet Dr Pepper and try their adult coloring book!
You can pick a design and start adding your own color!
Start the Kids on Their Fun Time
Set the timer for 5 minutes, and explain to the kids that they’re going to have tons of fun for five minutes – and unless it’s an emergency, they don’t need to come get you for things.
Now it’s YOUR turn for some fun – be artistic with your coloring skills, play a favorite tablet game, read a good book, or just rest with some music enjoying a Diet Dr Pepper. Life’s tough, so breaks should be sweet! If you’re the music type – maybe check out the tunes of rockstar Lil’ Sweet on the Diet Dr Pepper site.
Reward Yourself MORE
What better way to treat yourself than with a great Walmart eGift Card offer: Buy $10 worth of Diet Dr Pepper in a single transaction, get a $5 Walmart eGift Card by uploading your receipt at DrPepper.com/Walmart. Stocking up with a refreshing drink PLUS getting something back? Now THAT is a sweet reward!
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