How to Sneak a 5 Minute Mommy Break

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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!

How to sneak in a 5 minute mommy break - with free printable steps, plus ideas to keep the kids busy! #CollectiveBias

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!

How to sneak in a 5 minute mommy break - with free printable steps, plus ideas to keep the kids busy! #CollectiveBias

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 🙂

How to sneak in a 5 minute mommy break - with free printable steps, plus ideas to keep the kids busy! #CollectiveBias

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

No Interruptions

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.

How to sneak in a 5 minute mommy break - with free printable steps, plus ideas to keep the kids busy! #CollectiveBias

While you enjoy your afternoon break, stop by Diet Dr Pepper and try their adult coloring book!

How to sneak in a 5 minute mommy break - with free printable steps, plus ideas to keep the kids busy! #CollectiveBias #ColorMeSweet

How to sneak in a 5 minute mommy break - with free printable steps, plus ideas to keep the kids busy! #CollectiveBias #ColorMeSweet

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.

How to sneak in a 5 minute mommy break - with free printable steps, plus ideas to keep the kids busy! #CollectiveBias

Enjoy!!!

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!

How to sneak in a 5 minute mommy break - with free printable steps, plus ideas to keep the kids busy! #CollectiveBias

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