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Lynda Loveland: It's me time!

Posted January 25, 2012

Lynda Loveland

As moms, we give and give and give. We tend to take care of everyone else’s needs first. Well, with the new year, I’ve decided to start taking better care of me.

I’m trying to get rid of stuff I don’t need that gives me stress. And I’m also pledging to spend more time with my girls. Not my daughters, but my girlfriends. I forget how much I need my girls.

I recently went away for the weekend with three of my good friends and we had the BEST time. We walked on the beach, rode bikes, ate and yes, shopped. And would you believe we never once turned on the TV! If we were inside, we were talking or reading magazines and gabbing about what we were reading. We are close enough that we can even dig on each other and laugh about it. I had a fabulous time.

I recharged my batteries and by golly, I’m not going to feel guilty about it!

Girl Power!!!

Lynda is the mom of three and co-host of Mix 101.5 WRAL-FM's Bill & Lynda in the Morning. Find her here on Thursdays.


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  • turkeydance Jan 27, 2012

    ok. guys get that, too.
    an entire 48 hours.
    no questions about it.
    ever. not once.

  • macmom2 Jan 27, 2012

    Re-charging your batteries enables you to be that spot-on wife & mom you want to be -- and that "girl-time" is so much fun, too! My friends & I do this every few weeks even if we don't go anywhere -- we meet at someone's house, snack, chat, laugh, watch movies, etc.

    Don't feel guilty -- we all need some "me" time.

  • mylittlevoice Jan 26, 2012

    You go girl! I've been talking to my Husband about doing a similar weekend with my girlfriends, too. He encourages it so it makes it a lot easier. I'm happy you had a nice time- here's to many more!! :)

  • Wanda63 Jan 26, 2012

    Good for you! I've always been a big "quite time" person. My mother is the same. I'm up very early every morning (4:30a - 4:45a), and my husband, who is retired, is not permitted to come out of "prison" - the bedroom - until I open the door at 6:00a. This gives me at least an hour every morning of quite, down time. He hates it - but I love it!

  • snowl Jan 26, 2012

    That's a rare event for mother's, therefore I hope that you girls did not talk TOO much about your children....I'm just sayin...:)

  • Twittyfan Jan 26, 2012

    Everybody needs their own personal time and you should not feel guilty about it. Good for you Lynda.

  • 4.13 Jan 26, 2012

    I do this once a year with my sorority sisters. My husband and children happily send me off and welcome me back from this annual trip. Continue to nurture these relationships. You're teaching your daughters that girls really can be friends. They'll need to know that by the time they hit middle school!

  • SouthernChick Jan 26, 2012

    You go girl! There is so much truth in your words. Don't spend a moment feeling guilty! Your kids also probably had a blast having a daddy weekend. Every girl needs a circle of friends to lift her spirits and calm her soul.

  • piknowles4 Jan 26, 2012

    Can I go next time?