If you’re running yourself ragged or neglecting your own needs, it gets emotionally and physically draining. By the time 8pm rolls around you won’t have any more to give.  My children want the same sweet mommy tucking them in at night as the one who just had a cup of coffee at 3pm while picking them up from school. Once a week I take a bubble bath, a nap, or meet with a friend.  Mentally regrouping does wonders for the mom-itude. If you are a single parent, it’s even more difficult to recharge your battery.  Bedtime can’t come soon enough some nights, right?  Give yourself a 5 minute breather before tackling the worst hour at night: when your kids are tired, need you, and well… there is only one of you.