E-Mail 'Beginning Parenthood on an Island' To A Friend Email a copy of 'Beginning Parenthood on an Island' to a friend * Required Field Your Name: * Your E-Mail: * Your Remark: Friend's Name: * Separate multiple entries with a comma. Maximum 5 entries. Friend's E-Mail: * Separate multiple entries with a comma. Maximum 5 entries. Image Verification: * Loading ... 3 Responses to Beginning Parenthood on an Island Janine (Alternative Housewife) thejaninefowler August 27, 2012 at 4:41 am Those little things to look forward to are SO important. I still find myself planning “special” meals, TV shows or other activities for naps and after bedtime. By this point, most of those things could just as easily be done while the kid is awake but there is just something about looking forward to doing them alone (or with my husband). I can’t imagine living everyday with just a baby and no husband around… I predict it’s especially difficult to hold onto your sanity and your identity as more than a mother. Props to you! Andrea ecsimplified September 2, 2012 at 6:30 pm Having some time to breathe, recharge, and find my center is critical! Those few minutes out of the day or the week allows me time to invest in myself and has the effect of making me a happier mama to have around. Angela EarthMamasWorld September 3, 2012 at 7:37 pm This must have been so difficult with a new baby! My husband recently took a job where he is gone for 5 week periods. My kids are 7, 4, and 1…we are adjusting. I think I am going to have to implement beer & pizza Friday, thank you!!