Do you ever miss the noise?

by Janice

Today, Guideposts published the first installment of my new weekly column on

Please join me as I reflect on mom “me” time…

I can hear myself think and all I can think of is that I miss the noise.

As a work-at-home mom with two young children and a husband, I don’t often eat a meal alone in a restaurant. But tonight my family is on the other side of the continent and I’m on a business trip in Disney World, alone. I don’t think there is a place on the planet where parental solitude is more punctuated than Disney World.

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Janice is co-founder of 5 Minutes For Mom. She's been working online since 2003 and is thankful her days are full of social media, writing and photography. You can see more of her photos at

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1 MIchelle April 2, 2009 at 11:28 pm

Motherhood is the toughest job in the universe! No matter if you’re a Wahm or a Sahm .There’s guilt .I often think I should be colouring or painting or playing that game with her.My Mum”me’time is in the evening after a busy day with McKenna.I love it and I miss her.


2 Jennifer, Snapshot April 3, 2009 at 6:12 am

I actually relish my getaway times, whether it’s business or pleasure. Two friends and I recently spent 24 hours together and it was great.

But there are times in the hustle and bustle of everyday when they’re both off at school that I DO find it to be awfully quiet.

Great column, and again — congrats!


3 AmyG April 3, 2009 at 9:16 am

Great column!!! Congrats, again. Can’t wait to read more!


4 Denise Willms April 3, 2009 at 3:34 pm

Wonderful first post, Janice! Congratulations. I left my thoughts at the Guidepost site. :-)



5 Stephanie April 7, 2009 at 8:36 pm

What a great “lead-in.” I’m definitely going to click over and read the rest…


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