Last year for Mother's Day, I posted this piece on Autism Bulletin: Why Families with an Autistic Child Need to Celebrate Mother's Day Frequently; Plus Some Suggestions. Click on the link to read the piece.
In short, parents, and especially moms, work long and hard to help their kids. It's important to take time off, away from this demanding life, so you can rest, recharge and get back to it. Respite helps you help your children.
Some respondents to this piece explained, understandably, that getting time away from the family can be difficult to arrange. An unscientific survey on this blog showed that most parents took no time off at all.
When was the last time you took a break, for at least an hour? And what did you do? Walks count. So do coffee shop meetings.
Please feel encouraged to share your thoughts.