Typically when I am with my kids, I'm with my kids. I won't send them off to play and read a book or be buried face-down in my iPhone liking and commenting to my heart's content. Other than to take a cute photo, my phone stays in my purse. I love my kids and the quality time we do spend together but it's summer holiday for them and honestly; this mom needs some me time, at least once in a while.

Sneaking is the new binging.

#MomSneak. Did you know that 95% of Canadian moms say they had more "me" time before kids, and over half (58%) admit to being a little sneaky when it comes to getting some alone time and taking an hour out to do what they love most; binge watching the latest on Netflix!  

We have to be creative when it comes to getting away from the kids; we even have two designated areas the kids are not allowed to go into: our basement living room and our bedroom. These are the two places where we go (besides outside on our deck in the nice seasons) where the kids know they aren't allowed to follow; Mom goes in her room for a reason - alone time. When they were younger and didn't understand said rules, locking the bathroom door even if we didn't really need to go to the bathroom, was essential to keeping our sanity. 

So, don't be ashamed if you smuggle your tablet into the bathroom to sneak a peek at the next episode of GLOW or catch up on The Walking Dead while you're parked in the grocery store parking lot to just take a moment to get away. You are not alone. You'd be surprised at the funny ways moms (and dads) sneak around to get their binge on during "me time". 

A recent survey says 16% of moms feel less stressed and more refreshed after sneaking in some "me time". Don't worry dads, we know why you take so long in the bathroom, you need it just as much as we do. 

Have your kids caught you sneaking? Click here to download a free printable activity sheet! 

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