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Posted by fasd101 on August 13, 2013 at 10:20 AM


Go get hair done, nails,

shower, etc...

Look on Groupon to see if they have any deals for

services to pamper you.

if  you feel good about how you look, it will make you

feel better overall.

Sometimes just getting dressed for the day can be difficult. But if you are able to get dressed from head to toe it will make you feel ready to tackle the day.  And as an added bonus, you wont have to worry about your father-in-law dropping by when you are still in your pajamas with no bra on.

Not like this has ever happened to me ;).



Its so easy to let them go by the wayside when all your energy and emotions are tied up with just serviving the day with your FASDer. 

Don't let this happen. Try and make regular time to chat on the phone, send and e mail, hook up on Facebook.  Take opportunities to go to lunch with a friend. On occasion, my husband watches the kids on his day off work so that I can go spend the day with a friend. I am a very blessed woman.


It can take a big hit when you have children with special needs. You have to be deliberate in your actions to spend time alone with your spouce.

I am thankful that my children sleep well and go to bed. My husband and I take the evenings for us.  In the past we have bought a special bottle of wine and cheese to share together. We eat our secret stash of ice cream and watch a movie. We spend time talking.

You could pack a picnic and go to the park with your spouce for time alone. Just be sure to keep that connection alive.

Think positive

Try and not be so negative towards yourself. A psychologist friend of mine says we have over 65,000 negative thought per day.  Check out this article on positive thinking.

Take time to laugh!

Rent a funny movie. Watch a comedy on TV. Laugh at yourself. Laugh at  your kids. Just insert as much humor into your life as you can. Laughing releases stress and hormones that give you a sense of well being.

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Reply fasd101
7:28 PM on August 16, 2013 
Anna Popescu says...
Nora, this was so good! All great suggestions. I'm particularly in favor of Maxine's sweatshirt theory... ;-)

You just have to love Maxine. She is a riot.
Reply Anna Popescu
11:21 AM on August 13, 2013 
Nora, this was so good! All great suggestions. I'm particularly in favor of Maxine's sweatshirt theory... ;-)