Celeb Moms Reveal How to Get Some “Me Time”
De-stress with these tips from Kelly Ripa, Keisha Whitaker and Shoshanna Lonstein Gruss!
-Julie Klappas and Lyss Stern
Sometimes all a mom has is ten minutes to recharge before the next dropoff, pickup, grocery run or playdate. For their book, If You Give a Mom a Martini … 100 Ways to Find 10 Blissful Minutes for Yourself, authors Julie Klappas and Lyss Stern interviewed both famous and regular moms to come up with dozens of mini me-time break ideas, from rearranging your family’s Netflix queue so your movies arrive first, to ditching your husband and kids at the mall and sneaking into a store with a giant massage chair. Here, three well-known moms confess what they do with their “perfect ten” time:
Kelly Ripa, mother of three and co-host of Live with Regis and Kelly:
“Judge for Yourself”
For a great ten-minute break, I love to get in the kitchen and whip up a really complicated recipe from Mastering the Art of French Cooking.
Actually, my not-so-secret escape is to watch a few minutes of my idol Judge Judy’s TV show. She is so honest and quick and smart. You know how in life you just wish that there were people who had all the answers? She does—and she cuts though all the nonsense. Although ten minutes is not long enough for an entire episode, it’ll probably get me through one juicy case. That’s OK. I’ll take what I can get.