I was visiting with a mom while I was working with her 3 year-old who had recently been diagnosed on the autism spectrum. We were talking about vacations and she shared that she had just gotten away for the weekend alone with her husband. She was so cute in describing her amazement at finishing a cup of coffee without interruption. What small things can mean a lot to moms–especially those who are so devoted in caring for, advocating for and stimulating their child with special needs.

I know it’s not always easy to find child care but even if you can steal away an afternoon or evening, don’t forget to take care of you.

When my youngest son, Peter, asked me for the most important advice I could give him as an impending father I said, “Be sure to date your wife!” Moms, feel free to forward this blog post to your husbands!