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Author Julie Baker shares how busy moms can rekindle their spiritual lives.
ADMIT IT. You love your kids, you love your husband, but what you'd really love is a moment of peace and quiet, a little time for yourself. We moms are so busy making sure the needs of our families are met that we often neglect our own needs, especially our spiritual needs. Julie Baker, founder and executive producer of the Time Out for Women conferences and author of the Time Our series of books (Cook), understands our dilemma. For more than six years, she's been speaking with thousands of moms all over the country about their need to rake a time out and get in touch with God. We talked with Julie to find out how we parents can give ourselves permission to make time for our own spiritual and emotional needs.
CPT: We've been taught that pulling our family before ourselves is what godly women do. Is there anything wrong with that?
Julie: I like what John Maxwell, the pastor, author, and speaker, says about this topic. He says that we often need to say no to the good to say yes to the best. A lot of what fills up our days is just part of the job of being a mom. It's not like were doing selfish things. We're doing something that feels like it needs to be …