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BLOG: Parents: Do You Need a Time Out?

Moms and dads who are with their kids all day need an occasional “time out” to recharge. Time to be alone, run errands, or meet a friend without the kids!

It's been said that nothing in life is free. There's always a catch. 

But for parents who are at home with young children, a freebie isn't just something that's nice to have. For stay-at-home, or work-at-home parents, a freebie can be a much-needed life-preserver thrown in your direction.

TimeOut for Parents is just that kind of life-preserver. Free childcare for kids five and under (infants, too). Once a month. Three hours.

Three hours, all to yourself. What could a parent do in three hours - or more accurately, what could a parent with young children at home do in three hours that they would otherwise not be able to do with kids around?

  • Take a nap.
  • Meet a friend for coffee and shopping.
  • Get a haircut or a mani/pedi.
  • Take a nap.
  • Get some laundry or other housework done.
  • Spend three hours in total silence.
  • Take a nap.

No strings attached. No obligation necessary. No previous participation required.

Just call in, make a reservation (required, in order to maintain the appropriate number of childcare staff) and there you have it. Three hours. All. To. Yourself.

This is a gift to the community from the KidZone Children's Ministry at the Campbell Church. Staffing is provided by paid (not volunteer) workers who have had full background and fingerprint checks. They love to be with kids. They'd love to be with yours. 

Now, what are you going to do with YOUR three hours of freedom? 

TimeOut for Parents

Every last Friday at the Campbell Church, 9am - 12 noon.

Coming up: March 30, April 27

1075 West Campbell Avenue

Call 378-4900, x264 to make a reservation by the Monday prior.

For infants through age 5. FREE. 

About Adelle: This is just me: wife, writer, boy-mom. Trying to live life with a little peace, a ltitle humor and great shoes. Follow me on Twitter or Pinterest

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Bethany Curran March 23, 2012 at 02:17 AM
Thanks for sharing this info! :) Shared on the Mom Squad Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Campbell-Patch-Mom-Squad/264361260272684

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