Being a parent means you’ve often got so much to do with a relatively unstructured schedule that needs to be both proactive and reactive. Before children, we may have felt we had things under control, been organised and had some me time. Then with a blink of the eye we are thrown in the deep end with a seemingly demanding baby and then we join Playcentre. So how as a parent do we determine when we put the washing on, when we will tidy up, what extra activities we will do with our children, how many play dates we will do, when we will check our emails, let alone how we can fit in a social life without being completely exhausted and becoming burned out? Maintaining a healthy balance between being a parent, pursuing interests, Playcentre training and down time is not easy and requires not only good time management skills but also some self care skills.