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A Tea Escape (Or how a mom found the elusive quiet time)

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Oh tea, how I love thee!

Oh! I rhymed! I almost feel a bit like a poet.  Maybe I have found my calling.  I'm kidding (or maybe not... *starts writing poems*).

So, there is something so elusive and so mythical that many would sell their left knee cap to get their hands on it.  What is it?  Peace and quiet.  Moms and dads... you know what I am talking about, right? Those blissful, uninterrupted moments where you can sip on your favorite cup of Bigelow Tea, work on your blog, read a book, watch Murder, She Wrote or Buffy on Netflix (shhhhh.  Don't judge.  Dads... I see you.  I know you're watching it, too) or just sit and stare at the wall.  We all seek it. 

Now that school is back in session and we have a new round of chaos upon us, how do YOU find time for yourself?

For me, finding time is tricky.   I don't have the luxury of a spouse or a family member who can take Emma for some time so I can escape and go to the store.  Her caregiver just moved back to Washington for better opportunities (so happy for her) and I haven't replaced her yet.

Those who know me, know that I am a HUGE bookworm.  I read whenever I can but when Em's home, it's my attention she needs and wants and she gets it. 

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I am asked (often) how do I find time to read, blog, watch Netflix (it's an addiction, what can I say?) along with working a full time job, raising a special needs child all by myself.  What is my answer?

Tea. Well, Bigelow Tea (100% ALL AMERICAN TEA! WOOT!) and creative scheduling.

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There are three days during the week I get a blissful hour and a half 100% to me.  Emma's bus comes to get her at 6:45 am (Yes, school starts really early in the AM) and I don't have to leave for work until 8:30 am.  Yeah, that is MINE ALL MINE.  GLORIOUS!!!!

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I use that time to take a quick shower, get dressed for work and sip my tea.  Bigelow is my favorite.  They have such an amazing variety of blends for all occasions.  Want to relax? There's a tea for that.  Want probiotics? Yes! They have a tea for that (seriously.  LOOK!)! Want a pick me up, sleepy time, fruity, minty, herbal, etc.- they have it! For me, there is NOTHING better than having a nice herbal tea with lemon, ginger and honey and either relaxing with my book (currently, I am reading Tom Robbins.  He is amazing!) or working on this lovely blog of mine!

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 As somebody who works for a local company (I work for a radiology practice that is local to my area), who is also building a small business and grew up in a very agricultural area, companies that are here in the United States are near and dear to my heart. 

Bigelow Tea is All American.

How? The teas are 100% made here in America made by an American family and sold in an American retailer: Walmart.  Bigelow is an American company for the American consumer!

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Bigelow Tea’s Charleston Tea Plantation is America’s largest working tea garden.
Guests are invited to the Charleston Tea Plantation for weddings, tours, and even music festivals! What a tea-riffic way to not only experience historic Southern culture and a living piece of American history.  

Almost 4 million bags of tea have been sent to troops overseas with Bigelow’s Tea for Troops program. Find additional information about Tea for Troops at here.

You can't help but love Bigelow with their rich history, their support for the troops and is proud of being an American company with an AMAZING product.

How do you find time for yourself? Please share your stories! 

Head over to Bigelow's website to learn more, be sure to LIKE Bigelow on Facebook and follow Bigelow on Twitter.

It helps me relax because Bigelow is a brand I really trust.  You have GOT to check out this amazing pinboard that is a wealth of inspiration and stories about Bigelow Tea. You will be GLAD you did!


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