Admit it – how many times have you wanted and needed to take a time out? Just step away from your kids for just a moment to gather your thoughts and collect your composure? My husband needed to do that the other day but did not have the sense to walk away. So what did I do? He was on our master balcony on the phone so I locked him out there. Yes, I did. The kids wanted to know what was going on and I said since daddy was yelling he needed a time out. They thought that was the funniest thing ever and proceeded to torture him by not letting him inside or opening up the door even though he begged. They realized that everyone needs a time out once in a while – even the parents. He realized what was going on and eventually, quietly sat out there for a bit (it was a long way down!) He was much more calm afterwards!
Adult Time Out
Annmarie Seldon has over 15 years of communication, public relations, public speaking and broadcast experience. As a regular spokesperson for consumer product companies she can speak to trends, offer insights into new products, understands product manufacturing and knows what makes a product and story sell. As a former television reporter and anchor, she also knows what topics are newsworthy and what elements constitute a story. Annmarie is principal of AMS Communications, a marketing and PR consulting practice specializing in consumer products. As a trend expert and Family Lifestyle Contributor to publications and radio stations, she is available for interviews and reporting on styles, trends and topics of interest to moms. As a working mother of two children, she is also an expert on mom style, and she knows how to stay on the pulse of what is necessary, hip, modern, and must-have to balance it all.