I've learned since having children that many of the things I thought were "mine" really aren't. Like my expensive art pencils and markers that are now in the kid craft bin. Like my cute vintage pin cushion that is now a doll pillow (minus the pins, of course). Like my beaters that are now more part of the play kitchen than the real kitchen. Heck, even my 45-second potty breaks aren't even my own anymore! What I've also learned, more than ever before, is that "things" aren't what really is important.
That being said, I believe everyone (probably especially moms) should have an area, no matter how large or small, that is theirs and theirs alone. Enter my closet.
Not to say that I don't share a bit of the space with the kids' games and crafts, oh and the punch bowl and fondue set on the top shelf. And this doesn't count my sewing machine cabinet that's set up in the living room or the corner of the dining room that looks awkwardly naked without the ironing board there. But for the most part, this is my little area for my bins of pretty fabric, papers, ribbons, patterns, books and whatever I find that inspires me. It may not look organized to you, but believe me I know where EVERYTHING is.
So, what is your little space that belongs to you? Even if it's a drawer of your nightstand, find or discover or create a little niche of space that you can call your own.
P.S. Don't tell my kids that one of those drawers in my closet is full of new batteries. I'll be changing toy batteries until next month! :-)