Give Mom a Break: a Mommy-Only Getaway is Maybe Just What You Need
Whether you’re a new mom or you’ve been around the block, you have something in common with any other mom: you don’t have nearly enough time for yourself. You need to take a break from your busy schedule at home, and give yourself a gift. And yes, you can run away to a special day, and you’ll have no choice but to prioritize yourself.
But remember that when thinking of a vacation, you don’t need to go far or for long:
This is not about going to very far places or needing to take a plane. Even just one day can refresh a tired mom. Go over to the next town, drive for a half an hour, and just go away from stress. When you go for short time, childcare is easier to secure.
By going in the middle of the week, many children are in school or camp for at least for the day and Grandma, a spouse or even a friend can fill in overnight. And by staying fairly nearby, if one of them needs your immediate attention, you can easily come home without issue.
Try to separate yourself from the daily grind:
It’s hard to take off your “mommy hat”, because in the first place, you are a mom. But sometimes you need to get away from being the referee, the housekeeper, the chef, and the dishwasher, long away to remember who we are. So when you are away, be away.
You don’t have to take a lot of cash from your pocket:
But I hope you will still treat yourself. Do something that you don’t usually get to do. Do you want to read some books? Do quiet walks? Go to a comedy club? Have some coffee alone? You are free to do that but make sure that you will not going to spend a lot of money. It may affect your daily budget at home.
Now, have you already made a decision of having some break?
Spending time alone doesn’t mean that you are a selfish mom.
Do it for kids if you can’t justify it for yourself. The truth is, kids also want their parents to be rested and serene too. Your happiness makes them feel emotionally secure and stable. You’re a delusional mom if you think your kids didn’t notice when you are stressed and frazzled; and the kid- centric reality is that they will eventually find ways to blame themselves, not life, for your dissatisfaction.