All busy moms deserve some quality “me-time.” Taking a day off is really important to recharge those flagging batteries and is nothing at all to feel guilty about. Enjoy a guilt free day off and remember to spoil yourself rotten. Parenting is the toughest job of them all and even supermoms need to take a break every so often.
Here are seven great ideas for a mom’s day off.
1. Take a spa day
Why not spoil yourself with an indulgent spa day. Even if you only spend some time having your nails done the time spent pampering yourself will be time well spent.
2. Give the tables a twirl
Nothing says grown up fun and excitement like a date in a casino. If you fancy a flutter and some type of adult-time, head for the NJ Casino. You can try your luck at table games, slots or poker for a taste of the James Bond lifestyle.
3. Go on a solo hike
Absence, they say, makes the heart grow fonder. Nothing will help to make you appreciate your kids more than a little time spent in magnificent solitude in the great outdoors without them. Give yourself space and quiet to think, literally and figuratively. Pick some flowers or have a solo picnic. A few hours without the demands and distractions of your little ones will make you feel fully recharged.
4. Have a play date
You spend so much time organizing play dates and ferrying your children to and from their play dates. Do you ever make time for some fun with your own friends. Get your best pals together and go ice-skating, bowling or miniature golf.
5. Take a cookery class
Released from the drudgery of preparing endless family meals you can indulge your inner master chef. You can expand your skills, imagine you’re on an exotic vacation and explore another culture by taking an ethnic cookery class
6. Enjoy an afternoon tea
If you want to channel your inner lady of Downton Abbey why not splurge on an indulgent afternoon tea. Alternatively you could dispatch the kids and prepare it yourself for your ladies. Don’t forget the doilies, tiered cake stand and cucumber sandwiches.
7. Go to a gym class
Taking a gym class will not only boost your fitness levels, sculpt your neglected physique, but exercise is a great natural de-stressor. Going to the gym is an activity that you can do solo or with friends. Why not take a class for an opportunity to make new friends?
It may appear impossible, with all the chores you have on your plate, but taking a day off will yield great rewards to you and your family. A well rested mom can manage and multitask better than one who hasn’t managed to take a rare day of unexpected leisure day. All overstretched moms deserve to take a day off. We hope that the list above will give you inspiration for some great ideas for a mom’s day off.