Like it or not, none of us are supermom…we all need break from the day-to-day routines of taking care of the family and keeping the house in a presentable state in order to refresh and recharge. One of the best ways to do this is to have a mom staycation–an at-home vacation that’s just for mom! No need to hire babysitting for a whole week or spend a fortune, here are four staycation ideas to try:
Spa Treatments- Who doesn’t have a whole Pinterest board filled with at-home spa treatments, in among the boards offering mom tips and ten-minute dinners? Having a staycation is the perfect time to revisit those websites, round up the herbs, oils, salts and lotions and treat yourself to a day of rest and relaxation. To save time, buy your ingredients before your staycation starts so you don’t waste valuable hours shopping when you could be giving yourself a mani-pedi.
Gourmet Dinner- If you’re like most moms, you probably spend most of your “eating out” budget at the all-you-can-eat buffet or on kids-eat-free night. This is your chance to splurge a bit since you’re only buying for one. If there isn’t a high-end restaurant that you’ve been wanting to try, create a meal that might not fly when served to the rest of the family and be sure to enjoy it by candlelight while sitting at your dining room table with real–not plastic–tableware.
Get Crafty- For those of you who love to sew, knit, crochet, scrapbook or do any one of the dozens of other crafts out there, this is prime time to delve into that list of projects on your “to create” list or finish up those half-dozen projects that are in various stages of completion or add new decorations to your daughter’s headbands. Put on music or the television–whatever you like to get into the crafting mood–and treat yourself to hours of uninterrupted crafting.
Movie Night- This is perfect if you’ve only got a few hours alone, since renting a movie and acquiring some snacks doesn’t require a whole lot of effort or cash. Rent your movie, find it at the library or queue it up in Netflix so it’s ready to go once you’ve got the sofa to yourself. Set up a snack table within reach of your seat and have plenty of pillows and blankets to keep you cozy. And don’t forget the tissues if you cry easily.
Have you ever taken a mini vacation sans kiddos? Tell us what you did to treat yourself.