Momcation

Momcation is defined as a break from motherly duties in order for the her to have some time to herself. 

-Felicity J.

As moms, we are always on the go. I usually refer to my life as “Always On”! That darn off switch seems so close, but gets further and further away every time you reach out for it! We are in charge of everything kid and home life. This includes, but not limited to, breakfast, homework, washing clothes, cleaning the house, getting groceries, planning parties, taking care of your sick littles and more! You attempt to have a MOMent to yourself, (see what I did there! 😉 ) but someone always seems to find you. LOL …or as you are headed to take a little breather something happens to stop you in your tracks and you have to make a u-turn. Do not get me wrong, I LOVE being a mother!! I would do it over and over again because I wear the mom rose-colored glasses that make all the crazy seem PERFECT! LOL. But seriously, I would never give this part of my life up. It is so rewarding to be able to raise another human being.  Do you hear the importance of that?!?!?!? I am raising another person!! How incredible is that???? Mind Blown!!

But there are times when it seems like everything that can happen, happens. You have a rough day or week and just wanna get away! Yes, you are raising another humans, but you are also only human. You are not robot or superhero, even though you view yourself as such. We do get burned out and need to be able to just…  BRREEAATTHHEE. In order for us to be 100%, we need a little self-care. It is a hard thing to do because we are worrying and carrying about everyone else around us.  However, I am here to let you know, it is ok to be a little selfish.

Spoiler Alert: All things will keep on keeping on if you decide to take a little time for yourself. The world will not stop because you decide to! 🙂

I had to learn this the hard way. I am so bad about trying to take care of everyone and everything ALL.THE.TIME!! I can’t help myself. I truly feel like it is somewhat of an addiction. However, with a little encouragement from my hubby, which is “You can’t help everyone. You can’t fix everything. Stop trying.”, I have decided to do just that. Stop trying! It really does burn you out. When I first started this new thing, they call “taking care of yourself”, I felt selfish at times. I wasn’t washing the clothes that were in the hampers. There were dishes in the sink from yesterday’s dinner and this morning’s breakfast. I hadn’t planned for next week’s dinner(yes, I am a Planning Boss). But I just hesitantly said “Nope, not today”, and took myself a Momcation! It was amazing!! Now I am making sure I have some “me” time and I am honestly loving it more and more. We as mothers, need to recharge our batteries, so we are able to keep going.  You are not selfish to focus on yourself a little. Look around you, there are a lot of people doing just that! So why not you, huh?

Take that Momcation and just concentrate on you. If you decided to go on a day trip or just a little shopping spree, you can pick up something for the kids and the hubby too. That way, you let them know you were thinking about them just a little bit because for some reason we can’t help ourselves. LOL. But just make sure that the majority of the time is all about you!!

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42 comments
  1. I usually take time for myself after the kids go to bed. We are pretty strict about a 7 o clock bed time so that leaves plenty of time for me.

    1. That is a great idea! Lately, I have been doing that too! Gives me plenty of time to work on my blog! 😉

  2. I know of some moms who will really be encouraged by your post.

    1. Thanks Juli for your comment!! Really appreciate it 🙂

  3. I definitely need a momcation

    1. Well try and plan something Cassie! I am sure you’re an amazing mom, but that’s not all your are! Take some time for yourself! Feel free to grab that freebie I provided at the end of the post for some great ideas to get you started planning that momcation of yours 😉

  4. So “momcation” is basically me time! Am not a mom yet but I always tell my sister, a mom of 2 and my mom to go out and enjoy! Their kids are beautiful but the world is too. Hence they need to break free from their mom duties and give themselves a great pampering.

    1. Yes, that is correct! There is nothing wrong with having some me time! Thanks for the comment.

  5. Ok, to be honest I am not a mom but within coming years I might be so I guess this although makes me afraid but I am excited too.

    1. Motherhood…parenting is a little scary but it is also amazing, rewarding, and the love is like no other. This all outweighs the scary part. But it’s good to just take time to yourself so you can be your best for your kids at all times.

  6. I really like your idea!
    Thanks for sharing that!

    1. Thanks Andrew!

  7. I love my child and wouldn’t change a thing BUT a momcation sounds perfect!

    1. Yes, Kristina! I feel the same about mine! Momcation will just give us a little rest time to recharge and then get back to motherhood! I can’t stay away too long because they I start to miss my little! 😊 Thanks for commenting!

  8. Ya. agree. every mom needs one every now and then. It can get too much as I often notice!

    1. Yes, it can be! A little break to focus on just you is a good thing every now and then! Thanks for commenting Sreekar!!

  9. I need to take a momcation so bad..may be just a trip to the nail salon…ugh

    1. Vaishali, it doesn’t have to be anything too big…just an hour or so works!! It just needs to be something you do for yourself. 😁

      Thanks for sharing!

  10. I am a huge advocate for “momcations”! I know myself, and I know that if I don’t take a break and have a few moments for myself, I won’t be able to be the best mom to my son. So, I totally agree with everything you’ve said in this post and I really appreciate you recognizing the importance of filling your cup as a mom. It’s definitely a necessity!

    http://www.officiallychic.com

    1. Yes! Thanks for commenting! 😊

  11. This is my first time hearing that term. Momcation is a special chance for moms to live for themselves. I will recommend this to my momma friends!

    1. Yes! That is exactly what it means! We need to remember we are more than moms and it’s ok to do something just for you sometimes. Thanks for spreading the word and commenting!

  12. Great post! Earlier I used to feel guilty about spending time with my friends and leaving my daughter at home. Enjoying alone or relaxing (going to spa) seemed selfish to me. But now, I am not going to feel bad about it. Only a happy mom can raise happy kids and family.

    1. Thank you for the comment! I love it!!! Only a happy mom can raise happy kids and family! That is perfect!!

  13. Every Moms deserved a momcation to regain their spirit and strength.

    1. Blair, yes we do!! We gotta keep ourself refreshed and ready to go at all times!

      Thanks for commenting!

  14. Yehey for Momcation….. Don’t feel guilty about.having a break…you deserve it. We all need some balance in our lives so as to give our best and not burn out in the process..

    1. Jefferson, you’re absolutely right!
      Thanks for commenting!!

  15. A break … just for ourselves… is absolutely imperative !

    1. Yes.it.is. 😁

      Thanks for commenting!

  16. I’m not a mom yet, but from just seeing all of the awesome things my mom friends do and have tired they are all of the time, I can definitely get behind a momcation!

    1. Yes! A little break is always needed!!

      Thanks for commenting Meygan!😊

  17. I love the sound of this, I could definitely do with some more “me time”!

    1. It is great! I was hesitant at first…but now I love it! I feel so refreshed after.

      Thanks for commenting!

  18. I have this deep respect and admiration for all the moms who sacrifice so much in raising a family! I’m sure you’re doing a great job. 🙂

    1. Thank you Nina! Being a mother is a wonderful gift…just have to remember that it is ok to be a little more than just a mom. 😊

  19. I can’t agree more. We have to keep ourselves happy Nd relaxed so that we can take care of everyone

    1. Swati, this is so true! We are the glue that holds our family together!

  20. i have my momcation after 9pm. I put my kids to sleep by 8 and try to do my own things after.

    1. Hi! That is a great idea!!!

      Thanks for commenting 😁

  21. Yes, I am totally agree with you:)

    1. Thanks for the comment!

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