Mom spends her days (and nights) taking care of everyone else, so who makes sure Mom is taken care of?
In other words, if we don’t take care of ourselves, who else is going to?
Every Mom needs a night out.
We need to get away, even just for a little while, to keep our sanity.
We need to unwind, reconnect with the real (adult) world, and be reminded that we’re not in this crazy thing called motherhood alone.
Here’s 5 reasons why you need to make time for Mom’s night out.
Be someone besides Mom
It’s easy to get so wrapped up in the identity of “mom” that we forget who we really are.
We get in such a routine with naps, diaper changes, carpools, and soccer practices that we get very little time for ourselves.
Take the time to surround yourself with people who remind you of who you are and what you love (other than your family, of course).
Moms need a night out every once in a while to be reminded that we are still allowed to have fun.
We deserve a night to have a drink, shake our booties, and eat a hot meal that someone else cooked for us. And *gasp* someone else to clean up after our mess!
We can be funny, rude, and even a little inappropriate without worrying about which little ears and eyes are paying attention.
It can be hard to be a parent and hold it together with no one to complain to.
It can be very therapeutic to surround yourself with other women who complain about their kids, husbands, jobs, and anything & everything else. You’ll realize that you’re not the only one with problems, and you may start to feel a little better about your own.
As mothers, we are often our biggest critics. We have a tendency to beat ourselves up and sell ourselves short over seemingly small things.
Female bonding is so important in that it gives us a chance to build each other up, leave judgement aside, and know that our friends are there for us no matter what.
So make time for a Mom’s night out. Not only is it necessary, but it’s a heck of a lot cheaper than therapy.
Written by Sarah Antrim