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I don’t want a Mother’s Day gift, I need a break. Yeah, I said it for ALL of us. Of course I appreciate the cards, flowers and gifts, but what I really need is a mommy break. I NEED Self-Care.

It doesn’t matter if you are a widow mom, single mom, or married mom. You DESERVE a break. You deserve ME TIME. Don’t let anybody tell you anything different OR make you feel bad for wanting to.

I don’t know who else needs to read this but…Taking a break from your kids is self-care.

Ok, so now that I’ve told you that you need to take a break, here are 5 Self-Care Ideas:

1. Take a Perfect Bath

Taking a bath is a great way to practice self-care. A luxurious bath allows you to relax and recharge. You have to get the recipe for the perfect bath to experience pure bliss.

2. Schedule “ME TIME”

As moms, we are the “schedulers.” We schedule doctor’s appointments for the kids, we make the dinner reservations and we keep track of all of the important dates for school. It’s time to add ourselves to that planner. Pencil in your “me time.” Make it non-negotiable. Put everyone else in the house “on notice.” Use this time to do whatever you want. Watch your favorite TV show, take your pilates class, paint your toenails. Let them know that “mom is unavailable.”

3. Do something FUN

Remember when you used to have fun? Was it before you had kids? If you answered yes, then you NEED to call up your girls and have some good laughs. Turn on your playlist and let “Cash Money take it over for the 99 and 2000.”

4. Try Something New

Try something new. Venture outside of your comfort zone. Sometimes that “new” thing can change your life! I want to try a reiki session! The last new thing I tried was floating.

5. Book a Staycation

Sometimes the best break is one away from home. I am a huge advocate about taking staycations. Look for deals in your city. It doesn’t always have to be a weekend. Weekdays are often cheaper. USE YOUR PTO.

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Mommas you deserve a break. Taking time for ourselves makes us better moms. We can’t give our family the best, if we aren’t at our best. These are just 5 ideas. I have plenty more. Stay tuned.

How do you practice self-care? When will you take your Mommy Break?