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Crazy Excuses Moms Have Used to Sneak in Alone Time

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Cookie-cutter moms aren’t real, and they’d be no fun anyway. We’ve partnered with ABC's American Housewife to help your Mom freak flag fly.

Everyone knows that being a mom is a full-time job, except . . . full-time employees enjoy scheduled breaks and weekends off. Getting in some alone time is far trickier for moms, who often have to stretch, embellish, or completely abandon (!) the truth just to take a nap, hit the stores, spend a few hours with a book, and generally reboot. If American Housewife's Katie Otto has taught us anything, it's that there's no shame in doing what it takes, so we asked moms to come clean and tell us their most elaborate excuses for getting some time for themselves. Another excuse for time out? Tuning in to the season premiere on Wednesday, Sept. 27, 9:30 p.m. ET/8:30 p.m. CT on ABC.

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