1. Plan a Night Out at Least Every Two Weeks
Alyson Hannigan knows the value of a night off from mommy-duty. Though the mom of one — daughter Satyana, 2 — says her tot is a "love bug, (she) always wants to be in our arms," the actress makes taking a break from the terrible twos part of her regular routine. The How I Met Your Mother star sat down with me to discuss her latest project with StubHub to encourage moms to take a night off with their friends through a Mom's Night Out program.
According to the program's research, 83 percent of Americans think being a mom is the hardest job, but nearly two out of five mamas haven't had a night off in the past year. Through Mom's Night Out, Alyson and StubHub have designated select Summer events across the country as the perfect opportunity to gather friends together, hire a babysitter, and head out for the night. And if an evening without kids isn't enticing enough, a portion of proceeds from all ticket sales will be donated to Adopt-A-Classroom. Keep reading for Alyson's recipe for the perfect night out.
Photo courtesy of Alyson Hannigan