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Mom-Me Time: Girlfriends

If there's one thing every mother needs, it's a break! Between raising kids, finding time for your spouse and just dealing with every day life — gabbing with girlfriends is no longer something you take for granted. In fact, you live for it.

So grab a calendar and call the girls to coordinate a brunch, a dinner or weekend away. It gives busy moms something to look forward to when life gets monotonous or too hectic.

Let your husband and kids fend for themselves — the well deserved rest and relaxation will only make you a better mother.

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luckyme luckyme 9 years
Greggie, you're not odd. I like my me time to be just me too. It feels good to read a book, go shopping, screw around online, or just zone out with the tv. I probably am this way because I don't have a lot of girlfriends. I never really have. I am the girl that has guy friends...and guys don't really want to have brunch, lol.
Neural Neural 9 years
I don't have one of those husbands to worry about. :) It's a good and bad thing. But I'm with Macgirl and Greggie-- I want my Me time to just be me. So that usually only happens on the days when daycare is open and I'm off of work for some reason. :)
macgirl macgirl 9 years
I really forget about the "me" time. Like Greggie I just want to be alone and not bothered ;-) I went recently to get a pedicure with my mom and realized I liked going by myself so much more as it was way more relaxing.
jennifer76 jennifer76 9 years
My girlfriends and I don't really go out out much, but we all get together at one of our houses quite often. And the kids know and love each other and can lie down together and go to sleep and then it's just the adults having fun. :)
Greggie Greggie 9 years
I just realized, though, that I don't quite do this. I'm odd in that my "me" time I want to be actual me time, no one else. Not out with the girls or my husband, just me time. I prefer time with friends to be as full families.
Greggie Greggie 9 years
My husband and I both do you - take "me" days or even weekends. I go visit my parents, he goes on baseball trips with his friends. Or I have a spa afternoon, he goes out with the guys. It's really important to us. I can't do it until my kids are older, though. *lol* I pump enough for work M-F, and I have no desire to add more for the weekend.
MotoLinz MotoLinz 9 years
My moms' group gets out and about but usually ends up doing something that is related to and/or benefits the kids and hubby, anyway. :rotfl:
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