I am sure you are familiar with the phrase: ‘I need a mom’s night out.’ That night will look different for everyone. For some it means reconnecting with friends or taking a free night alone to do whatever they want to do. But they have one thing in common; there will be no children allowed.
It is no secret the difficulty moms have getting away from the demands of their daily life and taking time for themselves. It doesn’t seem to be a natural thing for us to do, we even resist the urge to take a few minutes for a nice relaxing bath, and we resort to being a to-do on our own lists. This is one to-do we can’t afford to forget.
It’s no wonder the topic of mom’s night out has evolved into a national holiday. On May 8th “The Ultimate Celebration of Motherhood” begins: It is National Mom’s Nite Out. The first Mom’s Nite Out was founded in 2007 by Marie Bailey, CEO of BSM Media and host of Mom Talk Radio.
Moms everywhere have committed to getting out of the house without diaper bags and mom jeans to enjoy an evening of fun and relaxation. One of the great aspects of the celebration is there are also virtual and local parties to celebrate the day. The second great thing is the movie “Mom’s Night Out,” which hits theaters May 9th.
In the meantime, and thereafter, keep this in mind: We can not do our best taking care of others if we do not take care of ourselves. Ever hear the saying, “If mom’s not happy, nobody’s happy!” – well this is very true. It is very important that you get in the practice of taking time for yourself and schedule a mom’s night out, without feeling guilty! You will feel rejuvenated and lower your stress levels. Make it a regular part of your life. You deserve it.