We love our children, they mean the absolute world to us and we’d do anything for them. But as parents, we work incredibly hard and on the rare occasion we can get a break it’s much appreciated. Early mornings, late nights, busy days running round after little ones while also trying to work, run a house and make sure a million and one other tasks are done can wear you down. Maybe a family member has offered to look after your children for the weekend to give you a break, or perhaps you’ve booked a childminder or nanny so you can have some time off. If so, here are a few ways you can spend the weekend to make the most of your time.
Go to a spa
You could go with a friend or your partner and have some quality relaxing time together- or you could just go by yourself. Pampering treatments such as massages, facials, mani/ pedis and more will all have you feeling brand new. You could have a swim in the pool, relax in the jacuzzi or steam room and enjoy a nice lunch. Lots of spa days have things like afternoon tea options which are a lovely treat. A relaxing and elegant way to spend a day! If you check out sites like Wowcher and Groupon there are often great deals and discounts so it doesnt need to cost a fortune.
Pamper yourself at home
If you don’t have the inclination to go to a spa, how about pampering yourself at home instead? You could soak in a hot bath with plenty of bubbles. Shave your skin, apply a hair and face mask and then when you get out, slather yourself in a luxurious body lotion. Light some candles and enjoy a peaceful evening meditation, listening to music, reading or watching Netflix. Buy yourself some comfy new pyjamas, a dressing gown and some slippers, these on glerups.com are especially good for busy mums as the rubber soles won’t wear out quickly when you’re walking around the house. Whip up some tasty hot chocolate and you could order a takeaway, that way you have hot food brought to your door giving you a night off the cooking. Worry about the calories another day, this night is all about you! Get into bed early and sleep undisturbed, giving yourself a nice lie in. Chances are you’ve not had one in years!
Go on a night with the girls
If you’re not completely lacking in energy, how about a night with the girls? A few G&Ts, dancing, chatting- your clubbing days might be behind you but the occasional night to let your hair down is no bad thing. If you don’t fancy going out then why not host a night in? You could throw a dinner party or a cocktail party. It’s a great way to get everyone together, in a world where many of us struggle seeing our closest friends due to time constraints. It can also help you to maintain your identity as a friend and person rather than a mother.
Whenever you’re lucky enough to get a weekend free, how do you spend it?