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  • Writer's pictureAndrea Radford

Why Moms Need a Kid-Free Getaway and Shouldn't Feel Guilty About Taking One Regularly

If you're a mom, I know your secret.

You're basically a superhero. You work, cook, kiss boo-boos, take care of the house, shuttle the kids around to all their activities, cheer them on during their games, and of course, make time for your spouse… the list goes on and on.

You're usually the first one up in the morning and the last one down at night. You survive on caffeine, gratitude, and sheer determination, with gratitude sometimes being the hardest to find.

And while there's no doubt that being a mom is one of the most rewarding jobs out there, it's also one of the most demanding. And that's why, when no one's looking, you take a few extra minutes in the bathroom or struggle to stay awake once the kids go to sleep. That's usually the only moment you'll get to yourself.

But here's the thing: as much as you love your family, the truth is you also need some time away from them.

And that's where a kid-free getaway comes in. Here are some of the reasons you need a Kid-Free Getaway

You'll be able to relax:

This one is pretty obvious. When you're constantly going and going, finding time to truly relax can be a challenge. I hate to break this to you, but those bathroom breaks and a few extra minutes in your car don't count.

But when you're on a kid-free vacation, you can do whatever you want, whenever you want. You can sleep in for once, sit out in the sun and let the warmth wash over you, or enjoy a quiet dinner by yourself – it's all up to you!

You'll be able to recharge your batteries:

Question for you. What would happen if you never put your phone on the charger? Sure it would still be there, but it wouldn't function properly. It would just….be there, and it would be useless to you.

Just like your phone needs to recharge every once in a while, it's crucial that you take the time to recharge your batteries to function for your family correctly.

When you have time to yourself, you can focus on doing things that make you happy and help you relax. This time will leave you feeling refreshed and ready to take on whatever challenges come your way when you get back home.

Your Kids Will Get Some Time Away From You:

As I said, you're a superhero, so your kids adore you, and that's great. But some time away from you is also a great thing. Give them a chance to spend some time with their grandparents, their cousins in another state, or the new best friend they keep talking about. Getting some time away from you is as good for them as it is for you!

You'll have some time to reflect:

When you're constantly surrounded by noise – whether it's the TV blaring in the background or your kids screaming – it can be hard to hear your own thoughts. But when you're on a kid-free vacation, you'll finally have time to think about what you want out of life. Whether it's time to sell the house, go back to school, or finally begin your entrepreneurial journey, you can take the time to plan it out when you have the peace to focus.

It'll Make You Better:

Even the best of us let frustration and fatigue get the best of us. You might find that the littlest things set you off lately. If you're snippy and yelling more often than usual, it doesn't make you a bad mom. It makes you a mom in need of a break.

So if you're feeling burned out, stressed out, and downright exhausted, your body is trying to tell you it's time for a kid-free getaway. Whether you go with your significant other, a group of girls, or all by yourself, just make sure you go and get the recharge your body and mind desperately need.

And if you need help planning or destination suggestions from an expert, reach out to me, and I'll help you get the planning started. You can also head over to our website and join one of our group trips. Click here to visit our trips page.


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