February 8, 2023 Breaking News, Latest News, and Videos

Why Every Mom Should Plan An Annual Solo Trip

When you become a wife and mother, taking trips by yourself or with friends is frequently replaced by vacations with the kids or your significant other. Through the years, you’ve had a blast indulging in adventurous family vacations and romantic couple getaways. It’s enabled you to discover new things, step outside of your comfort zone, and create precious memories with the ones you love most. Although you wouldn’t trade these experiences for anything in the world, sometimes vacationing alone is necessary. 

While the idea of planning a solo trip might seem a bit selfish, you’ll quickly learn that it’s quite the opposite. When you’re at your best physically and emotionally, you’re in a better position to be the mom and wife your family relies on every day. If you’re still not convinced that a “momcation” or solo trip is ideal for you, consider these benefits listed below: 

A Much-Needed Break

As the rock of your family, the many roles and responsibilities you take on every day can get overwhelming. You’re holding down a job, keeping up with household chores, tending to your kids’ needs, and trying to sustain a healthy relationship. It feels like your mind and body are constantly on the go, causing you to break down with each passing moment. 

Taking a trip by yourself enables you to take a much-needed break from all your responsibilities as a mother. You can cast your cares, let go of routines, and simply do what makes you happy. Even if you’re only gone for a few days, it can make a big difference in your emotional health and overall well-being. 

A Little Grown Woman Time

When you plan trips with your kids or significant other, you have to ensure you focus on the needs and interests of everyone. In most cases, moms will overlook things they love to appeal to their families. While amusement parks, camping, water sports, sporting events, and other kid or couple-friendly activities are exciting, sometimes you want a chance to be a grown woman. 

On a solo trip, you have no one else to worry about but yourself. So, you can fill your itinerary with activities that you love. You can spend hours at the spa getting a facial and a massage, treat yourself to a mini shopping spree, soak up the sun on the beach, or press your luck in a casino poker room. The best part is you don’t have to worry about finding a sitter or hearing the kids complain that you’re taking too long. 

Relax And Recharge

Taking a nap or doing absolutely nothing seems nearly impossible if you’re on vacation with the kids. They’re full of energy and ready to explore the many things around them. So, you spend a better part of your trip hopping from one attraction to another, trying to keep your kids entertained. Ultimately, you return home feeling overwhelmed and exhausted. 

If you take a trip alone, you can center your entire excursion around relaxation and restoration. You can reserve a luxury hotel suite and lounge around all day in your pajamas while ordering room service, watching old movies, and catching up on your sleep. Wellness retreats are also popular for overworked moms. You travel to a serene destination, sleep in a comfortable room, and participate in activities ranging from yoga on the beach to hiking through a rainforest. 

You wouldn’t give up being a mom or a life partner for anything, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t times when things get overwhelming. Though there are several ways to indulge in self-care, sometimes the best thing is to take a solo trip. Getting away by yourself at least once a year enables you to take a much-needed break, have some grown woman time, and recharge. Such advantages can be instrumental to enhancing your physical and emotional health, which is beneficial to you and those you love most. 

in News
Related Posts

Sofia Klatzker Named Cultural Affairs Manager of Santa Monica

February 6, 2023

February 6, 2023

Klatzker to replace Shannon Daut in role to oversee arts, culture and creative policies in the City Sofia Klatzker has...

Duo Charged for Alleged Caregiver Fraud Scheme Against Malibu Physician Who Was Drugged With LSD in Final Days

February 6, 2023

February 6, 2023

Anthony David Flores and Anna Rene Moore face up to 20 years in prison A Fresno hairstylist and an actress...

Metro Working on Plan to Provide Shelter for Homeless Passengers When Trains Are Emptied

February 6, 2023

February 6, 2023

Metro estimates that 800 people use Metro train and rapid transit bus stations as shelter each night By Dolores Quintana...

Arrests Made in Daylight Armed Robbery of Rolex in Downtown Santa Monica

February 6, 2023

February 6, 2023

Leroy McCrary and Donta Baker arrested in connection to September robbery By Sam Catanzaro Two men have been arrested for...

Santa Monica Nonprofit WISE & Healthy Aging Launches Advocacy Website

February 6, 2023

February 6, 2023

WISEOmbudsman.org designed to provide tools s to those who are looking to get better care in a skilled nursing or...

Tishman Speyer Announces Basis Investment Group as Equity Partner for Santa Monica Collection

February 3, 2023

February 3, 2023

BIG’s $30 million commitment — 11 percent of total equity — to the 3.1-acre mixed-use development will help create 617...

Two Industry Titans Invest $30M in Lavish Pacific Palisades and Santa Monica Homes

February 3, 2023

February 3, 2023

David Bonderman and Christa Campbell recently acquired two lavish homes By Dolores Quintana Private equity tycoon David Bonderman and his...

Four-Year-Old Mountain Lion P-81 Found Dead on PCH

February 2, 2023

February 2, 2023

P-81 found on Pacific Coast Highway near Las Posas Road On Sunday, January 22, the California Department of Fish and...

Rep. Lieu Secures $2.5 Million for Local Projects in Santa Monica

February 2, 2023

February 2, 2023

Funding will go towards Santa Monica Behavioral Health Center and Ready to Succeed Scholarship program  By Sam Catanzaro ​​Congressman Ted...

Steve Marcy, Beloved Lincoln Middle School Teacher and Scoutmaster, Passes Away at 77

February 2, 2023

February 2, 2023

Longtime Lincoln math teacher passes away  ​​Steve Marcy, beloved Lincoln Middle School teacher and Scoutmaster of Santa Monica Boy Scout...

California Referendum Postpones Controversial Fast Recovery Act That Would Increase Hourly Wages for Fast-Food Workers to $22

February 1, 2023

February 1, 2023

AB 257 would create a board of 11 appointees to negotiate on behalf of fast food workers in California Last...

Highly-Anticipated Downtown Santa Monica Restaurant Close to Opening

February 1, 2023

February 1, 2023

Bar Monette close to opening at 109 Santa Monica Boulevard By Dolores Quintana Bar Monette is almost ready to open...

SMC Receives Grant to Expand Access to Critical Support Services for Foster Youth

February 1, 2023

February 1, 2023

New NextUp program will provide academic & comprehensive support, plus direct financial aid to foster youth enrolled at SMC Santa...

Find Inspiration in Moses Sparks’ Latest Collection of Tree Portraits in the Santa Monica Mountains

February 1, 2023

February 1, 2023

The exhibition and sale run from February 1st – 26th at the King Gillette Ranch Visitor Center  Internationally-acclaimed wildlife photographer,...

Pacific Park Joins The City Of Santa Monica To Recognize ‘Black History Month’ With Ferris Wheel Salute

February 1, 2023

February 1, 2023

Display of red, yellow and green colors, patterns and transitions beginning at sunset February 1 On Wednesday, February 1, the...