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Mom’s Day Out

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Something I fail miserably at is making time for myself. I put everything and everyone else first, and eventually this leaves me haggard and snippy and resentful. If mama’s not happy, no one is happy, AM I RIGHT? My husband and I have agreed that this year, in addition to making time for each other, we will also make time for ourselves. Every few weeks we’ll each get an afternoon to go solo and do whatever we want.

This isn’t a time to do housework or pay bills – this is my time to recharge and have fun. My husband wanted to know what I planned on doing on my first solo-afternoon. It’s hard to narrow it down!

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  • Have a Drink While Reading A Magazine 1 of 5
    Have a Drink While Reading A Magazine
    My biggest guilty pleasure is enjoying an adult beverage while reading a trashy magazine. How else am I supposed to know what is going on in the lives of Hollywood stars?
  • Have a Quiet Meal Alone 2 of 5
    Have a Quiet Meal Alone
    The idea of eating all my food while it's still hot is intoxicating.
  • Take a Nap 3 of 5
    Take a Nap
    I've heard stories about parents taking naps, but I'm pretty sure they're the stuff of urban legends. I'm going to try to take a nap that isn't illness-induced.
  • Get a Pedicure 4 of 5
    Get a Pedicure
    A pedicure is great because it forces me to sit still for an hour and just relax. As we all know, sitting still is a rare treat.
  • Go Shopping 5 of 5
    Go Shopping
    I won't always buy something, but it's nice to be able to walk around in a store without worrying about someone being bored, or someone knocking something over.

What would you do with an afternoon to yourself?


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