5 Reasons You Should Take a Weekend Getaway (Tots Included!)

I never realized how important a weekend away was until last weekend. Andrew was working, so I packed up my fab five and my mom to head to the lake. It was totally spur-of-the-moment, and even though my workload was forever full, I figured time with my family needed to be a priority. While I was enjoying the no cell phone service which forced me to put my iPhone down — I realized how great it was just to get out of town.

Here are five reasons why you should get away this weekend. Kids included.

1. You're Getting Out of the House 1 of 5
Having five kids (three of them that are tots) makes staying inside for an entire weekend daunting. Getting out of the house, even if it’s just staying in your city, can be so much fun.
2. Family Time Is Important 2 of 5
When I was away this weekend, I didn't have one bar of cell phone service while sitting at the lake. No service: The two words that were always at the top left corner of my iPhone. It was amazing. I don’t get service until I was back at the cabin, which made me truly enjoy the time with my family. Being able to put technology aside and really spend every second with your children is so important. I was digging sandcastles and actually using my real camera.
3. It’s a New Experience for Your Kids 3 of 5
Surprising your family with time away from home is such a great experience — especially for the youngest ones! My three kids under the age of 4 were absolutely thrilled to pack up their tiny suitcases and head out of town. Childhood is all about new experiences, right?
4. You Can Reconnect with Your Kids 4 of 5
When you’re away from home, your everyday routine changes. I find it gives you opportunities to read more books, get more snuggles, and create lasting memories you’ll never forget. It’s great for family photos, too!
5. You Really Can Relax 5 of 5
While it depends on where your mini-vacay is, I certainly found myself able to really relax near the lake. I even read a magazine on the sand. I know, it’s shocking. Choose a place that is calming. Somewhere you don't even need a car to get around. Renting a cabin or heading to a nearby lake is refreshing. It truly was a breath of fresh air.

 

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