As a busy mom, I know how hard it is to carve out time for yourself. And at the same time, everywhere you look, people are telling you to be happier, friendlier, popular, skinny, glamorous…whew, moms just can’t catch a break past raising our kids to adulthood anymore! But it is SO IMPORTANT for moms to make time for ourselves, to take care of ourselves and our relationships. As I’ve said before, I am a big fan of girlfriends and having female friendships as a way to balance me as a mother and woman.
The best tip for planning Girls Night Out: Start a private Facebook group. This way it’s all in private, but you can discuss freely what dates, times, locations work. People can RSVP. If they forget last minute, they can pull up Facebook and remember the restaurant location. This is how me and my girlfriends do it and it has worked beautifully for well over a year. The best part is that someone will pop in and say, “Hey! It’s been two months! Let’s plan something” and the conversation starts all in one place.
Here’s some ideas for what we do for Girls Night Out that fits well with our schedules:
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