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10 Mommy Splurges Worth The Spoils

By Molly Thornberg |

mommy splurgesGone are the days of being a D.I.N.K. (double income no kids).  Now a days, money is stretched amongst running a house with 6 people. It’s amazing how much food 4 kids can consume, and it amazes me even more how one trip to the grocery store, no matter how much I plan, just is never enough. And even if we had more money, there is the time factor. Kids take time. Changing diapers, making meals, laundry, doctor appointments, play dates, school and that’s not taking into consideration that both my husband and myself work.

Every once in a blue moon — I splurge on me. There has been more than one Saturday in the last year that I have waived my white flag, yelled “I NEED OUT OF HERE, ALONE!” and assigned the kids to the hubs for a few hours out. Oh the glorious time alone. Here is what I splurge on….

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Spoil Yourself With These Mommy Splurges

Blow Out

I am obsessed with the Dry Bar. If money allowed, I would be here daily (or with my fab hairdresser!). Alas, we are simple folk and only do blow outs for sanity breaks.

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Molly Thornberg is a wife and mother of four. She worked in web design and social media marketing before quitting to pursue blogging full time. On Digital Mom Blog, Molly shares "geeky" DIY projects, discusses the latest technology news, and talks about her life as a parent. Read bio and latest posts → Read Molly's latest posts →

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11 thoughts on “10 Mommy Splurges Worth The Spoils

  1. Chloe says:

    I love seeing movies alone too! My friends make fun of me for it, but I’d pretty much always rather see a movie alone than with anyone else!

  2. Stacey says:

    I LOVE ALL OF THESE THINGS! Pedis and blow outs and Starbucks especially — totally worth the occasional splurge!!

  3. Riley says:

    Good for you for keeping Starbucks to a minimum… it’s become a daily expense for me even though i know it’s totally overpriced… i just can’t help myself! My kids know that mommy needs her coffee haha

  4. sadie says:

    adult drinks and coffee are my biggest splurges. cupcakes are not worth it in my book, people in my office get cupcakes all the time, i guess i just dont get the craze :-/

  5. Mary says:

    I love blowouts too but NEVER get them. I’d love to try dry bar though!

  6. tammy says:

    GNO fo sho! my once-a-month gno is what i save up for – gotta splurge when youre out with your ladies

  7. Katy's mom says:

    I REALLY watch my Starbucks spending. It really adds up!

  8. libby says:

    adult beverages and coffee are definitely my splurges! I never quite got the whole cupcake fad, a bunch of my coworkers get cupcakes all the time and im just not into it :-/

  9. carly says:

    I approve of all of these splurges! I’m getting a facial on Friday (for the first time!) and I think we all deserve to splurge on ourselves a bit every now and then :)

  10. MGJ says:

    I used to get pedicures ALL the time too! I still think its good to get them from time to time just to keep your feet in good shape but I try to change the polish myself a few times in between pedicures now.

  11. Such a good, and true list! I’ve never been to a movie alone, but I agree, my hubs refuses to see any type of chick-flick with me, so maybe it’s time that I tried it for myself. Actually 2 hours alone at an entertaining movie does sound pretty therapeutic!

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