5 Vacations Every Mom Should Take
We are in full blown vacation mode here in Orlando, and I know the internet search engines are buzzing with searches for the perfect vacations to go on. I know we all get so caught up on vacation destinations, but have you ever thought about WHO you are traveling with? Below are the 5 types of vacations that every mom should take! For an amazing vacation experience of any kind contact Theresa from Get Out Custom Travels!
5 Vacations Every Mom Should Take
So let’s be clear. When traveling with family it’s not a vacation, it’s a trip. It typically takes a ton of effort (and wine) to successfully pull off a family vacation, but it is more than worth it! I know often times I hear people say that their kids are too young to remember anything, and I have to think back to something my mother in law told me: Sometimes the vacation isn’t for their memories. It’s for YOUR memories! Cost is also something that keeps families from travel. In this case the internet is definitely your friend when it comes to planning a vacation! Search for cheap family vacation packages or contact places such as Apple Vacations for the best rates available. You may also consider a simple staycation that allows you to get away and spend dedicated time with your crew without the added stress of traveling.
Vacation With Your Partner
Parenting is just plain hard work and it’s safe to say that it changes the relationship you have with your partner. It is very easy to fall into the habit of becoming “coworkers” who are too busy managing calendars that are full of kid activities, meal planning, and errands. Sending sexy texts to each other while wrangling your children at a Chuck E Cheese birthday party may be the definition of relationship goals, but I promise taking a kidless vacation together is so much better! Having the break together gives you a chance to unwind, reconnect, and return to your kids all fresh!
I definitely struggled with mom-guilt when we took our first trip by ourselves (and to be honest, I still do), but I know that the uninterrupted time together is insanely important for our relationship. If you hate the thought of leaving your children or struggle when it comes to childcare, just start small. Even something as simple as an overnight stay at a nearby resort will do the trick!
Vacation With Your Friends
I didn’t realize how important vacationing with friends was for my mom-self until I went on one. Above I talked about traveling with your partner, which is so important, but so is getting away with friends. When you are with your partner there is still a sense of “we”. When you are with your friends you get to be just “You”. It took me a few years into motherhood to really grasp this, but it is so important (for me at least) to keep a sense of self and to keep up with my relationships outside of my family. Taking the time to unwind for a few days with friends is a great way to accomplish this! Looking for an idea for a girl’s weekend? Check out highlights from our stay at Palm Beach!
Vacation With Your Parents
I am not talking about a big family vacation where your parents are invited. I am talking about just you and your parent/parents. I’m going to be completely honest with you on this one: This is one I still have to do. I recently saw someone share photos from their mother/daughter weekend and I knew immediately that it is a trip I need to add to my must-do list. We get so caught up in our own parent-ness (is that a word?) that we lose touch of the simple fact that we ARE children as well, and that our parents would love a chance to be able get away and spend one on one time with you.
Vacation With YOURSELF
This one may be the hardest to pull off, but it should be done! Check in at a nearby hotel and treat yourself to a weekend of just you. If you are a little more adventurous catch a flight to somewhere you would love to explore on your own. Being on your own timeline is such a great way to reconnect with your sense of self. It is also the only way that you can truly do all of the things that you want to do without anyone else’s opinion! I would love to do a solo vacation to Epcot. I would stay at a boardwalk resort and cruise around World Showcase all day long-without my children or husband moving me along!
What vacation goals do you have for yourself? Any type of travel you would add to the list when it comes to vacations every mom should take? Drop your thoughts in the comments below and we can discuss!
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