Mommy Monday #1 – Spa and Blog Night

Mommy Mondays (my 2018 goal to make sure that I have a couple hours of personal time every week) officially began a few days ago!  It’s my slightly-desperate, oh-so-needed attempt to provide myself with moments in which I can breathe… regroup… and pee alone.  I don’t think it’s too much for any mom to ask for.  But sadly, so few moms get to have that.

I am SO blessed to be married to a man who not only understands that I need time for myself, but who also encourages it.  He gets it.  Happy wife; happy life.  Seriously, men, if your wife is nagging and complaining about how much she has to do all day, just send her out of the house for an hour or two of alone time.  I promise you she’ll come back with a smile on her face and a bounce in her step.

We’re moms.  Not superhumans.  We need breaks too!!

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I quickly realized this week, however, that Mommy Mondays are going to find a new home on Thursdays.  (I haven’t renamed them yet, so I need to get on that before next week. Ha, ha).  But Mondays tend to be one of my busier days with the weekend laundry having piled up, meal prep for the week beginning, and piano lessons just around the corner.  It’s hard for me to fully embrace the mental break if I have SO much on my to-do list.  Thursday nights will be much easier for my schedule!

For this week, I stuck with my Monday night plans; since Nate will be busy on Thursday.  To be honest, I almost decided to just start next week, because snow was falling pretty hard outside.  And the kids were bouncing off the walls.  By the time I helped get the baby to bed and Brady was finally settled down a bit, the time was already reaching 7pm.  And I have a strict, must-wear-jammies-by-8pm policy.

This mama did not have the motivation or energy to clean out the car and drive somewhere in the cold.

In the end though, I decided that I couldn’t fail at my goal during the first week; because if I don’t prioritize it, it’s just not going to happen.  Sooooo, I decided to lock myself in the upstairs bathroom for two hours.  Now I realize how depressing this sounds, but – you guys – I may as well have spent the evening at the spa.  (Well, okay, an evening at the spa maybe would have been a little nicer.  HA!).  BUT my night at home was honestly perfect.

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I set myself up with a strawberry lemonaid and a little table for my laptop.  I blogged, read blogs, scanned Pinterest, and then took a hot bath.  It was two hours to myself during which I could sit still and just relax.  I never in a million years would have thought that sitting in the corner of a bathroom could feel so amazing, but it sure did!   Ha, ha.

I’m looking forward to going out next week, but I think that this week’s relaxing night at home was just what I needed!!



8 thoughts on “Mommy Monday #1 – Spa and Blog Night

  1. I’m so glad you made this first week a priority! Starting is always the hardest because we can always come up with some reason why we shouldn’t do that thing for ourselves, we should be taking care of something/someone else. Your first mommy night sounds absolutely divine. Here’s to a year of better mental health to us momma’s as we prioritize some time to regroup. ❤️

  2. I love how much blogs you’ve been doing’ I love reading them! Makes me want to blog myself but I could never write in a good way to make people enjoy it look you do!

    Mommy time seems awesome!

    1. Awwww, thank you, Tasey! I’m so glad. 🙂 And you’d probably be much better at it than you give yourself credit for!
      I have a degree in English / journalism, because I have always been passionate about writing. I think it’s what I was meant to do… I had always thought that it would be my job, but that hasn’t worked out yet. (Although I still dream of writing a book one day). 🙂 But that being said, blogging has been my creative outlet for sure.
      If you’re not sure if you like writing, you could always try micro-blogging via Instagram. Posting pictures and captions of your day-to-day, including cooking adventures, crafts, etc. Just an idea!!
      If you ever did decide to try blogging, I’d totally read yours! 🙂

  3. I’m so glad you went ahead and did this even if it wasn’t the night out that you had originally planned. It’s so good to take some time for yourself! I really do love that you are doing this. I look forward to hearing about the other 51 Mommy Mondays (on Thursdays) this year! 🙂

  4. Awww, I am soo glad you enjoyed your two hours of sitting in the bathroom alone!! It must have been just what you needed! ❤ I can't wait to hear about more of your mommy nights!

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