5 Reasons Taking a Break from Parenting is Awesome

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Being a parent 24/7, 365 days a year takes it out of you. You're tired and don't have enthusiasm for anything. Taking a break from parenting (if and when possible) can make a huge difference to your overall happiness and energy levels. 

The Hubby and I recently had a break for 2 whole nights! It was great and we visited Stratford-upon-Avon, as well as having a lazy day. 

Once it was time to pick up the kids again I was feeling happy and relaxed.






1.  You're not woken up before dawn by screeching children.

Waking up when you're ready to wake up, rather than being jumped on or screeched at to wake, starts your day well. You wake with a smile, in the comforting knowledge that you don't need to hurry out of bed to make breakfast for everyone.




2.  You can roll out of bed whenever you feel like it... or not.

There's absolutely no reason to get out of bed if you don't want to. You can lay there all day if you choose and no one is going to nag you about food, drinks, or toys. 





3.  If you choose to get out of bed you can decide what to do.

A day of shopping catch your fancy? Go for it. Restaurant for lunch? No problem. Lazy afternoon? Easy.

It doesn't matter if you want a busy day doing exactly what you want or an easy day doing absolutely nothing, the choice is entirely yours.





4.  Spending alone time together brings you closer.

When you're parenting it's easy to forget about making each other happy. You get swept up in the day-to-day stuff and concentrate on keeping the children occupied. Taking a break means you have time to concentrate on each other. You get to talk to one another without constant interruptions, you can actually have a proper conversation! You can kiss, and cuddle, to your hearts content without hearing the children moan and groan.





5.  Taking a break makes you happier

We all need a break, no matter what it is we're doing. When we work all the time we take a holiday to ease stress, the kids have holidays from school, and as a parent taking a holiday from parenting is just the same. It leaves you feeling relaxed and ready to take on a whole new level of parenting!


So what are you waiting for, go and organise those babysitters right now!

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17 comments:

  1. Ahh! How lovely! I sometimes dream about time away from the kids. I sound awful but in 8 years my fella and I have had ONE night away from them. lol I wish we had someone who would babysit :D

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    1. Oh gosh, it doesn't sound awful at all Kim. Every parent should be able to get time off at some point. Perhaps when your eldest is a little older you'll get some time together alone?

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    2. Wow, one night?! I must admit, we are lucky having a grandmother who is slightly obsessed with her grandson!! Try and get some "me" time where you can ey xx

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  2. I couldn't agree with this more. Its so easy to get trapped being "parents" all the time that its way too easy to lose being "partners"

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    1. Thanks Jeremy, making time for each other is SO important. :)

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  5. So important. I love just nipping to the supermarket alone. it is a real treat these days! x

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    1. Haha! I totally remember that! I think going to the supermarket alone after you've been with children is always going to be a treat! :)

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  6. I hear you Hun. Great points well made. Hubby and I went off for a walk on the beach the other afternoon. We don't get much opportunity to be alone but our Thursday afternoons are important we regularly do something. It does bring you closer! I'd love that lie in!!! TY for linking up with #FamilyFun 🌸

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    1. Ah that sounds lovely - I wish we lived closer to a beach!

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  7. I think we all do need a reminder to take a break from time to time. Parenting is such a beautiful thing, buyout you have to be in up for it and taking a break is a must. Love this! Thanks for sharing it.

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    1. Thanks Gladys, it really is important to get that break occasionally. :)

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  8. Love it - we have aligned thoughts this week Morgan!
    As you know I'm all for a break here and there. It does me good to miss the little misses ;-)
    Thanks for linking up to #coolmumclub

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  9. Yep. Of course. I truly agree with this idea. Though, I am not a mom yet. But in future, I should listen to your advice. Thank you for writing this post

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    1. Thanks Laurie, definitely need to make time for yourself. ;)

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