Being a mom doesn’t mean you have to be momming all the time. Don’t feel guilty pulling your mom time out card- it actually makes you a better parent. Thanks to Groupon for this collaboration and making it easier for parents to enjoy a little time out without breaking the budget.
I almost feel like I have to preface this post with “I love my kids…I really really do.”
I’ve enjoyed every moment this summer with my kids. I know they’ll be older soon and times building LEGOs, making messes in the kitchen as we attempt to bake, and playing tea party, will be days of yesterday. And I’ll beg for them back.
…But there are days, like today, where I’d consider pulling each one of my toenails out with my mouth if it would stop the screaming, the crying and the yelling – and that’s just what I’m doing! You can only imagine what the kids sound like to make me crazy.
For some reason, moms feel this need to not just be with their kids, but express to everyone that they are enjoying every freaking moment of it…
Remember that commercial from the 80s “Calgon Take Me Away?” That was actually a mom asking just to have a bath by herself. No screaming, no floaty toys or no dirty feet, just a hot bath with no #momguilt. Not too much to ask, right?
And “Bad Moms?” I loved the movie, but I hated the name. It should have been called “Real Moms” because that’s how every mom has felt. And if you don’t have enough guts to say it, that’s what makes you a bad mom.
For us to be “Good Moms” we need to be balanced. We need to have a little me time. We need time to get away from the frustration and stress, so we aren’t always seen as a can with a label that says “contents under pressure.” We need a mom time out.
Unfortunately, most the time, that me time costs money…thus another reason to feel #momguilt.
I’d love to be able to go out for a girlfriend getaway to Napa or a night out on the town, but those moments don’t come without a lot of planning including a babysitter, organizing things, etc…basically all that stuff you’re already tired of doing and need the time out from.
However, Groupon (specifically Health, Beauty & Wellness Groupons) have made it easy for me not snag a little me time without feeling guilt of money or time.
When I need to getaway, I can hit up Groupon, type in my zip code, and bam – massages for about the same cost of a few Starbucks. I actually get a little relief from first buying the Groupon, then getting the appointment booked, and of course, getting the massage. And when you’re lucky, Groupon runs specials on specific categories like “spa,” so you get an additional 20% off already lowered prices. That’s what I like to refer to as a double whammy: you get the deal and an even bigger discount!
I don’t always tell anyone that I’m doing it either – that way I don’t have to make excuses, sing a song about “Groupon Take me Away,” or feel bad about taking my timeout. I just do it. One hour later, I’m back in business and doing the things I need to do, with a little less stress to deal with. Now, if you look real hard, sometimes you can even find spa deals that include a massage, facial, and more for those times when you’re time out needs to last a little longer.
And massages aren’t the only thing you can find on Groupon; you can find highlights, eyelashes, manis/panis and more. All you to do is click to find what you want within your budget. That way you have the pleasure of getting the time out without being out of money.
Want it, click it, enjoy it – all on your budget with Groupon!