“Momcation”, a recent trend made popular by social media, is a brief vacation where moms travel together or solo without their family. While the “momcation” can be a fun trip for mothers, psychologists now suggest that moms traveling on their own can improve their family relationships in the long run.
Mothers should be aware that taking momcations can also help them improve their own well-being.
Experts say that taking momcations can also be useful for the other members of the family. Psychology professor Dr. Nava Silton states: “it’s very important for kids to see that balance that ideally needs to be achieved in a family situation.”
Motherhood does not only involve raising a child but also keeping the house in order, being present at all school activities, making meals, planning the week and so on.
A mom can often feel as if she is the only person that can keep the kids on a schedule and manage the household.
Before taking a trip, the mother can devise a care plan for the spouse, members of the family, or friends who will be caring for the children.
Once she returns home from her momcation the mom will feel well rested and refreshed. One mother says: “I came back and I was a better mom. A more patient mom. A better wife. You learn to appreciate what you have at home because you got that break from it all.”
Taking as little as a couple of days from the hardships of life or even going out for a coffee with a friend every now and then can greatly improve a mother’s mental, physical, and emotional health. Check it out for yourself!
Have you ever taken a momcation? How did you feel after returning?
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