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04th Jul 2024

Going on solo holidays is good for mothers, science says


Mums should book more solo trips, according to science

Psychologists suggest that mothers need to take breaks by going on mom-cations and even better they suggest that it should be for at least two days!

Yes, experts are suggesting that mums take a break from it all, not just for their own mental health but also for the well-being of their families.

Psychology professor, Dr. Nava Silton has said to WDRB;

“It’s very important for kids to see that balance that ideally needs to be achieved in a family situation.”

While mother of two, Judy Khosh admitted;

“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.”

I think there is a lot to be said for mums getting a little break and I wholeheartedly agree that it helps improve mental health.

As parents, we are constantly thinking about the needs of others and it can put a lot of stress and strain on us both physically and mentally.

A couple of days to simply think about ourselves is the ultimate treat and the couple of times I’ve gotten to get away child free I didn’t know myself.

For those raising kids solo, a luxury like this is almost impossible and I think it would be a really cool idea if there was a parenting club where parents took turns watching each other’s kids while they went on parent-cations.

Sort of like the babysitter’s club but you’re allowed drink wine.

What do you think? Do all parents deserve a kid-free break from time to time? And if you went on a breakaway where would you go?