"Momcations" are necessary!
According to Dr. Nava Silton who spoke with Fox News 5 NY, taking a break from your kids can have some serious health benefits.
"Motherhood can be very stressful," Dr. Silton said, "whether it's financial stresses, time stresses, just trying to get a whole lot done in a very short period of time."
A "Momcation" can last for a couple of days or even a week. But the point is, Silton said, to take time for yourself so you can better be there for your kids.
"It's very important for kids to see that balance that ideally needs to be achieved in a family situation," she explained.
And it can help in other areas of life, too. According to a study published by the Wisconsin Medical Journal, women who took vacations at least twice a year are "less likely to become tense, depressed, or tired, and are more satisfied with their marriages.” Conversely, the “odds of marital satisfaction decreased as the frequency of vacations decreased.”
So while the thought of a girls' trip might make you feel guilty, you should consider it an investment into your whole family's well-being.
- From Tom: When I read the word “Mom Cation” I thought it was just a vacation with moms. Have you ever gone on a vacation with just other moms?
- Topic: How often do parents need to get away from the kids?