Mom-cation: The Parenting Tool That Makes It Possible

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Mother’s Day has come and gone. It’s the peak of summer and school is just around the corner again. Do you find yourself saying, “I wish I could have another Mother’s Day. I’m so tired!”  Why are you so tired? It’s crunch time. It’s too hot to play outside. The kids are bored of their toys. The school supplies list is hanging on the fridge, and the new teacher emails need to be written. Chances are, you haven’t had a moment to yourself in weeks, maybe years. Give yourself a Mom-cation.

A Mom-cation is a vacation that is all about Mom. Check out these Mom-cations and see which one will help you keep it on track.

The R&R Mom-cation: Hawaii! It’s just you, in a beach front studio. Get your nails done. Read a book. Sleep. You’re 50 feet from the ocean, and no one wants breakfast. The great thing about this vacation rental is that is part of an island resort. You’ll have all the amenities you need to recoup and recharge. If you really feel like being productive, give yourself some retail therapy at the boutique shops in nearby Whaler’s Village. Then come back to soak in the spa.


The artist’s retreat Mom-cation: Hummingbird Hill. This cottage on the coast in Oregon is perfect for Mom to let her creativity flow. The whimsical architecture and natural landscape are exactly what the Muses ordered. Have a cup of tea and enjoy the hummingbirds from the kitchen window. The outdoor patio space is perfect for setting up an easel and enjoying a pacific coast sunset. For writer moms, you’ll have web access to send your work to your agent or editor. If photography is what clicks for you, set your shutter speed for the wildlife. The cottage is aptly named for the many species of hummingbirds that frequent the gardens.


The entrepreneur Mom-cation: Chicago. Get things done. A chic corporate apartment is waiting for you. You’ll have an office set up with a computer with MS Office, wireless high-speed Internet access, scanner, black and white laser printer, photocopier, CD writer, and fax machine. Now you can make those calls without being interrupted by a pterodactyl attack. Since you’re in the Lincoln Park neighborhood, you’ll be seconds from all the main attractions to treat yourself for landing the contract of your dreams.


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