Moms need a break, too.
It’s only right for mothers, who are probably the most hard-working people in the world for working 24/7 without asking anything in return, to get themselves a much-deserved vacation.
They deserve their own “momcation”, which is starting to be a trend and a counterpart to millennials’ travel adventures outside of work.
“Momcation” is not just a social thing or a time out from tiring mom duties, as it has been recommended by experts as a way to rejuvenate in a bid to come back stronger and a better person.
According to Dr. Nava Silton “motherhood can be very stressful, whether it’s financial stresses, time stresses, just trying to get a whole lot done in a very short period of time. I think it’s really important for mothers to be rejuvenated and refreshed.”
Silton explained that “momcation” has benefits; thus she is encouraging parents to give themselves a break.
In a report, Silton emphasized that “momcation” can also boost a mom’s relationship with her partner.
A previous study echoed Silton’s recommendation as it noted that women who took vacations at least twice a year were “less likely to become tense, d
epr essed, or tired, and are more satisfied with their marriages.”
Further, Dayna Kurtz, author of Mother Matters: A Holistic Guide to Being a Happy, Healthy Mom told Parents.com that “’momcations’ are really a necessity, not just a luxury.”
“They should be considered an integral part of what I call ‘mothercare’—one of a host of activities that restore and revitalize the emotional and physical energy we need to provide healthy, loving care for our children,” Kurtz said.
Experts reiterated that “momcation” should also be supported by the community for everyone’s benefit.
“We need to make sure mothers are getting the time off they need, to get the job done,” Kurtz concluded.
And if you’re a mom yourself, perhaps you’re in agreement over this!