Because the Psychologists say so! If you don’t believe me, read it for yourself here.  It’s good for your mental health, wellbeing and attitude.  I spent a week in Indonesia last year sans-husband and children and it did wonders for my attitude!  My husband was, of course, “lucky to survive” (insert eye-roll emoji)!  You can read more about his week as a solo Dad here.

Did you know that 1 in 7 new Australian Mums will develop post-natal depression every year?  Parenting is tough; physically and mentally.  We need to take time out to make our health, wellbeing and happiness our #1 priority.  With the mental load that Mums also carry, it is important to take a step back and ‘turn off’ when running on empty.  This allows us to reset, rejuvenate and be the best version of ourselves for our children.

Remember those long, leisurely lunches with your Mum friends?  No…me neither!  Taking a trip with your friends provides an opportunity for ‘non-Mum’ time to reconnect and engage in adult conversation in a relaxing environment without the dreaded domestic duties.  Plus, you’ll also go home with a new friend or two!

So, organise your baby-daddy to take time off work and start planning your muMEcation now!