“Momcations” which has become a terminology framed for mothers vacation has become a trending name. Nonetheless, most mothers find it difficult to go on vacations without their kids. This is partly because of the motherly sentimental attachment as well as the fact that the mothers feel their babies will suffer in their absence.
Watching over and caring for the kids by their mums can be great. However, there is a need for a mother to have some private time. This, according to psychologists, have a lot of positive effects on the wellbeing of mothers as some school of thoughts have even threatened that not taking such kids-free vacation can become detrimental to the social and psychological wellbeing of mothers.
This was seconded by some experts who opined that being a mother is a full-time job and just like any other job, there is always the need for a break.
Psychologists give reasons why mothers need vacations without their kids.
1. You will enjoy a recovery break before burning out
As previously noted, being a mom is a full-time job that requires a form of a break at some point to help relax the body and brain as well as recuperate from all the stress. There is no sensible job that requires a person to work all day and some nights for complete 365 days without a break.
Although mothers can have a vacation or family travels with the whole family, however, this cannot really be considered a break for the moms as the stress of caring for the kids remains the same.
This does not mean that family vacation is wrong. In fact, it is a very sweet necessity for every family to have some fun time together, howbeit, there is the need for the full-time employee which is the mum to get some little vacation as this will help her not to burn out.
2. Family benefits
Most mothers turn down the
idea of a momcation simply because they are worried that their families would
not fare well without them. However, psychologists revealed that leaving your families
for a momcation can actually benefit them by increasing trust, bonding as well
as helping your partner to appreciate your worth in the house.
3. Helps you remember yourself
Being a mother can be
really tasking, as a result, having a mom-alone vacation can help you remember
yourself as a woman that deserves some level of self-shopping and enjoying private
time watching tv without kids interfering.
4. Helps the kids to grow
Motherly love and care are very great for the children, however, leaving them for some time by taking a momcation can really help their growth and maturity.
5. You will return refreshed
Having a mom-alone vacation
will help you clear off stress and keep you refreshed. Hence, you will return
with more energy to care better for your kids.