Understandably, we were a little nervous about going away for two days, and it felt somewhat irresponsible to leave our baby so that we could go skiing for a weekend. Surely parents don’t get that, do they?
I felt like a rebellious teenager running away from home that weekend, but I came back refreshed and determined to put “me” back on the priority list again. Not that I had to go away every weekend, but I knew I wanted to plan a short adults only getaway at least once or twice a year. I also wanted to find some other moms to join me for an occasional day hike or ski tour so I could connect with other like-minded women who shared a passion for outdoor adventure.
Fast forward to 2015 . . . I recently returned from an all girls’ ski weekend, with 27 other moms! I’ve been cultivating friendships with a great group of women from an outdoor playgroup my son belongs to. This year we managed to gather 28 of us, rent an entire cabin for our group, and skip town for two glorious days.
|28 Wild Rocky Mountain Moms at Castle Mountain this January|
To read the rest of my newest inspirational piece, visit BonBon Break to read Why Moms Should Run Away. This story has been selected as one of the "Fill Your Bucket" themed stories for March and I'm thrilled to share it with you all.
|New friends, Old friends, Girls' Ski Days are the BEST!|
More Inspiration for Moms
I have a new story in Calgary's Child Magazine right now called: Rekindle, Recharge, Rejuvenate.
Here's a short preview:
|Recharged and Rejuvenated|
When was the last time you went away for the weekend with your husband without your children?
When was the last time you took a girls’ trip away for the weekend or even the day?
Do you regularly make time to leave the kids for an hour or two so you can go to the gym or participate in a fitness class?
How many pre-children hobbies and interests do you still make time for in your schedule?"
To continue reading this story, follow this link to Rekindle, Recharge, Rejuvenate or pick up a copy of the March/April issue of Calgary's Child Magazine, available around the city right now.
|And the kids were just fine!|