Hi.

Welcome to the Mommy Break Project!  My name is Nicole and I am a working Mom living in the big city with my two beautiful children and husband.  My mission is to be intentional about putting "me" first for an entire year at least once a week so that I can achieve the perpetual state of "happy mommy" .   That's 52 Mommy Breaks!  I get excited just thinking about the possibilities!   I hope that my journey inspires you to do the same!  Enjoy! 

My Criteria for a Qualifiable "Mommy Break'

My Criteria for a Qualifiable "Mommy Break'

In this year long journey to put myself first and take a mommy break once a week, I am totally expecting that there will be some "fails" where the mommy break can suspiciously look like a good ole regular mommy chore.  I am a perfectly imperfect Mom just like you and life will get in the way.  Sick kids, sick husband/partner, sick mommy... tired Mommy.  All key determinants to if you can make the mommy break happen,  The week could come and go and I miss moment for rejuvenation with no kids.  So to ensure I do not slip in too many "weekly grocery shopping trip" mommy breaks, I have defined some criteria for you to hold me accountable to and to hold yourself accountable to. 

To qualify as an official Mommy Break it must experience the following: 

  • No children (your children) inear shot of the mommy break location
  • Joy in your heart (and a smile on your face) while you are partaking of the break
  • A longing for it not to end 
  • Anticipation and excitement for next week's break
  • Last at least an hour in duration 

 

Simple enough, right?  I think so too!  Followers, pinky swear that you will help keep me honest!   Let the fun begin!

Week #3 - Mommy Break #3 - Delightful Deals and Dead Batteries

Week #3 - Mommy Break #3 - Delightful Deals and Dead Batteries

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