Take a Break: 31 Mommy-Time Ideas for Busy Moms

"My husband and oldest daughter have 'DaterDay' (short for Daddy/Daughter Day) every Saturday. It's a time when I get to relax, hang with my mom, and indulge in a little R&R."
-- iVillager Maria

What a Workout!
"Physical activity is my answer! I get on my bike and pedal anywhere from 10 to 30 miles through the countryside."
-- iVillager Gigi

"Join the local YMCA! It's inexpensive, I can take the kids (they have free day care for 90 minutes) and I can work out or just go in the locker room and sit in the hot tub."
-- iVillager Jennifer

"Every Saturday morning I do Cardio Kickboxing. I get my frustrations out and I'm recharged for the next week!"
-- iVillager Marisa

A Few Stolen Moments
"I go to a bookstore with a cafe, have a cup of tea or coffee with some type of dessert, grab a book or magazine and just relax."
-- iVillager Yvonne

"I find it sufficient to simply take a short amount of time each day to relax, read, work a puzzle, etc."
-- iVillager Karen

"A wonderful drive in the car let's me forget about everything even if it's only for a few minutes. Cranking up the radio and singing along is such good therapy!"
-- iVillager Christine

Outside Interests
"I am part of the choir at church. We have rehearsal for an hour each Wednesday. I like to sing, and there are no kids. It's great having something in the middle of the week to look forward to."
-- iVillager Carla

"I would either spend the entire day doing genealogy research alone or in a library reading."
-- iVillager Lee

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