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

"I just had a weekend away with a friend who is a mom of three. We went to a cabin in the mountains and just relaxed, snacked, played cards and didn't cook a thing."
-- iVillager Leslie

Comfort Food
"I'd eat a breakfast of hot ham and cheese filled croissants and cream cheese danishes. I'd eat slowly and enjoy every bite."
-- iVillager Jennifer

"I would go to my favorite coffee and bagel shop with a magazine (no-brainer reading) and relax my brain cells while noshing on my favorite breakfast food."
-- iVillager Rebecca

"I would have a nice nutritious and delicious lunch of salad greens with ranch dressing, chicken and some iced sweetened southern tea."
-- iVillager Amy

Vegging Out
"I usually go to the gym after dropping the kids off, come home to do a little bit of pick-up work, maybe throw in a load of laundry, and then NOTHING. Sit in front of the TV and watch soaps, read a book in bed until day-care pickup time!"
-- iVillager Nadine

"My day would start with my husband and kids being gone the night before. That way I could sleep in as late as I wanted and not be awakened by a toddler in wet PJs, or my husband saying "Have you seen my _____?" I would eat breakfast on the couch while watching morning TV (and I don't mean "Barney"!). I would drink my coffee while it was still hot, then I would lie around on the couch and think of all the things I could do (but not do them!)."
-- iVillager Lynn

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