Traveling Without Kids

written by Katie McMinn August 7, 2018
Parental confessions travel without Kids

Thomas and I travel without the boys a few times a year. These trips keep our marriage glued together. We have planned quick trips to San Diego, Vancouver, Boulder, Arizona, and plan to see the world one kid-free weekend at a time.

As we all know, being a mom is the most demanding job in the world. There are times I just lose it and yell at my kids, curl up in a ball on the floor and pray to the mommy god above that the day will just end or feel like my heart is going to explode from the anxiety. I have learned to balance all of that yucky stuff with kid-free travel. Having a few days where I’m not worried about my kids helps me regenerate my mental capacity, happiness, and overall well-being.

Our weekends away are bliss. I relax, enjoy an entire cup of coffee without moving from my sit, and converse with Thomas uninterrupted. It’s our life pre-kids and I love it. Not only do I feel rejuvenated I also get an opportunity to reconnect with Thomas and get out of “roommate” mode. This the mode we fell into after they have kids. Pre-kids it was all about us, now we run around the house trying to keep everything together. Roommate mode is when you are so in the thick of “keeping it all together” that lose the affectionate moments. Hence, another reason to travel, you get lots of affectionate time.

Plan a quick kid-free getaway today and get some of that affectionate time.

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