Let’s face it, being a mom is no joke. It means dedicating a lot of your time to others – your kids, your partner, and your family as a whole. As demanding as motherhood might be, there comes a time where you need to take a break and have a lazy weekend. You may be thinking, what exactly does that mean and what does it entail?
Well, to put it simply, having a lazy weekend means taking a break from all the non-essentials. It means using that time to refuel and refresh. No matter how much of a supermom you are, a lazy weekend is something we all need.
Things to do on a lazy Saturday
The term “lazy” can have negative connotations, but it doesn’t have to be that way. When you think about it, it can also signify a sense of peace, calm, and ease or relaxation – which are what a lazy Saturday or weekend should be associated with.
In fact, parts of the world observe the first Friday of September as Lazy Mom’s Day. This just goes to show that there’s a need for a lazy weekend as a present and active mom. Below are just some of the things that you could do if you’ve decided on a a lazy Saturday or weekend.
1. Order in
One of the most time-consuming things that moms do is preparing food for their kids. On a lazy Saturday, though, that shouldn’t be the case. Luckily, there’s a wide selection of easy or pre-cooked meals to choose from. There’s also the option to order in from your favorite local restaurants and eateries from an on-demand food app, such as Uber Eats.
Ordering in doesn’t necessarily mean that you’ll be consuming unhealthy food throughout the weekend. You’re truly spoilt for choice, and can opt to order nutritious meals.
2. Bring out the board games
If you want to get the best of both worlds and enjoy a lazy Saturday with your loved ones, then bring out the board games! Board games are a classic way to spend some quality time with your kids and unwind at the same time. Classics such as Scrabble, Snakes & Ladders, as well as 30 Seconds are sure winners.
3. Binge watch your favorite series and movies
As a mom, there’s very little time to watch the latest movies or the most recent episodes of your favorite series. So, there’s no better time to play catch up than on a lazy weekend. Grab some popcorn and your favorite drink, and immerse yourself in the world of fictional characters and thrilling storylines.
4. Go on a staycation
Enjoying time out doesn’t always have to mean going on a vacation. In fact, you’d be surprised at how many hidden gems there are in your neighborhood or neighboring areas. On a lazy Saturday, you could spoil yourself by checking into a local hotel or resort. Another great alternative is booking a mobile spa treatment if you’re not too keen to leave home.
5. Connect with friends
In between helping with homework, packing school lunches, and attending sports games or ballet showcases, there’s often not enough time to catch up with old friends and family. Your lazy weekend is the most opportune time to do so. This could be over a meal at your favorite restaurant, or even something as effortless as a phone or video call.
6. Grab a book
Sometimes, all you need is a good book to unwind and refresh. If you’re an avid reader, then it’s highly likely that you have a long list of books that you’ve either bought or have in your online shopping cart. Your lazy weekend is the perfect time to sit down and escape into another reality. Depending on the type of books you enjoy, they can also be a great source of motivation and provide a different perspective on life.
You can also sign up for a free month of Audible and browse through some free titles while resting your eyes with some cucumber slices.
7. Enjoy a relaxing bubble bath
Never underestimate the power of a bathtub, bath salts, and possibly even some candles. Enjoying a nice, long bubble bath can be a good thing for both your physical and mental wellbeing. It allows you to relax your mind, while nourishing and hydrating your skin. For ambience, you could add some candles, background music, and flip through a magazine of your liking.
Don’t let mom guilt win!
Moms around the world battle with mom guilt and may feel as though they’re neglecting their kids when they take time out for themselves. Fight that feeling on your lazy weekend. We’ve all heard it being said before that you can’t fill from an empty cup, so it’s absolutely crucial to give yourself time to refresh. Self-care is important as a mom, so don’t deprive yourself.