6 “Me Time” Places for Young Moms

Having a “Mommy Me Time” every now and then doesn’t make you selfish. Being a mom is the toughest job in the world and you need to take care of “you” if you want to be able to take care of everyone else. Here are six places in the Metro where moms can spend their downtime before switching back to Super Mom mode. 

Running a household with young children can be daunting and if you’re a working mom, even more so. You’re always exhausted and the the concept of “free time” seems almost ridiculous. But whether it’s 15 minutes daily or an hour on weekends, you need to include regular “Me Time” in your family schedule, a refreshed mommy is a more present and loving one so your time alone is a win-win for everyone. Here are six places for young moms to catch their precious alone time.

1.  The Bathroom

You laugh because you can totally relate. But yeah, locking yourself in the bathroom for 5 to 15 minutes has now become a luxury. Take deep breaths or spend that short time scrolling through Facebook uninterrupted. Teach your children that when mommy locks the bathroom she needs to be left alone. Make sure these are quick breaks in order to avoid pandemonium.

2. Legazpi Sunday Market

A one-stop shop for organic food and handcrafted products, this Sunday market is a haven for young moms. Tag hubby along so he can bond with the kids while you do your healthy retail therapy. The Legazpi Sunday Market is at the corner of Legazpi and Rufino streets in Legazpi Village, Makati.

3.  The Grocery With A Coffee Shop

Walking down grocery aisles without the incessant, “I want, I want!” can be such a bliss. If there’s a coffee shop nearby, you’ve hit the jackpot. Enjoy that short cup of coffee in silence and you’ll be surprised what wonders it can do for your overworked nurturer soul.

4. The Car

Who would’ve thought just sitting inside your car is now considered a “getaway,” a much needed sanctuary. Running a quick errand while the kids are at home spells quality “Me Time” whether you’re in the passenger seat or driving.

5.  Sip & Gogh

Unleash your inner artist at this paint and sip studio. No worries if you have no experience with a paintbrush as an instructor will teach you the ropes. You’ll be surprised at how relaxing painthing while sipping on good wine. Check out www.sipandgogh.com for the branch nearest you.

6.  Blind Massage in Robinsons Galleria

A 15-minute hand and foot massage maybe just what you need to relax and the Blind Massage at the Galleria always delivers. Ask support from hubby to take the kids to Kidzoona on the fourth floor while you get your R&R quickie. Address: Unit No. 167, Robinsons Galleria, EDSA cor. Ortigas Ave., Ortigas Center. Phone: (02) 984-2989. Open mall hours.