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September 8, 2017

If you haven’t noticed, I took a mini blogging break.  I also took some time off from being a mommy (is that even possible) and went on a momcation.  After the summer home with two kids all day and then my father’s passing, I needed to recharge.  When my home girl Danielle from The Style & Beauty Doctor told me she wanted to get away for her birthday, I immediately invited myself.  I didn’t care where we were going, I just needed to go.  I’m so happy I did.  If you’ve ever been in the same room with Danielle and me, you know it’s a great time.

Bathing suit, Amazon | Dress, Fashionova (runs true to size) | Shoes, H+M

We ended up in Miami Beach.  What do you think of my “thotish” dress?  I know, it’s not really that thotish but it’s way more than I would normally wear.  It rained the most of the weekend in Miami but we still had a great time eating, drinking, laughing, drinking, spa, drinking, eating and a half day at the beach.  It was great to have the time to myself with out having to cook, cut up food, clean, and change diapers.  Don’t get me wrong, by the second night I felt lost like I was missing something.  I was missing my family dearly but I had to keep telling myself “You deserve a break”.

When we become moms, why do we feel like we can never take time for ourselves?  And then feel guilty when we take 3 days out of 365 for me time?  I’m a stay at home mom.  My husband works long hours and we’re lucky if he gets home before the girls go to bed at 8:30.  That means I’m ON from sun up to sun down every day.

I’m still learning that for me to be the best mom I can be, I’m going to have to take time for me every once in a while.  If I run myself into the ground, what good am I to anyone?  I’m so blessed to have a husband that understands how much work it is being a stay at home mom. He does his best to help me out as much as possible after working 10-12 days.  Happy wife, happy life.

Have you ever taken a momcation?  What do you do on the regular for self care?

  • Anika
    September 11, 2017 at 8:49 am

    Hi Trina!
    What a lovely message. It’s your beach friend Anika who was on a baycation trying to take pictures with a very dark display on my phone that I did not know how to change. 🙂 You look FABULOUS girlfriend! I hope everyone really listens to what you are saying here. We cannot be the person we need to be and pour into our families if we are empty. Our kids are 14 and 12 and when we leave them my hubby is just fine but I STILL feel guilt. It is the strangest feeling. We were bummed out at all of the rain as well but are looking forward to possibly going back. On the other hand…I did get in some retail therapy. 🙂 Hiding the cards indefinitely! It was great meeting you and Danielle. Maybe our travels will cross paths again. Until then God bless and stay the beautiful, classy woman you are!!!

  • Alexia Mitchell
    September 15, 2017 at 10:14 am

    I seriously need a momcation. Waaaaay overdue!!

  • Trina
    September 15, 2017 at 2:58 pm

    You are the cutest thing! It was so nice to meet you too! Thank you for the comment love!