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  • #52911

    Just curious on other moms’ opinions. Some moms I know never really go out, or once in a blue moon, or pretty often. When you have young kids, how often do you go out without them & have some you time?

  • #53168

    once a week

    • #61361

      Wow, following. I wish I could just once a week but realistically I only do it once a month if I’m

  • #53405

    Hardly ever

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  • #53766

    one way that helps is to have a “babysitting co-op” of neighborhood/friend parents. Exchange chits so one set of parents can go out for an hour or an evening while the other parents babysit, and they exchange the chits for their turn another time.

  • #53819

    When I did have young kids it wasn’t often I went out without them, but when I did I had my mom and they were always sleep before I would go out. Once out, I never really enjoyed myself because I was always wondering if my kids were still asleep, and if not, were they asking a lot of questions about where there mom was. So as you can see, going out was not much fun even when I did get a chance to do it…

  • #53880

    Thanks to all those who responded!

  • #54347


    I 4 special needs kids and stay at home. They are in their teens now. I never went out when they were little. The only break I get now is when they are in school. It is very hard but rewarding being a mommy 😃😁😀

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  • #56217

    ^Maybe responding to a post asking a question with just the word “OK” is a sign that you’re just trying to get points and not taking this site seriously….just saying 😉

  • #59855

    Once in a blue moon

  • #59944

    once a week

  • #74059

    oh nice..

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  • #115106

    What a great interesting read.

  • #115184

    B J

    Not very often. But, my kids are older now and we go to the movies together or something else together fun, and we have a lot of fun together.

    • #116625

      Oh, that’s wonderful, BJ! Sounds like fun. That’s the way to do it! 🙂 🙂

  • #115554

    Twice a week. Date night with husband, and then a day/evening for myself. He also gets a day/evening for himself. Sometimes I just stay home and read in our bedroom or binge watch Lifetime movies. Sometimes I go out with friends, or go shopping or whatever I feel like doing. He the same. It is a priority to keep our marriage stable and take care of ourselves so we are better for our children.

  • #115638

    Once a month. Financially its tough to get a sitter and pay them as well as pay for entertainment so If a relative offers to babysit its so much easier.

  • #115945

    My oldest son just turned 21 so we are able to get out more.

    • #118793

      AHHH! I am not sure I can wait until mine are 21 to gain more alone/adult time! 😉

  • #116273

    Such good information.

  • #116885

    My only mom time is when my son is asleep. He is 3 and I’m about to have another son at the end of the month, so it will be a while before I have mom time. A little mom time sanity would be nice. lol

    • #119271

      Ashley. oh, congrats! Lol about the “me time”. I know what ya mean, but congrats on your baby to be!

  • #116887

    Mom time or me time? Mom time 100% Me time lol. What is that?

  • #117136

    Once every two weeks.

  • #117178

    2 times a week

  • #118231

    Every other week, hopefully!

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  • #119378

    As a Mom of a 15-month old, I go once a month (or more if I’m lucky). My husband and I often go out with our little one to build our family bond but will do a “once in a blue moon” type of thing where my Mom will help babysit and we both go for a date. I do feel a little guilty when I’m out having fun without my toddler as I feel like I should be spending time with her as well. Thanks for the post!

    • #203500

      Aww, it sounds like you do spend a great amount of time doing things with her, Padee! You guys all go out together. That’s a great bonding experience. Be easy on yourself. You deserve a little time to yourselves. 🙂

  • #121597

    Once a month

  • #125418

    im a single mom, my yougest is 17 and i cant even remember the last time i went out….. its hard to make friends.

  • #135842

    I hardly ever go out myself.

  • #136630

    Maybe once a month!

  • #136701

    I hardly ever go out without my kids and I definitely need some me time! I need some advice on how to Lee other moms in my area so I can open up to others and go out with more women in my area….Maybe even have some fun and enjoy a night out without any little ones!

  • #137897

    We go on one big date a month and then try to have friends/other families over to socialize.

  • #140454

    That’s wonderful.

  • #142415

    Good information and good post.

  • #145792

    we try to go out every two weeks, or for sure at least once a month

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  • #203247

    I’m a widow my husband passed away 2017! So I really don’t go which I need any recommendations on where I can go.I live in the city of New York.

  • #228713

    I haven’t been able to go out and do any adult stuff in almost two years! My family never helps me when I need it and my fiancé works too much so we never see him with his schedule! I’d definitely love to know the “norm” for this as well!

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