5 Reasons Moms Should Plan a Girlfriends’ Spa Getaway

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Moms deserve a spa getaway more than anyone I know. Our days are filled with breaking up sibling fights over who gets the bigger half of the cookie, overseeing homework, and shuttling kids from school to t-ball and tap lessons. To our horror, we often say things like, “Who cut circles out of all the bed sheets?” and, “Do not put that in your nose!”

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Here are five reasons to take a break from sippy cups and soccer practice for a girlfriends’ spa getaway:

To be a better mom
No really. Sometimes we need to be selfish to be selfless. Being on constant mom-duty can wear a gal down. A vacation from the chaos for a few days will give you time to reflect and appreciate the things you love about being a parent: craft projects made with love from macaroni and glue and given to you with prideful smile, the occassional unsolicited, “I love you, Mom,” and the angelic faces of your sleeping (and silent) children. The break will leave you recharged and ready to resume the role of Supermom.

To be a better partner
After a day in the mommy trenches, it’s no wonder we don’t feel much in the mood for romance. We’re too busy picking playdough out of our hair and too tired to slip into something slinky. A massage and a sauna will leave you feeling like a real woman and ready to tackle romance again. Relationship Expert John Gray, Ph.D. says in his book Venus on Fire, Mars on Ice, “A healthy distance from your partner can spark and sustain feelings of attraction. If spouses or lovers are together all the time, then there is no opportunity to experience the pleasure of coming together.”

To connect with friends
We need girlfriends. Girlfriends get us. They understand the need to brag that a pair of shoes cost only $19.99 and why we feel left out because we weren’t asked by a child’s teacher to be the room mom, even though we have no interest in being the room mom. Where better to discuss such important topics than at the spa beside one of your besties with your feet soaking in a tub of bubbling hot water during side-by-side pedicures?

To live longer
According to Gray, women need to nurture and feel nurtured to be happy. I think that’s why we crave the spa so much. And recent research proves that happy people live longer.

You deserve it
If you are like me, your to-do list is a mile long. You are go-go-going all day, keeping the house semi-organized, planning the birthday party, volunteering at the school’s picnic, and making dental appointments. You deserve a break. Gray says, “A woman needs regular vacations or little getaways to escape all of the little things that remind her of her responsibilities.” Amen.

There you have it, five excuses reasons you should immediately start planning a girlfriends’ spa getaway. You may want to print this out and hang it on your honey’s bathroom mirror (encircling the bit about being a better partner in red, of course).

Which spa breaks do you recommend for a girlfriend getaway? Let us know in the comments!

A Note from The Travel Mama: This post made possible by SpaBreaks.com.

Photo by VILevi, istockphoto.com.

About Colleen Lanin

Colleen Lanin is the founder/editor-in-chief of TravelMamas.com. As the author of her book, "The Travel Mamas' Guide," she teaches parents not only how to survive a trip with children, but also how to love exploring the world with their offspring. Her stories have appeared online and in print for such outlets as the "Today" show, NBCNews.com, Parenting Magazine, Orlando Sentinel, Chicago Tribune, Expedia, San Diego Family Magazine, and more. Colleen gives tips on television, radio, and as a public speaker. She has a master’s degree in business administration with a background in marketing. She lives in Arizona with her husband and two kids.

  1. Deanna- Mommygaga says

    I recommend the Hyatt Mission Bay, San Diego, CA. Their new eco-friendly spa is amazing and I could just die there!

  2. Angela Quisumbing says

    My sisters and cousins always head up to Glen Ivy! We love the mud bath! I’m really looking forward to trying the spa services at Sè Spa at Hotel Palomar! They have a beautiful relaxation room! Love your list!

  3. Colleen Lanin, The Travel Mama says

    Thanks for the recommendations, Deanna & Angela!

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