Mothers need a break from motherhood once in a while. We shouldn’t feel guilty about asking for a bit of time off. No, it’s not being selfish. We need a break, not to get away from the kids, or to escape our responsibilities and the long list of household chores that need tackling, but we must in order to recharge. Sometimes all we need is an hour or two away to unwind and let loose, in order for us to come back a more happy and loving mother.
Two weeks ago, I finally got the mommy break that I needed over a #HappyLunch at CDP Global Table. Together with some Mothers Who Brunch friends, we shared stories of our motherhood highs and lows, while trying dish after dish of mouth-watering goodness.
It’s so easy to get lost in the whirlwind life of motherhood. With all the laundry that needs to be done, the meals to be prepared, and all the cleaning up, sometimes it feels like the chores just keep on piling up. It gets tiring. It drains us. We focus so much on keeping our family members happy, that we mothers often forget to take some time off for ourselves to relax and recharge.
When Michelle and Sabrina, the beautiful ladies behind Mothers Who Brunch, invited me to a small gathering of moms in Alabang, I knew I just had to go. Their invitation was quite timely, as I had been looking for an excuse to unwind and meet other mothers in the metro.
When I was younger, I always dreamed of being married with children. When other kids my age dreamed of being big in careers like medicine, architecture, or law, I was on the side, just secretly wishing for a good husband and a little one I could care for. Yes, I did want to become a teacher at one point, then a nurse for a brief period, and I eventually worked hard to graduate with a degree in Interior Design, but at the back of my mind, I really just hoped to be a wife and a mother. I always pictured myself spending the day crafting and organizing art activities with my little ones.
Years down the road, I have to say, I am living the dream. Although married life and motherhood doesn’t come easy, I am happy to be doing things I pictured myself doing when I was little. Set aside all the chores, disciplining and home management, motherhood for me is a beautiful thing. I get to teach and care for my daughter everyday. We get to do craft activities that not only spark her creativity and imagination, but teach her simple lessons on the daily.