June 21, 2022

What Would You Do With a Week Off From Parenting?

What Would You Do With a Week Off From Parenting?

Let’s fly, let’s fly away! We may not all dream of going down to Acapulco Bay, but most of us imagine getting away for a day or even a few hours. Should we feel guilty about it? And which snacks would we bring? Molly and Blaire discuss.

Sometimes we wish we could just get away from it all. Is that wrong? We love our families! Even with that love in our hearts, it's tempting to yearn for a room of one's own with a solid, soundproof door. We asked our listeners what they would do with one entire week off, and for many of them it involved a lot of TV, snacks, and, in some cases, the cast of Queer Eye.

In this episode. Molly and Blaire discuss:

  • What the advent of the word "momcation" signals
  • Why moms are pressured to be perfect
  • What THEY would do with their own week off!

Here are the links to the articles we discuss in the episode:

TIME Magazine: "Moms: Your Fantasy About Running Away Is Totally Normal"

Caitlin Gibson for The Washington Post: "American mothers need a break. But is the ‘momcation’ a solution to their problems or a symptom?"

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