Episode 022 Smart Advice on Reasons Why Parents Need Solo Getaways

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When you think about getting away on a vacation without the kids do you feel guilty or stressed about finding childcare? Today Bonnie Wiscombe joins Lisa and they talk about the challenges they’ve faced when traveling without kids in addition to all of the reasons why they believe that it is absolutely worth the sacrifice.

The kids get to bond with other family members, become more independent, you grow closer with your spouse and in the end, you all appreciate each other more.

Listen in to hear about ways to make parents leaving easier on the kids, relationship benefits and so much more!

When leaving on a trip without the kids, I remind myself that this is going to make me a better parent.
— Bonnie Wiscombe

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We talked about so many great things about parents getting away without the kids. Be sure to listen in to hear all of the details. Here are a few highlights:

  • We can reconnect with our identity and remember that our relationship with our spouse is so important when we travel without our children.

  • A staycation is a perfect way to get away and feel refreshed without needing to spend a lot of time or money.

Some of the obstacles we face when leaving children home while we travel:

  • Childcare

  • Guilt

Way to ease kids into the idea of mom and dad leaving on a trip:

  • Start small with a short weekend getaway.

  • Talk about the trip so they know you are leaving.

  • Promise to bring a small gift home.

  • Don’t make a big deal about it.

  • Tell them all of the fun things they will do while you are gone.

Important lessons kids learn when they don’t come along with parents on vacation:

  • Absence makes the heart grow fonder

  • Kids get to bond with caregivers - special if this is a grandparent, aunt or uncle!

  • Kids learn to be independent.

  • Kids become closer with each other as they help each other.

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