would you or have you ever gone away for the weekend without your spouse or kids?
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Posted: 1/10/2013 10:29:11 PM
Absolutely! I do a scrapbook retreat with friends every year. I also did a girls weekend to run a 5k and play in Boston for a weekend. Longer than that is difficult because of the kids and dh's work, but the mental health benefits are worth the price and the guilt!! Go for it!!!

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Posted: 1/10/2013 10:32:06 PM
I haven't gone, but it's not really my thing. If you like the sound of it, then I say go for it!


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Posted: 1/10/2013 10:33:32 PM
Yes and it was worth every penny.

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Posted: 1/10/2013 10:47:09 PM
Yup!! Doing it in two weekends and I can not wait, I repeat, can not wait !! Friday 10 am to Sunday at 4pm !!!!

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Posted: 1/10/2013 11:27:43 PM
Absolutely!! Happy mom/wife, happy family. Everyone needs time for themselves now and then. A weekend is totally fine.


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Posted: 1/11/2013 12:38:14 AM
YES!! In the past there is a winter crop I had attended annually with the exception of last year. I go and relax, visit,& enjoy the peaceful camp atmosphere. The cell reception is horrid so no interruptions!!

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Posted: 1/11/2013 1:04:17 AM
I have probably gone away at least one weekend a year alone...left my dh home with a toddler and breast feeding twin infants one great 24 hr period. when my kids were 7 and 9, they were left at grandparents for a month...I went to europe alone..it was great.


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Posted: 1/11/2013 1:21:50 AM
Yes. My best friends from college and try to get together twice a year, and we always make sure to do it somewhere fabulous. Likewise for my husband.

We each spend a few weekends away from home annually, and I think it makes us happier people.


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Posted: 1/11/2013 2:50:25 AM
I haven't read the replies but of course you should go, providing DH is willing to tend to the kids for a weekend and you can afford the $300.

Mum needs time away to relax and enjoy her life and it will do you all good. A happy mum is a great mum, I say go for it


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Posted: 1/11/2013 3:10:28 AM
Absolutely. If you can afford it and you have reliable care for the children, I say do it.

My kids are teens now and I never leave them now but I did go away to scrapbook with friends a couple of times a year when they were younger. It seems like it should be the other way around but my teens need more supervision now than they did when they were little.



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Posted: 1/11/2013 6:49:27 AM
At least twice a year and now that the kids are getting older it happens more frequently. Sometimes we go to scrap retreats but we have also done 4 day weekend getaways to Toronto, Niagara and Quebec City.

DH goes on Boys weekends, usually golfing, almost as often.


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Posted: 1/11/2013 7:22:06 AM
Until two year ago I went on a scrapbook retreat once a year. Last year I could not get enough people to
Commit (and money was an issue). I am desperate to go again. With DS not sleeping through the night it would be great to have two nights of good sleep. I love having time with friends and being creative. Our retreats are only about $100 so $295 seems high to me. But, if that is typical in your area and you can afford it I say go!

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Posted: 1/11/2013 7:31:34 AM
I would if I felt I needed it. I probably wouldn't because I know it's not something I would enjoy. I've been on weekend trips with friends without my husband and I am not comfortable.

But I wouldn't feel weird doing it if I was stressed.

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Posted: 1/11/2013 8:03:09 AM
Yes. I do a girls weekend with my friends at least one time a year and I love it. This usually involves me flying out to Chicago or Michigan, since all my friends live out that way. For four days my boys can survive without me

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Posted: 1/12/2013 3:33:56 PM
I go away by myself a few times a year. Most of my local friends don't scrapbook or wouldn't be interested in going on a retreat, so I go by myself. I've gone to retreats, or a lot of times, i just grab a local hotel room and go scrap, rest, swim in the pool, go shopping or whatever. Yes, it does cost money, but dh spends money going to take part on marathons or triathlons, so I don't stress over the $$$ as long as we can afford it.

A little time away is good for the soul.

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Posted: 1/12/2013 4:52:43 PM
When my kids were growing up, I'd go away, either with my girlfriends or by myself twice a year. It saved my sanity, and DH and the kids had a great time while I was gone. Win-win.
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