Social Media


Leave The Mama Guilt at the Door and Enjoy a Solo Holiday

woman travel
TravelPost Category - TravelTravel - Post Category - Inspiration & TipsInspiration & Tips
Family LifePost Category - Family LifeFamily Life

Tackling That Mama Guilt

After a hectic school year (so far at least) and lots of visitors, I decided that it would be great to treat myself to a little holiday, just a few days away with a friend at a health resort in Thailand. No biggie, right?

I was super excited. Packed my bag a week early and checked the resort website about a million times to tease myself about all the excellent activities and sightseeing opportunities coming my way.

Read more: Would You Sell Everything and Travel the Globe?

But then, the night before the much-anticipated departure, my heart started pounding at the thought of leaving my precious monkeys motherless for 4 whole days! That night I dreamt that the walls of our home were crumbling around me and that the furniture was melting to nothing. Needless to say, I was ever so slightly anxious and feeling terribly guilty.

Read moreThe Importance Of Positive Attachment For Kids

travel mums

I overcompensated for my guilt by being super organised. Having laid out my girl’s school uniforms for each day, written a comprehensive list for the hubby and prepared lunch boxes, I felt a little less guilty about going. But it did make me wonder. Why do us mamas feel like we are being selfish by taking a short break?

Joanne Evans is head of Marketing for NUK, a UK based baby care Company, which commissioned research into mother’s guilt.

“It seems mums are suffering a huge amount of guilt when it comes to their kids, within days of their child being born, because of the myth surrounding how we should care for our babies. Even wanting a bit of time to themselves sees many berating themselves for not being the perfect mum.”

Joanne believes that the pressure that mothers put on themselves to be perfect and to do everything is detrimental to themselves and to the whole family.

Read moreMindful Parenting: What Is It & How Do We Do It?

travel partners

It’s important for mums to relax and worry less about whether they are doing what is perceived as the right thing, so they can enjoy their youngster’s childhood – guilt free. The most important aspect to child care is that the child is raised in a loving and caring environment and that mums recognise that if this is the case then they don’t need to feel guilty.”

Personally, I know that I came back from my mini break feeling relaxed and rejuvenated, ready to face the world as a Sassy Mama.

Did the kids come out the other side? Well, of course they did.

The precious monkeys bonded even more with their dad and he thoroughly enjoyed doing the little things that are usually mamas turf, like bath time and bedtime book reading. Sure, they may have had a little more sugar than usual, but hey, even the sassiest of mamas need a break every now and then.

Read more: 5 Reasons You Need to Retreat Now

Featured image via Pinterest, image #1 via Pinterest, image #2 via Pinterest

more sassy mama

What's New

We're social
Sri Lanka is a favoured destination for so many mamas and families in Dubai. We are devastated by the attacks on this beautiful island and its people- our thoughts and prayers are with them all 💙 #prayforsrilanka via @sassymamasg by @apsi_doodles
Teamwork, confidence, safety, FUN! We love, love love - so many reasons to sign your kids up - read more in the link in bio, mamas! ❤️ 🌊
Motherhood can sometimes feel a bit like this, right?! Chaotic, messy, crazy - exhausting!! But ok, fun too 😉. Disney Channel’s latest original animation series 101 Dalmatian Street explores all the warm and messy complications of domestic life, multiplied by one hundred and one! Catch the new series weekdays at 4pm KSA time, from 1st April – only on Disney Channel, exclusively available on @osn #osn #101DalmatianStreet 
HAPPY UAE MOTHERS DAY, mamas - you got this!!! ❤️🐾🐾
Praying for the people of New Zealand and for tolerance, diversity and love to prevail ❤️ repost @courtneymoorfield #weareone
It’s nearly the weekend!! How about a stroll around downtown Dubai to end the week,mamas? So much gorgeous weather to take advantage of 🦋via @kirsty_and_neve_travels #sassymamadubai
**WIN** 💦 🦞 We’re planning to make waves this summer in super cool Joseph & Alexander swim shorts, the swimwear brand which offers a gorgeous range of patterned shorts made from recycled plastic found floating in the ocean - we love!!! And there's a very cute mini and me collection too (that's Father's Day sorted this year). Want to win a pair? Simply like this post and tag someone you know who loves the ocean and wants to cut back on the use of plastic - too easy! One entry for each person you tag. A winner will be announced via instagram on March 18th, Global Recycling Day. GOOD LUCK! 💦 🦞 
This competition is open to UAE residents and is not sponsored or endorsed by Instagram.
Happy International Women’s Day, mamas! #herestostrongwomen #girlpower

We're social

What we're up to and what inspires us