A Mompreneur Vacation: Not for the Faint of Heart
Taking a vacation when you own your own business is tough. Taking a vacation when you own your own business and have both a toddler and infant is not for the faint of heart.
My husband, Blake, and I recently had the opportunity to travel to Lake Tahoe for a friend’s wedding. We were excited to
Blake and I work hard to maintain our relationship. We know the importance of taking time away from the kids on date nights so we can talk about things other than who’s changing the next dirty diaper. But it’s also healthy for a relationship and the family unit to spend the night away from the kids. The kids need time with other family members and we need to get a little sleep from time to time!
We were ready for a break. And the wedding was the perfect opportunity.
While we were excited to get away, our trip was only about 48 hours. We were trying to stay within a budget, and we didn’t want to leave the kids for too long.
Blake’s company paid for his flight, so even though we were on a budget, we were able to splurge a bit while we were gone. We stayed at The Ritz, where the wedding was
In Phoenix, summer temperatures often last well into September, we were also able to enjoy some cooler weather–which meant time outdoors! We spent time with friends we rarely
I admit that I checked in with Grandpa several times, and everything seemed to be going smoothly. Knowing that there weren’t any major issues helped put my mind at ease so I could enjoy my time that much more.
Coming back home wasn’t nearly as difficult as it was before we had kids. Blake and I both missed our girls, and they were happy to see us. And I think Blake’s dad and his girlfriend were ready to go back to their quiet, predictable lives. I’m not sure they expected all the chaos that comes from a toddler and an infant in the same house!
I loved my time away (and can’t wait to do it again), but coming home to extra snuggles was exactly what I needed.
How do you handle time away from your kids? Is it difficult, or are you usually ready for a break too?
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© Crystal Hollman, Crystal Clear Photography, 2017