Kid's-Free Vacation

You need a Kid’s-Free Vacation

For my last birthday my dear friend and fellow mama, Kelly, flew down from Oregon so we could both enjoy a desperately needed kids-free vacation. We drove to the mountains for a mini getaway.

We drank whiskey in the hottub, saw the late showing of a movie and made the best waffles I’ve ever eaten. It was wonderful.

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It took me well over a year to leave Lewie overnight, but I wish I had prioritized a kid’s-free vacation sooner, even if it was just one solo night away. Being away gives you the opportunity to do the things you once took for granted, like enjoying a dinner out without a squirming toddler, staying up late reading, drinking HOT coffee while it’s still hot, you know, the little things.

We also decided to take a few photos while were there. I recently realized that my entire camera roll is essentially pictures of my child. Recent pictures of me are basically non-existent, but I want to have photos for my children to took at one day. Don’t you love looking at old photos of your parents when they were young? As a child it was one of my favorite things to do.

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And mostly, being away makes you realize that all those little things you missed when you were child-free are truly just that — little things — and can’t compare with the joy of raising a tiny soul. BUT, sometimes it takes a night, or a few nights, away to remember this. How about you, do you take kids-free vacations?

P.S. Our cabin was in Idyllwild, a sweet little mountain town a couple hours east of Los Angeles. I highly recommend it for a quick city escape!

P.S.S. If you are planning on taking a vacation and need a new swimsuit, check out this Guide for Conscious Swimwear.




  1. mammaspeaks

    Lovely! Glad you have a great time! I agree, as much as we love our kids, we do need some kids-free time too! To enjoy our own company, to laugh with others and to go back the memory lane!

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