Time for MOM: A Time to Refresh Alongside the Road

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As you read this, FishBaby and I are wrapping up our time at the WholeHearted Mother conference in Irvine. My friend Jessika invited me to come for an extended time to rest and refresh, away from the business of everyday life. This is the first time I’ve ever been away from my husband and kids in about ten years. So, it’s an odd thing.

FishPapa has gladly gone solo with five of the kids for the weekend so that I can take this pitstop. I am beyond blessed to have a husband who encourages me to take regular time just for me. He knows that it benefits our whole family in the long run.

It just so happens that this conference is specifically geared toward encouraging moms. But, there are plenty of other opportunities to take a short break in your journey in the life of MOM. Perhaps it’s a women’s church retreat, a blogging conference, or just a weekend away with your girlfriends.

Taking a break can be a good time to rest, refresh, and reenergize for the road ahead. I am looking forward to getting back into my MOM life with my whole heart.

Have you ever “retreated?” What was your experience and how did you see the benefits in the following weeks?

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  1. How nice!! I read the link to the conference you’re at and it sounds great! I wish we had something like that around here. What a great husband he is to hold down the fort while you’re gone. I don’t know if my husband could handle just our two on his own! Can’t wait to hear about it!

  2. good for you! my ‘retreats’ are running errands alone some nights or doing the treadmill at home with my rhapsody in my ears! i love irvine. aron’s company has an office out there and we lived there 3 weeks back in 2002 at the residence inn when i only had one measly kid! loved the beautiful (but too costly) mall!!! and close to laguna!

  3. Our church does a “women’s retreat” every fall for two days. It is wonderful. I haven’t gone for the last two years, due to morning sickness and new baby. But I plan on going this year! We (the ladies of the church) also try to go down to Santa Clarita in the summer to the Women Discipling Women conference at Grace Community Church. I only went once (again because of pregnancy and baby) but hope to go again. Both of these are so encouraging and refreshing. You feel better equipped to jump back into the game! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!!

  4. Hi,Just wanted you to know I still come to visit here, but don’t always comment. Liked the trip down memory lane. You looked so cute with hubby in France. Hope you had a great trip.

  5. I am in a local mothers club in the town we live in and members are broken down into individual playgroups.Well our playgroup has a Moms night out every month.And we have even had a couple moms weekends away.they were so fun. it is really nice to look forward to a break.but such a weird feelig.while im gone i miss my family,but at the same time im glad to be away.for february’s moms night we went to the movies then went and got mani/pedi’s then went out to dinner!