Moms, you deserve a break. Hell, I deserve a break, too. We all do. As moms, we work damn hard every day of our lives, making sure our kids are happy, healthy, and safe, while simultaneously caring for a household and doing our own things. Some of us work hard keeping our homes tidy. Others of us spend hours working outside the home only to come home and spend hours with our children. We're all busting our asses, and that's why being a selfish mom is actually great for us, as well as for our families.
Now, when I say, “selfish mom,” I don’t mean so selfish that you never actually lift a finger at home or neglect your kid. I don’t mean that you're so self-absorbed you rarely speak to your own children. What I mean is that you aren’t 100 percent fully dedicated to motherhood, alone, every hour of every single day. Motherhood is the toughest job ever, and we are all deserving of a break now and again and whenever we know we absolutely need one.
Still, and unfortunately, for those of us who are just fine with going out for a night (or even taking a weekend vacation with friends), indulge in the occasional yoga class, or join a flag football team, or whatever else we do for us and us alone, we are often called “selfish." Society is nice like that, I guess. The funny thing is, of course, that being "selfish" is just us being true to ourselves and our families. It’s us decompressing and all of that is perfectly OK and normal and necessary. Basically, it’s awesome to be a selfish mom, and here are just a few of the reasons why: