Your partner has left for a full day of work and your child is off to school. Or perhaps your partner is enjoying some one-on-one time with your kid and you're enjoying the sweet sound of silence. Either way you've realized that right now, in this moment, you have the house all to yourself. It’s a rare treat, especially for mothers, so it can be difficult to figure out what to do with all that free time. Turns out, there are things all moms do when they’re finally home alone... and you won't hear us apologizing for them anytime soon.
I know I’m fairly lucky to be able to work from home. Not only am I around my child a substantial amount of time, but I get to enjoy solo time a bit more regularly than most moms. That said, that solo time is mainly spent working. If I’m not researching for or writing articles, I’m doing last night’s (OK, maybe last week’s) dishes and catching up on endless piles of laundry. So I think it's safe to say that even a mom's "free time" is spent doing work of some sort.
There are those moments on the weekend, though, when my partner decides to take our son out for the day. Those are the moments when I finally get to let my hair down and do the things that I want to do. And if you’re a mama, you probably know exactly what those things are: