Moms and Dads, let’s face it. Between the snow days and school holidays that have been keeping everyone at home, you might be in desperate need of some “kid-free” time. Spending even a couple of hours alone can help you recharge, and seeing you happy and relaxed will have a positive impact on the kids as well. The good news is that you don’t have to go far from home, or make big plans, to carve out some time for yourself.
Here’s a simple suggestion for this week’s Great Escape: Why not get lost in a good book or magazine at ? Sometimes the best escape is having an hour or two just to browse, thumbing through whatever reading material catches your eye. The magazine section has something for everyone. Some people love gourmet cooking magazines, while others want to catch up on the latest celebrity gossip. You could even start planning your next family vacation—or better yet, a private getaway with your significant other.
While you’re there, settle into a comfortable reading chair or warm up in the Starbucks Café with a cup of coffee, tea, or hot chocolate. Forget about the nasty weather outside or any unfinished laundry you might have waiting for you at home. This is your time to unwind and let your thoughts wander.