Moms are relied upon for everything. From changing diapers to remembering doctor’s appointments, mothers are the glue that holds the family together. So what happens when mom wants a bit of “me time”? Laila Ali, Holly Robinson-Peete and Shanice Wilson-Alexander addressed this topic in a recent Mommy Noire session. Check out what the celeb moms do to get away!


Shanice: “It’s really hard. But when I need a little time off I just do things like go to the mall by myself, have some lunch, go to the gym…stuff like that. But when I take too much time, I feel bad. I feel guilty. When I leave town to sing, my kids, they cry.”

Holly: “I sneak out…As long as I don’t have my shoes on, my heels on, the kids don’t suspect anything…It could be anywhere. It could be a spa. It could be a Starbucks. It could be a little bistro where I’m by myself. I just need some me time. And sometimes they think I’m sneaking out but I go back upstairs and hide in my bathroom…I just need to be in the room, to have some ‘me time.'”

Laila: “As a mom, I use to feel really guilty with my two children, taking time for myself because I grew up with nannies, and I’ve always wanted to be very hands-on with my children…But I’ve learned [that] I can’t be my best self unless I get rest [and] unless I recharge.”

So what’s your take? To all the moms: Do you take time out for yourselves? What do you do to recharge and refocus? Share your remedies below!



Sarie is a writer and editor for BCK's Los Angeles division. She also shares stories on Medium that are meant to encourage thought and discussion. You can catch her outside enjoying nature and classical literature. Pop culture is pretty fun, too!

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