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To avoid burnout, psychologists suggest moms take 'momcations'

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By Gary Dinges gdinges@gatehousemedia.com
Posted: Aug. 21, 2019 3:53 pm

Sometimes moms just want a little time alone — and psychologists say there's absolutely nothing wrong with that.

In fact, they suggests moms look into taking quick solo trips, called "momcations," to relax and unwind.

Between home and the office, San Francisco TV station KTVU reports the average mom works 98 hours each week. That's roughly the equivalent of 2.5 full-time jobs.

Self-care, such as a two-day "momcation," is crucial for moms, experts say, preventing burnout and helping to improve family relationships. The destination isn't important. It's the alone time that really matters. 

When mom's away, it's an opportunity for others in the household to realize just how much she does to help keep things running smoothly.

The end of summer can be an ideal time for moms to escape, with kids out of the house and back in school.

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