How to Have a Great Mom's Night Out (Don't let LBL ruin your night!)
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 Fellow moms, when was the last time you had a great mom's night out with your friends?  I'll wait for you to jog your memory that far.

I go out with my friends once a year (or sometimes longer than that!).  I used to have lunch with friends to catch up, but now that we homeschool, my mom lunches are no longer.

Even when I am with my friends, we spend our time talking about our kids.  I love my kids, but I am literally with them 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  Mom needs a break once in a while!


1.  Plan it.

We are a busy family, and my friends are too.  If I'm going to get a mom's night out, I have to plan it in advance or my free time will fill up quickly.  Once you set a date, write it in your planner in pen.

2.  Do something fun.

Sure, dinner out is fun, but I'm betting you'll spend your time talking about your kids, your husbands, and your jobs.  While those are definitely worthwhile topics, try planning something to do for your night out.  Paint parties and craft nights are insanely popular in my area.  You could also see a movie, go to a museum, or even go shopping.

Tip: Go to dinner first.  You can get your kid-hubby-work talk out of the way, and you get to get out of the house earlier for a longer night out.

3.  Get ready to go out.  

I may or may not live in yoga pants and leggings since I work from home.  I do enjoy makeup, but I don't usually bother unless I'm going out.  Even though you're not going on a date, dress up a little.  Dig way back in the back of your closet to find your cute clothes, best jeans, and a cute pair of boots to wear.

A mom's night out is a great excuse to dust off your makeup and create a fun look.  Don't be afraid to go all out.   Draw some wings; use two shades of highlighter.  

4.  Prepare to laugh.

Every time I get with my friends, there's a lot of laughter.  Sometimes laughter isn't the best medicine for moms.  Yeah, I'm talking about light bladder leakage (LBL).  If you suffer from LBL, you're in good company.  One in three women experience some leakage, so chances are you won't be the only one at mom's night out.  Sometimes a sneeze or a cough can bring on LBL, but now you've got one less thing to worry about for your night out.

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5.  Plan for the next day.

I'm a creature of habit, and I usually go to bed at the same time each night.  If I stay up .late, I'm tired and grumpy the next day.  If you'll be out late, make sure you don't have meetings or a deadline to meet the next day.  If your kids are little, plan ahead so breakfast is easy so you can sleep in a little bit longer.

What do you and your friends like to do for mom's night out?

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Cari Dunn
Cari Dunn

Cari lives on a small farm with her husband, three kids, two dogs, two cats, and a goat. She loves coffee, Gilmore Girls, her chihuahua, and her kids, but not in that order.