I am Active Urban Mom and I am giving “ME” time a make over!

Attention ALL Moms:

So, I know we all love our kids and enjoy, or maybe even live to, take care of them.  I know I do.  Whether it be taking our babies to yet another Music Together class, play dates, playgrounds, helping with homework if you have older kids, making meals, diapering, bathing, cuddling or at times, yelling (just being honest).  We should all feel very proud for all we do as Moms and we know that, easy to forget at times, but we do know it.  But we should also take time for ourselves and be proud of that too.

We have heard it all before, how important it is for moms take “ME” time.  Now that I am a mom, any “ME” time I have is taken up by running errands easier done w/o baby in tow, working out, trying to get my company of the ground or better yet; going to those doctor’ appointments I have been pushing off.  All necessary, but where is the fun…where’s the “ME”??

That said, here is my proposal and my commitment:  Go on at least 1 “momME-adventure” per month (in NYC or anywhere for that matter).  Go on more if possible, but let’s be realistic; we still need to get to the dentist at some piont.

When planning your “momME-adventures” be creative, do things that you maybe would have done pre-kids that you tell yourself you just should not do now that you are a mom.  Who says???  Or simply do something that is a little out of  your comfort zone.  Let’s get that feeling of freedom back without feeling the least bit guilty about it.  Let’s learn something new, that you do not learn from reading, “Your Child’s First Year”!  Let’s get a little crazy (w/o getting arrested)….I know it is in all of us!!

My first official “momME-adventure” is set for Wednesday, May 20th when I will be getting high!  No it is not what you think.  Two girlfriends and I are taking a trapeze flying lesson at the New York Trapeze School!!  I have wanted to try this for so long and am finally taking an evening to do it (followed by a couple cocktails I am sure).

I will have pictures to share and offer a full report after this “momMe-adventure” and plan to do the same for all others I go on.  I hope all of you will follow my experiences via CafeMom, give me your thoughts and questions.

Better yet, send me your ideas for potential “momME-adventures” and I will do my best to try as many as I can.  Are you on board?

Good luck (wish me luck), have fun and book your first ‘”momME-adventure” soon!

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9 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. activeurbanmom
    May 19, 2009 @ 18:56:57

    One day to go before my first “momME-adventure” and I am visualizing the triple back flip I will pull off with no problem…… or not. Any tips?

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  2. Suzanne B (Crunchy green Mom)
    May 19, 2009 @ 19:53:02

    FanTASTIC idea!

    I think you should have a monthly theme. When you said you were going to a trapeze school, I was thinking about this indoor skydiving thing they have here in Denver.

    I would LOVE to do it at the end of this month!

    Great idea.. perhaps I’ll take my best friend.

    I am going to be a follower so I can see what you’ve done!

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  3. activeurbanmom
    May 19, 2009 @ 20:15:17

    That has always looked like so much fun to me. Just book it and be sure to let me know how much fun you had!! Thanks for your interest!

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  4. Laura Wilson
    May 20, 2009 @ 07:04:02

    Love it! sounds fantastic and wish i could join you!

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  5. activeurbanmom
    May 20, 2009 @ 13:02:52

    Hi Laura! You can join me (or at least my movement) by starting to go on your own ‘momME-adventures” in Geneva! You could be my European connection……

    Reply

  6. MichelleGj
    May 20, 2009 @ 15:27:02

    I LOVE that idea! I’m with you! I will be following you!

    Reply

  7. lucy
    May 22, 2009 @ 03:25:36

    Love the pics, dont know if I could do that. Look forward to seeing more.

    Lucy
    postpartumillness.com

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  8. Claud
    May 22, 2009 @ 15:55:02

    Ummm…not a mom…but this is fantastic! Maybe I can start some ME adventures in my classroom? HA! You are too cool Aim! Love the trapeze pics…you are great!
    Love ya!!!

    Reply

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