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    With the afternoon/day/week I'm having I'm thinking a trip alone is a must!

    Seems like its its a great way to recharge

    it sounds dumb but I don't want to feel like I need to bow and scrape to my husband with thanks and appreciation if I do go away (and I know that sounds like we have a terrible relationship but we really don't, it's just I feel like I have to over the top appreciate crap like that whereas he doesn't give it a second thought I'll be here and looking after the children except every now and then when he half heartedly 'checks' I'm ok with him going somewhere). I think I just need to bite the bullet and plan something! X

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    Nope ! I took myself to NY in 2012 but made sure kids were with their dad for school holidays .. Mind you they were 16 and 14 .. I just don't believe in leaving kids home to go away yourself !

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    I just got back from Egypt a few weeks ago. I left kiddo at home and enjoyed my time away. Next alone trip will be in about 2 years time as travelling with kiddo next year.

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    Do it! And don't feel guilty or like you need to shower your DH with appreciation. When I first went away I told DH that when I came home I expected the house to be in the same condition he comes home to after time away. I was not going to go away to recharge and come home to a bomb site! It was so great, and DH loved the time with our kids, and the kids had a blast. It took me going away once to realise I had no reason to feel guilty. Do it!!

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    DH and I went to Thailand for a week when DS1 was 2.5. We left him with grandparents. It was absolutely fantastic really great for our marriage.

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    Do it and don't worry what anyone else thinks. You sound like you need it .

    Recently my DH had a work trip to the City but he was at a conference all day and then a dinner until midnight. I tagged along, spent the day wandering the City by myself, went out to dinner on my own, went back to the hotel and had a nice relaxing bath and then hopped into bed with a book. I was sound asleep when DH got back to the hotel. It was blissful. I loved it and informed DH that I couldnt wait to do it all again, but this time totally on my own.

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    We just came back (DH and I) from two and a half weeks in England - first time in 10yrs I've had more than one night away from the kids and I loved every moment of our holiday. The kids had a ball at home with their grandparents and I don't regret it at all.

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    I've been away for girls weekends about 5 times in the past 6 years I guess. Another one is booked for later in the year! DH and I had one night away for our anniversary when DS was 18 months old, and we went to Melbourne for a weekend sans kids 2 years ago.

    It's definitely a great way to switch off.

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    My folks take my DS away each school holidays for a week while I'm at work. I never ask they always offer. This coming July holidays they are going to Coffs Harbour for 7nights and Sydney for 2 nights. We went to Coffs and Mooloolaba for 2 weeks in March without DS, again they offered. Total shock and extremely thankful. He also stays there every Thursday night and will keep doing that once no 2 comes along in a few weeks time as they don't want him to not have his normal routine.

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    Default Has anyone been on 'holiday' alone since having children?

    DF and I went away for a night when DD was about 6 months old. We are currently completely broke so no holidays planned in the immediate future but we are getting married next year and plan to have a child free honeymoon.

    Before having DD we had lots of holidays without DSS1 & 2 (and heaps with them.

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