5 Tips to Creating Your Own Mom Cave

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We have all heard of Man Caves. You know – those spots where men can put their sports memorabilia, strange collected objects that don’t match the Pottery Barn furniture in the rest of the house and just be comfortable and left alone with their thoughts/sports/insert whatever noun here.

Finally we are hearing more talk about Mom Caves – places where moms can go to relax, rejuvenate and recharge mommy batteries. These spots can be as big or as small as our house (or yard!) allows.

5 tips to start your Mom Cave:

  1. Spotted – Pick your spot. Make sure it’s somewhere that gives you some privacy and makes you feel relaxed. It can be near a window, by a favorite painting or photo, etc. If your house is too small to make that your permanent spot, you can buy a  screen that you can  put up when you are in your Mom Cave so you can have more privacy.
  2. Scented – Be sure to have your Mom Cave evoke relaxation through your favorite scent. Have a candle, scented sticks, fresh flowers; whatever delights your senses.
  3. Secure – Make sure your family knows that this is your special spot and when you are there, it is sacred Mommy time and the other adult in the house is in charge.
  4. Stylish – Let your Mom Cave speak of your personality. Surround yourself with things you love. Your Mom Cave should bring on smiles that soothe you.
  5. Sensible –  Be comfortable. If you aren’t comfortable, it will be hard to relax. Be sure to have a piece of furniture or pillow that is comfortable and soothes your tired muscles.

Most of all have fun building your Mom Cave. You give so much of yourself to others everyday, that you deserve a little oasis just for you. Our friends at Mom Logic are hosting a $250 giveaway to get your Mom Cave started! All you have to do is send in your contact info. It’s that easy!

What Mom Cave Tips do you have?

7 Responses to “5 Tips to Creating Your Own Mom Cave”

  1. Denisse - Ahorros para Mamá November 10, 2010 at 11:10 am #

    These are great tips! We need to relax a little in order to become better mommies 🙂 my Latina touches would include a little music and a small space for dancing!

  2. Michelle November 10, 2010 at 1:39 pm #

    We love it Denisse! Dancing to de-stress. Thanks for your input!

  3. Megan November 14, 2010 at 4:44 pm #

    I love this concept! Our husbands have their man-caves, so we certainly need our mom caves!! Thank you for this post!

  4. Lori Thomas November 15, 2010 at 1:56 am #

    Great idea!!!… Think I`m going to start making my own Mom cave. Thnx for the post

  5. MichelleH November 15, 2010 at 9:03 am #

    You are welcome Lori. Feel free to send us pictures or tips as you build yours!

  6. Christine November 17, 2010 at 2:59 pm #

    Love the idea of a mom cave! I am working on our office to make it mom friendly also, creating a sewing space for myself!

  7. MichelleH November 18, 2010 at 8:52 am #

    What a great idea!!! We would love to see photos when you are done!