A couple of years ago, I started an annual tradition of 5 days away in Palm Springs WITHOUT my children. I know how some parents feel about this: How could you possibly be away from your kids for that long? I also know how other parents feel about this: Can you take me with you? 😛
Whatever side you’re on is absolutely fine by me. Personally, I NEED that time away from my responsibilities at home, work and, yes, even my sweet girls. I am very lucky that my parents have a home down in the desert that allows me this time away. It doesn’t mean I love my kids any less than the average mama bear. It’s just who I am and what I need to be a better parent! It’s how I recharge.
While I am away, I miss my girls tremendously. I have come to realise that it is a privilege to miss my children… because when they jump into my arms after a few days of not seeing them, I’m refreshed and ready for another 360 days of the parenting journey with a renewed appreciation for my little ones. Having said that, there are a couple of things I need when I am away from the girls:
1) a good book (because it’s the only 5 days out of the year that I actually get to read), and
2) easy access to my kids even from afar.
THANK GOODNESS for the US Easy Roam package that I add to my TELUS bill when I go away. For $7 per day, I get to use my phone in the US as if I was using it at home, in Vancouver.
Once added, US Easy Roam allows customers to access the minutes, text messages and data included as part of their rate plan while roaming in the US.
It’s actually quite an amazing feature because you literally don’t have to worry about any random data charges showing up on your bill at the end of the month. You can even choose to receive notifications of the percentage of your monthly data you have used up so as not to take the risk of going over! I love that I can FaceTime and call the kids, making it feel like I am away and hitting reset, but still hearing about their days as if I was home with them.
Learn all about the TELUS Easy Roam add-on HERE!
You hear it being talked about all the time- the importance of ME time and how vital it is that we are taking good care of ourselves. Mentally, physically, spiritually. I’ve teamed up with TELUS to bring you a prize pack that encourages ultimate self-care.
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