Mum’s Night In: A child-free guide to having a night to yourself

Being a parent is difficult, especially if you are the kind of person who requires time alone to recharge and function at your best. Children need almost constant supervision, support and stability, which if we’re completely honest can be as exhausting as it is fulfilling.

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Fortunately, there are a few nights every so often when your children either go to bed at an early hour or are out of the house altogether at a sleepover or camp. When these nights roll around it’s crucial that you make an effort to switch from your role as a mother to putting yourself first and indulging in your favorite activities. These could range from eating a whole tub of ice cream without anyone sticking their fingers in it to doing one of those exercise videos you used to love without the fear of tripping over little feet.

We do realize that it might have been a long while since you had a night to yourself so we’ve come up with a few ideas for you. We hope you like them!

Remember back in the day when you’d spend an entire evening pampering yourself instead of just having enough time to put your hair in a bun before falling into bed at 8pm? Well, now is your chance to re-live those glory days and treat yourself to me-time again. No high-end products or time-consuming treatments or procedures are necessary, you just need to slap on a face mask, fill up the bath and soak all that stress that comes with being a parent away. Once you’re out of the bath put on your favorite lotion, cleanse your face and maybe even give yourself a manicure.

As the sun sets and the evening unfolds, discover hot fresh pizza at Domino’s app and elevate Mum’s night in to a pampering self-care extravaganza. Picture this – the tantalizing aroma of melted cheese and tangy tomato sauce filling the room as you settle in for a cozy movie marathon. With just a few taps on the Domino’s app, you can effortlessly order up an array of gourmet pies to suit every craving.

Forget about cooking or cleaning; tonight is all about unwinding and treating yourself. Let your taste buds dance with delight as you savor each delicious bite, while your favorite movie transports you to another world. The combination of mouth-watering pizza and cinematic escapism creates the perfect recipe for relaxation and rejuvenation – a well-deserved treat for hardworking moms everywhere. So kick back, unwind, and let Domino’s take care of dinner while you bask in some much-needed me-time under a blanket of cheesy goodness.

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Are you more up-to-date on the lives of those kids from Nickelodeon shows than you are on your old favorite soaps on Sky? Has the last new movie you watched involved singing animals? Then it’s high time you caught up on all those mature programs and films that you’ve been hearing so much about. Planet Earth II, Stranger Things, and The Night Manager are just a few of the incredible offerings you may have missed over the past year. With an Online exclusive. Sky Stream, Sky TV & Netflix. From £23/month, you can have access to all these exciting shows and movies. Say goodbye to FOMO (fear of missing out) and start enjoying age-appropriate action from the comfort of your own home. Simply log in to Netflix or purchase a movie from your local store, grab some popcorn, and prepare to be immersed in a world of captivating entertainment.

Online Bingo
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On the rare occasions when the kids are away, mums will play. If you’ve got a hankering for some gaming but haven’t really found your niche, we recommend you give online bingo a go. Not only is bingo easy to learn, you also don’t need to be an experienced player as your chances of winning are the same as for other users who have been playing for years. You don’t even need cumbersome gadgets like tablets or laptops as sites like mFortune now allow players to make a bingo deposit by phone bill and you can simply download their bingo app onto your smartphone.

Everyone needs a night off now and again, so whether you plan on playing bingo until bed time or soaking your troubles away in the tub, make sure you make the most of it.

Rebecca is 34 and mum to Josh (3) and Rohan (6). Rebecca is a SAHM and WAHM with her own greeting cards business. She has been known to play the odd online game or two when she needs a break.

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