Many working mothers may find that an interesting, stimulating business trip that shakes up their old routines and lets them learn and do new things can be more invigorating than even a family trip. For example, at a disruption- and innovation-related conference in Montreal, working mum and Inside Small businesses columnist Theresa Miller got to do fun, stimulating activities like a challenge in which she and a team of strangers had to design, brand and then bake an original line of cookies in an hour in a fun but informative exercise in teamwork and creativity. Other activities included a virtual reality simulation, as well as a bike tour that demonstrated the need to remain grounded in real world concerns.
- Though family holidays are important and special, they can feel like a reworking of more of the same, with just a twist or two added.
- To not feel overwhelmed with home duties, or toe a schedule, revolving around kids, such an opportunity, even short-lived, can be rebirth for a tired parent.
- If your on a budget look for free events at libraries, universities, art galleries and book fairs.
“It’s a working mother’s guilty secret that after a few days away at a business conference we come home feeling more refreshed than after a family holiday.”