Bells are ringing, everyone is singing, and chaos is in the air! The holidays are upon us again, and they can sometimes come and go without you being able to spend quality time with the ones dearest to you. Mothers and daughters can be so busy planning family affairs and buying gifts that there is no time to really cherish the moments.
Well, here’s an idea. Take some time out. Plan a wonderful mother/daughter retreat and turn the chaos into memories that will last forever. Here are four ideas for mother/daughter retreats sure to strengthen the bond of friendship and kinship between you.
Skiing! What better way to celebrate winter than with a mother/daughter ski trip during the winter break. Take advantage of early reservations to fly to a friendly resort town for a fantastic weekend. Ski the slopes all day, and relax in a cozy lodge at night, complete with hot cocoa or a bottle of wine, share memories long into the night, and wake up late just to do it all over again!
Reclusive Paradise! If ski slopes aren’t your cup of tea, consider renting a mountain chalet for a 2-night stay. There are many areas outside national parks that offer beautiful, private chalets with breathtaking views. Amenities typically include outdoor hot tubs, pool tables, luxurious sunk-in bathroom tubs, and luxurious, wonderful fireplaces. Make a rule to bring a collection of mother/daughter photos, assemble a photo album and share the memories.
Beach Weekend! Take advantage of great last-minute deals on airfare and lodging to Miami and Orlando. Stroll the beaches knowing your to-do lists are far from your mind. Share intimate time with your mother or daughter on the sands of a beautiful beach, and take your mind off the holiday stress at home. Make it your gift to each other!
Shopping with a twist! If you can’t get away for a weekend, go shopping! But instead of mad-dash, last-minute, list-carrying madness, make a rule before you go that the shopping spree is strictly for mother and daughter. Indulge in a new outfit – on sale, of course! Take one day of the winter break to relax and enjoy the day. Have lunch at a fantastic restaurant. Treat yourself to a manicure and watch the furious shopper stampede outside, then relish in the fact that today, of all days, you are instead relaxing.
Don’t let another holiday season go by in a rush. Take some time out for a mother/daughter retreat and create lifetime memories!