There’s so much hype about a men having their “Man Caves”, everyone forgets that the ones who reallllly need a place to get away are the moms! I am a firm believer that every mom should have their own Mom Cave to escape to. Here’s my idea of the perfect Mom Cave…
Decor: If you look at my “For The Home” Pinterest board and look at my actual home, you would think that I have split personalities. The expensive home decor has been wrapped up and put in storage to make room for Sofia The First Dolls, Dora’s Rock Star Microphone. The dreams of the gorgeous white on white living room my husband and I planned disappeared faster than I could say “ Holy shit, there’s a plus sign on this pregnancy test”. Which is exactly why every mom needs her own Mom Cave where sofas are not chosen by which material that best hides grape jelly stains, which tables have the most kid friendly corners or which vases are most likely to stand up to an indoor game of catch.
Time Out: In case you didn’t know, Mom Caves are meant to be like Vegas, no clocks allowed! Warning- Do not to enter your Mom Cave on days you are scheduled for carpool pick up or right after putting dinner in the oven.
Food: Sick of having to split to last cookie just to show your kid how important it is to share? Running out of hiding places for your PMS chocolate stash? Your Mom Cave is the perfect place to indulge without fear of your little guy/gal creeping up behind you looking at your with pleading eyes and asking “Can I have some??”
Beverages: Unlimited assortment of coffee and wine. Enough Said.
Staff: Obviously even Mom Cave comes equipped with on call staff: masseuse, maid, personal chef, bartender, hair stylist. You know, just the basic staff that every mom deserves.
Closet: Many women in the real world dream of closets filled with designer clothes, purses, sunglasses and shoes. Well, Mom Caves are a little different. Mom Cave closets come fully stocked with yoga pants as far as the eye can see, warm socks, cuddly robes and the most comfortable perfectly worn in t shirts you could ever imagine.
Entertainment: Sometimes you can’t stand one more second of Dora’s annoying voice telling you to “Come on Vamanos”. Other times the thought of reading Curious George may make you physically ill. That’s a perfect time to escape to your Mom Cave which will be fully stocked with trashy gossip magazines, the latest from Oprah’s book club and a DVR filled with the best Bravo, Lifetime and HBO have to offer.
Extras: Every modern day Mom Cave should have sound proof walls/doors/windows. Mom Cave time should never be interrupted by the inevitable dishes breaking/house wrecking/animal chasing madness that occurs when mom is away. If the kids destroy the house and no mom hears it happening, did it really happen??
Comment below and let me know what would go in your ideal Mom Cave!