Alone time is a coveted, precious commodity; An introvert’s dream, and even an overworked extroverted mama’s necessity. Any time I get to be alone, I hope I am using it to the best of it’s potential. Usually, a long nap is in order, or resting alone at the house. However, my favorite alone time is getting to gallivant around our city & enjoy places that are just too challenging to tow my kids to.
Every mama is different on what they prefer to do for their alone time, but if you want a day on the town enjoying what Waco has to offer, I’m going to take you into a perfect day of alone time for this mama.
Reflection, processing, & journaling time- I start my alone time by tuning in to what’s really going on in my heart, journal my thoughts, and read my Bible. I love to do this over a special coffee and in a charming coffee shop. These are my favorite spots for this time:
- Pinewood Roasters
- Fabled Bookshop & Café
- Common Grounds Woodway
Get pampered- Even if it’s something small like getting my eyebrows waxed, I love to do something that makes me feel pampered & taken care of. Manicures, facial, massage, something is better than nothing. My go-to place is Pura Vida salon, where walk-ins are welcome & day-of massages are discounted!
Lunch with a friend- Okay, so maybe this isn’t alone time, so feel free to eat alone if that’s more your jam. However, if another mama is free as well, getting to eat without a toddler interrupting is a luxury. Some favorite local lunch spots are:
- Franklin Ave. Mac House
- Revival Eastside Eatery
- Lula Jane’s
Go somewhere local- I like to scope out local shops, sometimes to shop or to keep up with all the exciting new businesses here in Waco! Some of my favorites recently are:
- Adorn Boutique
- Spice Village
- January Letterpress
Work on my non-mom dreams- Call me weird, but I love to work when I have kid-free time. Maybe that isn’t your jam & that’s okay, but I will usually use some time to dream and work on fun projects for my small business. I like to do this at the coffee shops listed above, but I also like to drop in at places like:
- Hustle Co-Working
- Baylor campus
Would your day of alone time be similar to mine? What do you like to do for some kid-free time in Waco?