You know you’re a mum when all you want is some alone time, but miss the little ones as soon as you get it. So how do you indulge in life’s little luxuries (think chocolate, wine and road trips) with little legs in tow?
With comedy Bad Moms released this week, we’re defying ‘perfect mum’ stereotypes. Throw out the kale, swap the OJ for something sparkling and be human this weekend with our top picks to party like a mother.
Ditch vitamin-packed snacks in favour of a sweet treat to restore your sanity after a hectic week.
Tucked in Morningside is cronut haven Flour & Chocolate, a suburban patisserie known for its “dedicated doughnut days”. You heard us. Pop down on Wednesdays for classic and filled doughnut goodness, and Thursdays for a cronut delight!
Unwind at urban oasis The Soul Pantry, infamous for enviable flower arrangements and timber settings. Feel the stress of everyday life melt away as you sip on a hot brew while the young’uns frolic from colouring in tables to wooden building blocks scattered throughout. Find this botanical wonderland buried in Newmarket.
DINE WITH WINE
No one ever tells you before you have kids that parenthood comes with no days off. Keep calm and sip on bubbly at Sirromet Winery, located in Mt Cotton. Gather the troops, pack a blanket and toss in a footy to make the most of a day trip to this scenic vineyard, only 40 minutes from the Brisbane CBD. Grab lunch at the Cellar Door with the surrounding grassy hills acting as the perfect picnic point. Live music kicks off at 12:30pm on Saturdays, and 1pm on Sundays, tempting your little ones to boogy the afternoon away while you soak up the sun.
If road trips are your family’s forte, flee to Bribie’s Sandstone Point Hotel for lounging lunches on the waterfront. Boasting a seasonal award-winning menu influenced by local produce, their inventive flavour combinations will tantalise your tastebuds while stunning views and sea breezes entertain your senses.
Unwind from the city and head for the hills to discover South East Queensland’s best farm stay! It’s easy to unplug from a techno-laden life with views of Queensland’s outback heritage and breathtaking countryside at Lillydale Farmstay in the Scenic Rim. Travel 90 minutes from the big smoke and you’ll find yourself at this spacious ecotourism farm, the perfect backdrop for wholesome activities such as animal feeding, egg collecting, milking cows, horse riding, abseiling, bushwalking and Kids Club. Oh, and did we mention the in-room massages? You deserve it.