10 Mom Date Ideas You Can Do at Home

It’s important to date yourself even when you can’t get away for a few hours. Just like your marriage, your relationship with yourself takes work and effort. Make yourself a priority with these 10 mom date ideas you can do at home.

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It’s not easy to make a conscious effort to date yourself. Especially when there are so many distractions, from chores you need to get done to the demands of tiny humans. That’s why it’s important set and protect boundaries.

Make it clear to your family that this is time you are taking for you and that you are not to be disturbed. Most importantly, stick to it. Don’t make exceptions, especially in the beginning.

Now that we have the ground rules, let’s get onto these super fun date ideas!


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Take an Online Class

You can find classes for everything online. Whether you want to learn how to crochet, write poetry, or decorate cakes you can find a class for it. Find one that interests you and spend an hour a week working through it. The great thing is that you work at your own pace so it fits into your schedule, not the other way around.

Live Maker’s Event

Attend a live Maker’s Event and make your own gorgeous projects in the convenience and privacy of your own home. You purchase the kit and then Amy walks you through creating it step-by-step. The kit contains everything you need to make the project and the process is super easy. You can even connect with other attendees through chat.

Purchase a kit here.


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Have a Fancy Dinner

Making a fancy dinner for yourself at home is a budget-friendly way to indulge in your favorite foods. For example, I love lobster but it’s not a meal I make a lot because it is so expensive. After the kids go to bed, I can indulge in a delicious homemade lobster dinner by candlelight for a fraction of what it would cost if I bought it at a restaurant. Whatever your favorite meal is, get the ingredients next time you’re at the grocery store and have a candlelit dinner alone.

Rent a Movie on Prime

Gone are the days that you have to put on clothes and run to Blockbuster to pick out a movie to rent. Have your own movie night without even leaving the house. Pull up your Amazon Prime Video and pick a movie to rent. Then pop some popcorn and settle in for the show. It’s the perfect last minute date idea.

Take Fun Quizzes

Remember how much fun you used to have taking those quizzes in magazines? Recreate the fun with online quizzes like these or buy a book of fun quizzes to enjoy. What Hogwarts House do you belong to? Where should you go on your next vacation? What’s your personal style? These are questions you need answers to, am I right. This is another great easy date night idea.


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Sleepover for One

It’s time to have a sleepover like you did with your best friend growing up by yourself. Enjoy all of the stereotypical sleepover activities like covering yourself in body glitter and watching 90’s RomComs. Put makeup on for fun instead of to “look better”. Wear a super soft, comfy robe and chill out in your room for the evening.

Learn a Dance

You can find tons of YouTube videos that teach you how to do different styles of dance. Try your hand at hip-hop, ball room, or tango for a fun and active date night. You can also go the route we used to growing up and watch your favorite music video over and over until you get the moves just right. Either way you are in for a super fun time all from the comfort of your own living room.

Play Video Games

Don’t feel limited to Minecraft or Call of Duty. There are tons of game options out there from The Sims (my personal favorite) to Wii Sports. Video games can be a lot of fun and let you blow off steam or even create your own alternate world. You never know, you might find your next fun obsession.


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Tackle a Mini Home Improvement Project

Sometimes refreshing a space is just as relaxing as any game. Choose a small home improvement project for your date night. This can be as small as adding new wall art or move out furniture and paint the room. I recommend choosing something you can complete in an evening or weekend so no demolishing the kitchen or anything. Save that for another time.

Watch a Comedy Special

Laughter is the best medicine and Netflix has a ton of comedy specials for you to choose from. Start with The Standups because these are short episodes that each feature a different comedian. This lets you feel out your style and see what is funny to you. From there, you can explore some of the longer specials.


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You will be enjoying nights alone in no time with these 10 mom date ideas you can do at home. Many of them won’t cost you a penny so they make your budget happy too. Don’t forget to enforce your boundaries so that your kiddos understand that this is time for you or enjoy these after the kids go to bed. Do whatever it takes to take time for you and recharge weekly.

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How to Rediscover Yourself After Marriage and Motherhood Series

  1. Introduction
  2. Why All Moms Need a Journal
  3. Determine Your Why for Self Discovery
  4. Find Your Cheerleaders
  5. DIY Positive Affirmation Cards
  6. Create Your SAHM Hierarchy of Needs
  7. The Hard Truth About Carving Out Me Time
  8. 5 Awesome Podcasts to Inspire Self Discovery
  9. How to Love Yourself First
  10. Stop Reacting to Life and Live Proactive
  11. How to Set and Protect Boundaries as a Mom
  12. How Moms Can Stop Being People Pleasers
  13. Why It’s Okay to Outgrow Relationships
  14. It’s Time to Break-up with Yourself
  15. Create a Mini Mom Oasis for Recharging
  16. Why Moms Should Date Themselves + How to Do It
  17. How to Get Your Free Time Back as a SAHM
  18. Turn Someday into Today
  19. Why You Should Throw Out Your Clothes
  20. Rediscover Your Old Hobbies
  21. How to Find New Hobbies You Love
  22. How to Create a Daily Self Care Routine
  23. Shut Down Your Negative Self Talk
  24. How a Haircut Can Help You Find Yourself
  25. Make a Bucket List You’ll Actually Complete
  26. Unique Alternative Ideas to Help You Find Yourself
  27. Why SAHM Need to Unplug Weekly
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  30. Embracing Your Weird as a Mom
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