Retreats for Moms
Most special needs mom retreats are offered just once a year, for a single weekend. Some are evangelical, some provide spa-like pampering. Most involve (100) + other women in a convention hotel setting, with scheduled meals, conference speakers, and jam packed full of activities. These events are educational and energizing, but not restful.
In contrast, AMR retreats offer a quiet 3-5 night stay in a Bed & Breakfast setting where moms can just SLEEP. Sleep deprivation should not just be "part of the job". It impacts the health of our entire family. As primary caregivers, we should be putting as much effort into keeping ourselves healthy as we do our children. Numerous, year-round, nationwide, low-cost retreats are a game-changer in the special needs parenting community. These factors eliminate all the excuses we make to not get away. AMR allows us time to heal our bodies and minds through fellowship with others and therapeutic, recuperative rest.
When you attend an AMR retreat, you'll be pleased with everything that ISN'T involved. No restless children. No snoring. No pets tearing through the house at 2 am. No housework. NO CLOCKS. No appointments, no meetings, no schedule. No organized activities. Come and go as you please. Never get out of your PJ's. You don't even have to shower if you don't want to. Don't say a word to anyone while you're here. Feel safe enough to bare your soul to a complete stranger who truly "gets it". Step onto the front porch and collapse into the arms of someone who's already living your life. Make lifelong friends, or just revel in your solitude. Cry your eyeballs out. Smile so hard it hurts. Take deep breaths of fresh air. Feel the sun on your face. No shame. No guilt. Remember who you were before, and find that woman again.
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A Mother's Rest was created for moms who want something different than a busy weekend away.
Watch this Video Podcast with AMR Founder Andrea Roberts.