Mommy’s night out


As much as I love being a mother, it can be exhausting & sometimes overwhelming. It is not very often that I get a night to myself to unwind, so when my husband offered to watch our daughter for the night, so that I could get a night out with the girls, I jumped at the chance.
It had been a while since I have been away from my family other than going to work. I was looking forward to it all week. Then when the day finally arrived, I found myself feeling guilty for going out. As my work day was ending, I was second guessing my decision to go out with my friends.
I haven’t seen my daughter all day

I have to wake up with her in the morning

What if daddy feeds her Doritos for supper?

These are the things that went through my head. As much as I always complain that I need a break, the truth is the second I leave my family, I miss them. Despite all these excuses, I pulled myself together and went out with a couple of other mommies, for a girl’s night out.

My girlfriend Maura has a knack for finding fun and original things to do. She found a spot called ‘Brush it off’. It is a group painting session, where they serve beer & wine. I might never leave.

They give you a subject to paint & take you through a step by step process to achieve a great piece of DIY artwork. Our subject was the Ferber daisy.

When you arrive, they have you put on your apron & gather your paint & brushes.


Don’t forget to grab your drink. I made mine a Shipyard Pumpkin Ale.


They took us step by step through each part of the flower. The instructions were detailed but simple.






After two hours of painting, a few drinks & some laughs. My masterpiece was done.




It was a fun night with good friends . All of us, off duty mommies had a great time & don’t all of us moms deserve that once in a while.

Up next…Barbecue chicken pizza

About The Pinterested Parent

I am loving wife to my best friend & mommy to our smarty pants little girl, who loves to learn, craft & play. I am an artist, a crafter & I am Pinterest addict. When I first started my blog it was meant to be an outlet for my Pinterest addiction. I was looking to inspire & be inspired. What it became was a wonderful journey for me & my daughter in which we chronicle our activities, crafts, lessons & a hefty slice of our life. Please join us as we navigate through this wonderful thing called motherhood.
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14 Responses to Mommy’s night out

  1. Very nice work!! Great mommy night out 🙂

  2. Mumdanity says:

    What a great idea, that looks like a lot of fun! I’m glad you got a night to do something for yourself, mommy me time is so important 🙂

  3. erica says:

    beautiful artwork my friend. I can’t even draw a stick figure 🙂

  4. Rhea Bue says:

    wow!! That’s a very wonderful painting! Love it!!! 😀 You’re very artistic!! 😀

  5. Katie says:

    Beautiful painting! I wonder if we have any place like that here in the pacific NW.. Hmm. I always feel the same way when I go out and so something on my own (ahem, kid free) but ultimately I know doing things for myself makes me a better wife and parent 🙂 glad you got out and enjoyed yourself!

    • pinparent says:

      Thank you. I’m glad too. I have to try to get out more without the little one. My husband & I don’t do much without her. It’s good for us to catch a date every now & then, too.

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  7. Angela says:

    Wow. That is really cool. I’m always so ready for a night too then as soon as I leave I feel guilty and miss them. But we do need to give ourselves a night out with our spouses and our girlfriends every once in a while. Found you on the Meandering Monday log hop. I’m following on Google Plus. Looking forward to reading more in 2014.

  8. Stace says:

    Brush it off!! Love them

  9. Erika says:

    Wouldn’t mind a night out like that. Don’t see the point of going out just to drink. 😛

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