A Little Bit of Me Time: Bar Louie Giveaway

by Aquila Mendez-Valdez on August 13, 2013

When you find out you’re expecting, one of the nuggets of advice everyone always imparts on you is that, as a mom, you should never be afraid to take a little me-time. It’s good for the whole family if you’re happy, they say. You deserve a little time to recharge, they insist.

What no one tells you, however, is how much is enough. Can I get a pedicure every week? Have a date night every weekend? When do you stop feeling guilty and start feeling great?

I know there will come a day when Cora could care less if I’m off doing my own thing, but especially now it feels like motherhood is such a constant, driving need. Then again, I know she’s always fine the moment I walk out the door. It’s those cries of “Mama” as I step out on my own that make me feel like time to myself is selfish, not satisfying.

One night that turned out to be purely wonderful, not worrisome was our Bloggers’ Night Out at the new Bar Louie location here in San Antonio. Known for their martinis and Bavarian pretzels, I was happy to be surrounded by great food, delicious drinks, and a chattering bustle of women who also had babies, children, and teenagers at home, but had given themselves permission for a little “me-time”.

Bar Louie La Cantera Gift Card Giveaway

I’m always inspired when I meet bloggers like Heather at Geekette Bits, Debi at SA Busy Kids, and Rachel at The Late Farmer who have so much on their plates, so many plates spinning, and yet they do a fabulous job of handling it all with grace and kindness. Maybe it’s time we all cut ourselves a little slack and enjoyed time with friends, guilt-free of course.

If you live in San Antonio and could use a little “you-time”, consider this your lucky day! Bar Louie is giving away a $20 gift card for a date night, girls’ night, or drink-by-myself-and-no-one-talk-to-me night, whatever floats your boat! Good luck!


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Telma Garcia August 15, 2013 at 2:10 pm

I can totally relate. My daughter is 4 and I still feel totally guilty leaving her when I go out. Which doesn’t happen often, but I can’t help feel that way. You are right though, we all deserve a little me time!


Tanvi August 15, 2013 at 2:11 pm

Looks like I missed it!!!


Rachel M August 15, 2013 at 2:24 pm

I’m so glad I met you at the Blogger’s Night Out! It is always good to take time for yourself, when my little ones were babies it was very hard for me to do though and still I struggle with it. I have learned that a little time for myself makes me a better mom to them! I hope we can get together again and you can have some more “me” time! ~Rachel


Katie August 15, 2013 at 2:26 pm

My favorite me time currently is watching tv, reading blogs, twitter in bed after the kids are asleep. Mainly because it’s the only me time I get a lot of days other than gym time.


Matt Gergeni August 15, 2013 at 2:33 pm

For a little “Me Time” I generally head out to our garage…


Christa S August 15, 2013 at 2:42 pm

I love to watch some recorded tv shows with no interruptions and I can fast forward through all the commercials:)


michelle August 15, 2013 at 3:05 pm

Me time is usually a solo trip to target, I sneak in starbucks and all is right in my crazy world.


jessica August 15, 2013 at 3:51 pm

I’m with Michelle – my me time is Target (or Old Navy!) but not for too long because I always feel the guilt! lol I would love this for a girls night out!


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