God Bless the YMCA

The YMCA is a godsend for working moms. You can go with your family and blow off steam, get exercise and your kids have a blast. What's not to love?

The other day, a SAHM friend said, “God bless the Y.” She was talking about our local YMCA. And I couldn’t have said it more perfectly. I love my Y. It was heaven sent for all moms alike. Sure, the family membership is a bit pricey (around $80/per month), but it’s a lot cheaper than hiring a therapist.

The Y makes my family happy. The kids have a blast playing with other kids in the child-watch center, while I go sweat the mommy-guilt away in the workout room. We love the pool. We love the programs. We love it all.
It has been easier to get to the Y since I have Fridays off. But, even when I was full-timing it, I still tried to get there 3 nights a week. I remember getting a little peeved when I overheard a different SAHM make a nasty comment about a WM who went to the Y. She said the WM would pick up her kids at daycare and go straight to the Y where “she’d just give them to another person to watch for her.
WHATEVER. I think a trip to the YMCA between work and home is just what the doctor ordered. I don’t know how many times after getting my kids that I’m still in that work-fog. Give me a good heart-pumping hour at the Y, and the stress from my workday is instantly erased. I go home as a better, more attentive parent.
So, God bless the Y. Sure, Village People, it is a fun place to stay. But, I love it for so many reasons more.
The YMCA is a godsend for working moms. You can go with your family and blow off steam, get exercise and your kids have a blast. What's not to love?

 

5 thoughts on “God Bless the YMCA

  1. OH I COULDN’T AGREE MORE!!

    The Y is my saving grace!! My kids love it… the staff is wonderful… the programs are awesome!!

    Great post… !!

    I love your blog… I found it through Crazy Hip Mama Bloggers… it’s awesome!! Definitely a must-do stop!!

    – Audrey
    Pinks & Blues Girls

  2. I can’t wait until O’s a little older/stays up later so I can re-join the Y. If we went now, the child-care people would have to feed him and put him to bed–huh. I loved it when I had a membership before he was born–and funnily enough, I went to the adults-only Y. Ha.

    What’s up with that lady? You don’t get to work out because you work during the day? NOT COOL! I hate judgemental people.

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