Moms! See How to Take Time for You this May with Mom Break 30

Hey, Readers!

Being a mother can be tough at times. We are having to keep tabs on the schedules of your whole family, getting kids off to school on time, putting together meals that everyone will enjoy. Oh, and don’t forget about keeping the house clean! With all of these items on your laundry list of tasks to do for your family, when is there time for you? Mom Break is all about helping moms to know that they are not alone in motherhood and to talk about the real life issues that we face every day.

Photo courtesy of; Mom Break 30 Banner


Erica Fraser, the creator of Mom Break, brought to life this online forum for moms. She wanted to normalize the craziness that is associated with motherhood and to show moms ways how to give themselves both a physical and mental break every day.


Photo Courtesy of; Photo of Erica Fraser


For the month of May, Mom Break has put together Mom Break 30. It is a series of workout videos created by the trainers at Iron North Studio, a fitness studio in Ottawa. Each of these videos lasts about minutes and is designed to fit into a mom’s busy schedule. Here is what is so fabulous about this series of videos:

  • No special equipment is needed
  • Each workout can be done at any fitness level
  • Detailed explanations of each movement is given throughout the video

This is great because it means that you can jump right into workout mode without having to lug weights around and store equipment around your home. If you are starting to work out, you can begin at a lower level and work your way to a more challenging level as you progress throughout the month. Finally, by having each move explained, you are sure to perform each one with good form. But wait a minute! Doesn’t May have 31 days? Yes, it does! Mom Break is leaving this day as a well-deserved day of rest for you!

Now you know what they say about all work and no play? Mom Break wants to reward those who take part of these 30 days of workouts. Every day in May, Mom Break has pulled together some amazing prizes provided by companies across Canada. How do you get in on winning these prizes? Each day, there will be a different page for each workout. On each workout page there will be a form for the corresponding giveaway. All you have to do is fill out that particular form to have a chance to win! Take a look here to see the prizes available to be won!


Photo courtesy of Mom; Mom Break 31 Day Giveaway Prizes


Take a look at Erica sharing a bit more about the Mom Break 30 Day Fitness Challenge:

I am really excited about the Mom Break 30 Day Fitness Challenge. It is hard to stay on track with a fitness routine along with everything else I have going on in a day, so to be able to have this challenge to keep me on track for 30 days is amazing! Oh, and the chance to win one of the fabulous prizes is a great incentive to pop in every day, too.

Woman stretching leg at a bar



So, what are you waiting for? Hop over to Mom Break to check out how to get started on doing something for you this month! I am going to carve out 10 minutes a day to put the work in to be more active and do something for me for the next 30 days. I can’t wait to get started!

Want to follow the fun of Mom Break 30 this May? You can connect with Erica and all of these activities on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube!

Until my next post, Readers!


Disclaimer: I was not compensated to share the details in this post. I wanted to share the love about this challenge and wanted you to join in on the fun!













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  1. Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle says:

    I have to check this out! I practically NEVER take time for myself. It can be so stressful.

  2. Bill Sweeney says:

    I love this. I t hink it’s important for moms to take time for themselves. Too often, they focus so much on the rest of the family that they sacrifice their own well-being.

    1. reesespeaks says:

      Thanks, Bill. It is true. Moms and dads do need a bit of time to care for themselves everyday

  3. Mandee says:

    I’ve been meaning to take more time for myself and to start doing more “regular” exercises. I’ll have to check this out. Thanks!

    1. reesespeaks says:

      Thanks, Mandee! It may be a bit challenging to get in the rhythm at first, but once you got it, it’s easy

  4. Claudia Krusch says:

    I am going to check out the workout videos and try to oin in. I think it is so important to take time out of your day and take care of yourself.

  5. Joely Smith says:

    What a genius idea! I love how no special equipment is necessary. My kids are grown now and I look back and wonder how I ever did it all!

    1. reesespeaks says:

      I agree, Joely! This is an awesome idea and it is a marvel at how we can do so much in a day

  6. Karissa @WithOurBest (@withourbest) says:

    This might be a good thing for me to be disciplined about working out! I need to check it out. A little everyday, I can do it!

    1. reesespeaks says:

      That is what I think, too, Karissa! A little can go a long way

  7. Maya Fitzpatrick says:

    Love this idea. I’m sure we can all find 30 min a day to prioritize ourselves!

    1. reesespeaks says:

      Thanks, Maya! These workouts can be done quickly. It is not that much and I feel better for the activity

  8. Michelle says:

    Ooh I want to join. I am in need of a workout. Checking it out now.

    1. reesespeaks says:

      Thanks, Michelle! I hope you do

  9. Sarah Bailey says:

    This sounds like a great way to get motivated into doing a good workout this summer!

    1. reesespeaks says:

      Thanks, Sarah! It is a great motivator to want to get back in shape

  10. Aimee Geroux says:

    This is such an awesome challenge. I’m going to give it a go!

    1. reesespeaks says:

      Thanks, Aimee! I hope you check it out and that it helps you achieve your fitness goals

  11. TIm B says:

    The giveaway + fitness tips themes is a great idea! So important to keep yourself fit!

  12. Melissa Dixon says:

    There are many times when a mom break would be beneficial to me! I love this!

    1. reesespeaks says:

      Thanks, Melissa! A break is always welcome

  13. Michelle Waller says:

    I am going to have to check this out. I rarely get to take me time and do something for myself.

    1. reesespeaks says:

      Thanks, Michelle! I hope you enjoy it!

  14. uprunforlife says:

    This sounds like a great program and I love that it promotes a healthy lifestyle. I have been bummed that I haven’t been able to work out lately. Working out makes me feel better but it is hard when you don’t feel good.

    1. reesespeaks says:

      I’m sorry to hear you are not feeling g well, unprunforlife. I hope you get better soon so you can get back in the swing of things

  15. Kathy says:

    I think this is great. I’m going to be checking this out now. I think I’ll be trying this.

    1. reesespeaks says:

      Thanks, Cathy! I hope it works well for you

  16. Jesica h says:

    Thieves exactly whatvu need in my life! Challenge accepted

    1. Jesica h says:

      *this is exactly what I have needed in my life lol..

    2. reesespeaks says:

      Alright, Jessica! I hope you do well!

  17. chubskulit says:

    Thank you for sharing the video. I always love tips like these on how to stay healthy.

    1. reesespeaks says:

      Thanks, chubskulit! I’m glad the video was a big help for you

  18. Echo says:

    YES! I am definitely going to be taking more me time this May! I need to, I have to, for my health and sanity!

    1. reesespeaks says:

      Thanks, Echo! Now is the perfect time to start

  19. Natalie says:

    A challenge that involves fitness is always a good challenge. Sounds like some fab prizes are to be won!

    1. reesespeaks says:

      Yes, Natalie! There are pretty amazing prizes to be won for working out

  20. Victoria Heckstall says:

    I will check this out! Mom is not necessarily asking for a week long vacation. It does not mean she wants a day at the spa or a shopping spree either. (Although sometimes one of the prior options might be nice…)

  21. HilLesha O'Nan says:

    These days, I’m so busy that I barely take the time for myself. We all deserve a break every now and then!

  22. Lynndee says:

    That sounds great! I’ve been wanting to workout but just didn’t have the time because of my crazy schedule. Will check this out.

    1. reesespeaks says:

      Thanks, Lynndee! We do need to take the time to take care of ourselves every day.

  23. Nancy at Whispered Inspirations says:

    There is really nothing more important than taking time for yourself! So many people don’t. This is an awesome post.

    1. reesespeaks says:

      Thanks so much, Nancy! I really make the effort to do something active every day to care for myself

  24. sara says:

    I love this idea of a Mom Break 30! It is easy for busy Mom’s to use and you do not have to sign up for a long period of time! Plus, winning prizes, sign me up!

    1. reesespeaks says:

      I know, Sara! The workouts are really worth doing and the prizes are pretty fabulous as well

  25. Martine - MeUnfinished says:

    That is so cool! I will surely check it out and I especially like the giveaways, they seem to have thought of many things to help mommies 🙂

    1. reesespeaks says:

      This program is awesome, Martine!The giveaways are an extra bonus to taking care of yourself

  26. Gabriel says:

    If you don’t take good care of yourself, it’s very hard to take good care of anyone else.

    1. reesespeaks says:

      Thanks, Gabriel! It’s true. It you are not well, it is hard to care foe your family

  27. colleen wool says:

    Oh this is such a great idea. As a mom, I know we always forget about our needs and put them last. It is so important for moms to have a little me time. I will be trying this one.

    1. reesespeaks says:

      Thanks, colleen! I hope these workouts help you with your fitness goals

  28. jenny finney says:

    I know I keep saying, I’m going to get into shape, workout, and lose weight before summer, but with summer already upon us, I really haven’t put a lot of work into it due to being busy. I know I can afford 10 minutes and I know I make excuses, but this program really sounds like a great program.

    1. reesespeaks says:

      Thanks, jenny! It may seem hard to fit in 10 minutes a day to do these routines, but once I go through them, I want to more

  29. Roger D Willis says:

    Mom Break 30 is a great idea for those moms who want to create a fit lifestyle. The fact that one can do this at any fitness level is awesome! Awesome post about motivating moms to get fit!

    1. reesespeaks says:

      Thanks, Roger! I needed to start getting active after having my kids. For me, starting is more mental than physical

  30. Censie Sawyer says:

    YES! Moms need a break!! I need to remember to do this for myself. I am always reminding my other mom friends to take breaks and give themselves some credit for all the work they do but often forget myself.

    1. reesespeaks says:

      Thanks, Censie! I make a point to do something active so I don’t feel sluggish

  31. Kate | Life of a Ginger says:

    The Mom Break 30 Day Fitness Challenge sounds awesome. I know I don’t get much time to myself.

    1. reesespeaks says:

      Thanks, Kate! I knew I needed to be more active and I push myself to do something active to get active every day!

  32. Jennifer Pilgrim says:

    Just the name of this program got my attention. Moms often do not take enough time out of their days for themselves. This challenge sounds like exactly what most of us moms need.

    1. reesespeaks says:

      Thanks, Jennifer! I am glad I started this routine. It helps me get active in days when the weather is not the best or when I am too tired for a longer one

  33. Ali Rost says:

    I’m loving this so much! Fitness doesn’t have to look like an hour at the gym. Instead it can be 10-15 minutes here and there to simply get moving. I’m thinking I should join the challenge .. they’re always so motivating and inspiring!

    1. reesespeaks says:

      You should try it, Ali! They go by so quickly, too! I hope you did join the challenge!

  34. Erinn s says:

    This is great. Not everyone can get to a gym or has equipment but we all want to start good habits. May is a great month

  35. Bites for Foodies says:

    I’m really interested in this forum..I’ve joined quite a few that I visit intermittently, and this one would be a great addition to my list of mom bloggers.

    1. reesespeaks says:

      Thanks, Bites for Foodies! I love that you can follow along every day. Erin’s format is great

  36. Tiffany says:

    Wow!! This sounds like so much fun and a great way to get fit and find a bit of ‘me time’…

    1. reesespeaks says:

      Oh, it is, Tiffany! The time flies by quickly so they arre easy to fit in to “Me Time.”

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