This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Best Western. All opinions are 100% mine.

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Don’t you love the term “working mother”? All mothers are working mothers, whether you’re changing a diaper, writing up content or running a board meeting. Nothing is more exhausting and rewarding than being a mom.

To keep up with the demands of a family and a job, we’re supposed to take care of ourselves. We read magazine article after magazine article about avoiding caffeine, cutting back on carbs, getting enough exercise and, above all, getting enough sleep.

Ah, sleep! That elusive, nebulous state of nirvana that evaporates when the joy of your life is born. Who knew children need to learn how to sleep? Sure, we know it in our heads going in, but it’s not until you’re a sleep-deprived parent that the idea becomes a reality. I remember when my first child was born, I felt like I was living an episode of ‘Survivor.’ I had been dropped in uncharted territory where the alliances were all against me and I was so tired that I was about to vote myself off the island!

So, what’s a “working mother” to do? One solution is to force yourself to carve out a special night (or more) when you, and you alone, stay a night at a nearby hotel. My incredible and generous husband has given me nights like that more than once since we had children. You will be amazed at one just one single night of freedom, independence, quiet and sleep — glorious sleep! — will do for you. You come back from your mini-vacation with a renewed energy, remembering why you ventured into the smelly, busy, disorienting world of parenthood. You will fall in love with your child(ren) all over again.

Now you know WHAT to do, but you’re asking HOW to get it. Lucky for you Best Western is having a Mom Me-time sweepstakes! Folks can nominate a hard-working mom who deserves a break. One lucky mom will win five nights in any Best Western hotel and a $2,500 MasterCard® Gift Card! In addition to helping a mom win a well-deserved vacation, the person who nominates her wins the same grand prize! Best Western has hotels in lots of great vacation places, like New York City, Florida and the Grand Canyon. They’ve got comfortable rooms and plenty of amenities and conveniences to help you relax.

So, get clicking and pack your bags! Best Western is taking care of YOU.

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