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Springtime Is The Perfect Time To Create Your “Mom Cave”

“A MAN CAVE”“A part of a home specifically reserved for adult male activities, such as drinking beer and watching TV; often a garage or den
(Definition Wiktionary)

photo credit: Pinterest

It’s spring! Spring is about spring cleaning, renewal, regeneration, reorganizing.

What if I said, spring is the perfect time to create your own Mom Cave? A MOM cave you say? We’ve all heard of THE MAN CAVE, where men go to decompress, have a beer, watch the game, or porn, whatever. But a mom cave? And I’m here to tell you– yes, yes, yes!

Now, the concept behind the man cave goes back many years, and stemmed from the idea that when a man came home to his wife and children, he first needed to go to his “cave” to decompress after a long day. But with more and more women in the workforce, contributing financially, and frankly, just downright exhausted and needing more “me-time“, more women are craving the same decompression time and cave time that men crave.

But truth be told, if you are a mom, there is really no space in the house that is entirely your own. Not since you were a young girl living with your parents or single and living on your own, have you had your very own space to call your own. As moms, our lives are invaded (we often poop and pee with kids around)– and everything is shared. We share our bed,  we share the kitchen, the den, the bathroom, even if we work from home, chances are we share the office space with our partners. I always say, the only space that is truly my own, is my car (and even that always has kids in it) 😉

So, if you were confused or on the fence before about why moms should have their own caves, did I do well at selling you on the concept? Decorators and design experts have been over this “Mom Cave” craze for a while now. It obviously offers them a new niche. But, they are suggesting all different prices ranges on how you can convert a closet, a corner of a room, an office, a garage, a bathroom into your very own mom cave. Take a look at some inspiration from Pinterest….

Mom’s corner cave
Mom took a little nook in the wall to make her cave
Check out how this tiny closet was converted to a Mom Cave
Mommy’s place to hibernate

Now I know what you’re thinking. I’m  thinking the same thing too. Nate Berkus or Martha Stewart or Debbie Travis came into these homes with huge budgets, and made these mommies the perfect mom cave. What about the rest of us who want mom caves on shoestring budgets, with no room in our homes? Well, obviously you can make your own cave as elaborate or simple, or as big or small as you’d like. Sometimes it’s a matter of buying some paints at Home Depot, a roller, a coffee table or chair at Ikea, and the rest is your own personal touch.

Alright, for fun, if I actually created my own mom cave, here is what I’d put in mine. IN A PERFECT WORLD, of course.

  • All my Oprah magazines, hell yeah.
  • My book collection. Oh all my books are in there for sure with some of my faves (The Alchemist, The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari)…
  • A box of my organic and caffeine-free teas…. peppermint, chamomile, lemongrass. Mmmm. Ahhh. Ohmmmm
  • A docking station for my iPhone with an incredible sound-system for my music (I’m a musicaholic).
  • A small flat screen TV on the wall.
  • Fresh cut flowers.
  • A big puffy couch for one with a place to rest my feet.
  • A pretty lamp.
  • Pretty paint and wallpaper.
  • A little table for my laptop if I so choose to bring it in my sanctuary and write.
  • No telephone, or maybe a telephone just in case I want to sit and chat with my girlfriends or my mom on the phone.
  • Pictures of my wonderful family.
  • Maybe a goldfish. Don’t laugh. I think I’d like one in there!
  • Art on the wall.
  • Pretty drapes
  • Non perishable snacks in a pretty bowl (like granola bars and stuff). Haha but true.
  • I think that’s it.

I really need to find a corner for me, because the one little storage room we had in the basement, Hilly and the boys turned into their HOCKEY CAVE!

Convinced you’re ready for your own Mom Cave? This morning on my weekly parenting and lifestyle segment, I talked all about Mom Caves and Dad Caves, and how to create your very own one.

Check it out:

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Tell me, would you love your own Mom Cave?

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Teaching women how to prioritize SELF-CARE, Erica Diamond is a Certified Life Coach and Certified Yoga & Meditation Teacher, Lifestyle and Parenting Correspondent on Global TV, Founder of Bliss Essential (, Professional Speaker, Host of The Erica Diamond Podcast, Course Creator of Busy To Bliss (, Author of the women’s entrepreneurial book 99 Things Women Wish They Knew Before Starting Their Own Business, and Founder & Editor-In-Chief of the Award-Winning Lifestyle Platform® (previously®). Erica Diamond has been named to the coveted list of The Top 20 Women in Canada, FORBES Magazine’s Top 100 Sites for Women and a Profit Hot 50 Canadian Company. Erica Diamond was the Spokesperson for National Entrepreneurship Day and is a Huffington Post contributor.

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