For any mom, there is nothing like those few hours off once the kids are tucked up. Finally allowed to have some “me” time, these celeb moms also cherish those relaxing evening moments because they can finally switch off after a long day and have no distractions. Some like to do some online shopping, sip a glass of wine or browse the internet (avoiding celeb gossip probably!), while others make sure to give their partners some attention, planning date nights or even just watching a movie with the person they love to enjoy some quality time alone. Enjoying their kid-free hours at the end of the day, here is how 5 celebs say they spent their time once their little ones have headed to the land of nod.
Gwyneth loves it when she can drink some wine and browse the net in peace: “On some nights, once the kids are asleep and I’m in for the evening, one of my favourite pastimes it to sit down with my laptop and a nice glass of wine. I read the news and do the occasional guilty shop on Net-a- Porter or Luis Via Roma.”
Jennifer likes to make sure she gets some romance with husband Ben Affleck once the kids are tucked up: “You steal the time. You steal a date, you steal a kiss, you steal a whisper. After the kids are asleep you… well, you know. Whatever it is. You slip away for a night.”
Jessica and husband Cash make sure to make time for each other once the kids drift off: ”Cash and I have found that maintaining a family schedule is the key to making time for each other. Whether we’re settling into the couch to watch bad reality television or getting a babysitter so we can enjoy a date night out, we always know we have dedicated time after the girls are asleep to catch up, discuss what’s on our minds, and simply just be with each other (no cell phones or e-mail allowed!).”
Katherine believes alone time with her husband is essential and she loves to have a romantic drink: ”You need to spend time together in the evenings when the children are asleep … enjoy a drink and feel romantic!”
Victoria loves filling her free time off with online shopping: ”I am a big fan of Net-A-Porter.com. When the kids are asleep, I can travel on this site for several hours. I like the idea of quietly shopping at home for clothes and returning them if it don’t work. This is absolute freedom.”