5 Budget Luxuries for Mom


Breakfast in Bed

Can you remember when you used to sleep until noon? Through breakfast? Okay, what about more than 5 hours? It's a luxury for most moms to get a good night's sleep, so adding a good breakfast -- without first having to get the kids ready for school, walk the dog, shower and get dressed -- can feel truly decadent.

Whether it's prepped and presented by the kids or as a partner's romantic gesture, it's still cheaper than a stay at a B&B or a brunch outing. And, in a report by the National Weight Control Registry, 90 percent of people who've lost 30 plus pounds and kept the weight off for at least a year eat breakfast almost every single day. (No numbers around how many of those breakfasts were in bed - but does it really matter?)