Rise of the mum cave

Mother & Baby (Australia) - - Temper Tantrums -

You’ve heard of the man cave – a spe­cial place in the home where dad can slip away from all the mad­ness and en­joy do­ing what­ever he wants – but what about a ‘mum cave?’ A sur­vey of more than 13,000 Aussies by Fan­tas­tic Fur­ni­ture has re­vealed that a quar­ter of re­spon­dents have a man cave in their home, whereas more than 70 per cent of women would love to have a space to call their own.

Fan­tas­tic Fur­ni­ture CEO Debra Singh says, “An over­whelm­ing ma­jor­ity said they want their own ‘mummy zone’ to chill out in and have some much-needed me-time. The man cave has be­come a com­monly ac­cepted con­cept and yet, as our sur­vey shows, there is no fe­male equiv­a­lent,” she ex­plains. “It is ac­cepted that men need time out to re­treat from a hec­tic family life, yet there is nowhere for mum to go.”

It can be as simple as fash­ion­ing a read­ing nook in a corner with a comfy am­chair or, if you’re short on space, sched­ule some chill-out time in your bed­room with a cuppa and all queries be­ing di­verted straight to dad. Sounds heav­enly!

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