2. Retail therapy is OK! If I’m having an terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day, and I just want some mommy alone time, then I have been known to tell my hubby when he gets home from work and that I’m heading out to the store without the kids in tow. This is mommy’s retail therapy. I’d probably grab something we need anyway, but if I happen to find a great item in the clearance aisle, or even a full-price impulse item, it is OK! We have “extra fun money” built into our budget for this very reason!