Snooki Says She Needs One Boozy Night Out Every Month: It’s ‘Crucial Mom Time’

05/10/2016 at 06:00 PM ET

Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi‘s partying days on the Jersey Shore might be over since she became a mom to Giovanna Marie, 19 months, and 3½-year-old Lorenzo Dominic, but she still likes to go out and have fun once in a while.

“I honestly think it’s crucial to have ‘mom time,’ ” the reality star, 28, says on the newest edition of PEOPLE’s Mom Talk. “And for me, ‘mom time’ is getting my nails done or going to the gym every day.”

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And though she finds little pockets of time for herself here and there, Polizzi really relaxes when she participates in one very specific monthly planned activity.

“My real ‘mom time’ is going out once a month with my other mom friends, or my friends in general, and just having a glass of wine — drinking, getting drunk,” Polizzi says candidly. “Just being normal! Just being a human without always thinking about your kids.”

She adds that while it’s obviously important that her children are her first priority, she’s still an individual. And just like every other mom out there, she needs time for herself once in a while,

“You need a break,” she says. “If that break is for a night to just enjoy yourself and just be you, you need to do that. Because if you don’t, you freak out!”

Jen Juneau


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Rachael on

I completely agree with her. And her children will be better off for it, as well. When she’s a happy mum, the kids will benefit.

Francine on

Nothing wrong with that, it doesn’t sound excessive. Moms need to blow off steam and have fun too.

Jules on

I have three kids and I do believe in Mommy time. Going to the spa, shopping with friends, go see a movie, tons of things to do for yourself. But drinking… not so much.

Cass on

Wow Jules, you must be a way better mom than anyone who drinks *eye roll*

Anonymous on

God forbid on that ” one boozy night” her children need help from a sober parent. Clearly she hasn’t grown up; When you become a parent, children should come before getting wasted.

really on

SERIOUSLY?!?!? Yes, I fully understand wanting/needing to go out, but maybe for DINNER?? Booze Fest? No….you’re a MOM, act like one, time to grow up. Good LORD why are certain people allowed to have kids……

pcc on

Yeah, right, just one night that Snooki is getting boozy per month. Did she address why her husband showed up on the Ashley Madison list if she’s giving him “porn star” sex once a month also?

guest on

Yes going out and drinking like a fool is what all good mothers should do – NOT. Such a low class pig.

Wise up Snooki on

I completely stopped drinking because I am a mother at ALL times and want to be sober so I can always be able to take care of my kids. Snooki still has some growing up to do. It’s not cute being drunk and rolling around on the floor, etc.

guest on

So Rachel — you’re basically saying a mother who drinks to excess every month is a happy mom? Yeah that makes zero sense. Pathetic mother is what that makes her.

kitty62862 on

Once a month is fine. She’s really cleaned up her act, a LOT.

Voz on

She seems lots of matures since she was on Jersey Shore.