Mom of Two Snooki on Nights Out: I Have a Glass of Wine and Get Drunk – ‘You Need a Break!’

05/11/2016 at 11:30 AM ET

If the recent Mother’s Day holiday has taught us anything, it’s that moms — even new ones — deserve a break.

And while some moms choose to take this break in the form of getting their nails done or maybe even relaxing in front of the TV, Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi has no problem being totally honest on PEOPLE’s Mom Talk about what makes her feel the most relaxed.

“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, 28, says. “Just being normal! Just being a human without always thinking about your kids.”

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She adds that obviously she is always thinking about her kids in general, but that, “You need a break.”

“If that break is just for a night to enjoy yourself and just be you, you need to do that,” adds the reality star mom of 19-month-old daughter Giovanna and son Lorenzo, 3½. “Because if you don’t, you freak out!”

“Pregnancy was like rehab,” jokes Dancing with the Stars contestant and ABC chief meteorologist Ginger Zee, 35, who’s a new mom to 4-month-old Adrian. “You can’t do anything! And so now, I’m still in that place because I’m nursing. And you don’t think about that either — ‘How long [is it going to be until I feel like] I need that?’ ”

Zee clarifies that she obviously wouldn’t get “too blacked out,” before Selenis Leyva pipes up in general agreement.

“Just a couple drinks!” says the Orange Is the New Black actress, 45, who is mom to teenage daughter Alina. “You’re gonna need that couple of drinks, and then just pump it away and let the other clean milk come in … you need [to be able to let loose] in order to just be happy.”

Jen Juneau

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c on

loser

kar on

This woman is a complete piece of crap. What a loser.

Anonymous on

Why not try some healthier “mom time” like a trip to the gym. Why does it have to always be booze and who in their right mind gets drunk when they have a child/children to take care of the next day. Way to set a good example.

MomOf3kids on

Why not try some healthier “mom time” like a trip to the gym. Why does it have to always be booze and who in their right mind gets drunk when they have a child/children to take care of the next day. Way to set a good example.

Anonymous on

please! i have 3 boys and oldest being 19 and off in college. i didn’t enjoy those moment of me time having drinks and letting my hair down with my husband and my girlfriends I would have been a stressed out overworked mess. Just because you are a mom doesn’t mean you can’t take time to have fun and let loose. cheers to you snooki

Allie on

Thankfully all mothers are not like that!!!!

jg1965 on

Why is this trashy little girl still get attention? Oh yea, People mag doesn’t know how to interview worthy individuals.

Shell on

People Magazine: Can you please switch off this picture of Snooki. I am so sick of seeing her face when I go to your website. It is truly good inspiration to stop checking in. Gawd awful.

scsherie on

Those teeth and lips look awful. Why she did that is beyond me. I don’t see the problem with her going out and getting drunk once a month. Good for her!

Anonymous on

I feel bad for her kids

Anonymous on

I feel bad for her kids sorry

Anonymous on

What a moron. There are plenty of ways to let loose without getting drunk, especially when you’re a parent! God forbid her children need her and she’s too drunk to care for them. Grow up and be a responsible parent!

Marilee on

Snooki is the worst excuse for a parent. Her husband takes care of the kids, works, and does it all. She’s not funny and tries to steal the spotlight.

Marilee on

The show has gone to Kellys head. Take her off.

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