Bingo – an easy way to have a little break

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For many women, being a mom who works can mean not having enough hours in the day – for yourself, your kids, your partner, your work. You get pulled every which way, and sometimes it can feel overwhelming.

But although we’ve been brainwashed to believe that we can be superhuman in our approach to life, there is a lot to be said for admitting that you could do with a little break every now and then. And I’m not talking about going away for the weekend with the girls, or booking in for a massage; I mean a five minute period where you just down tools and relax.

If you had a few of these times throughout the day you’d be a far more effective and patient mom, wife or worker for the rest of the day. Fortunately, the existence of the internet and the fact that most of us have access to it 24/7 wherever we are, has made this much easier.

Online games are such an easy way to take five and there is one particular game that is really suited for those moments when you just want to unwind and relax. The game is bingo – a game that our mothers and grandmothers used to play down at the bingo hall for the same purpose. The only difference is that if you played in a bingo hall you’d have to assign an hour or two to it, at least, especially if you factor in the time it would take you to get there and back. With online bingo, there are games running around the clock and so whenever you want to play, you can login to a bingo site and be playing within minutes.

And online bingo is more fun when it’s free, check out Costa Bingo – a site that offers free bingo games to all depositing players every half hour. And even though the games cost nothing to play, you can still stand to win cash jackpots while you’re playing. Costa is one of a few high quality sites that provides full online bingo experience for free.

So why is bingo such a good way to relax? When you play the game online, you don’t even have to concentrate on the number calls. The software marks any matching numbers on your cards for you, and if you have a winning card, that will be logged automatically too. You don’t have to be first to shout ‘bingo’ as you would in a bingo hall. There’s something quite hypnotic about watching a game of bingo online, and seeing the progress on your cards. Of course, the chances of whether you win are completely random but if you did get a win, it would be an additional bonus to the mental and physical break you get by playing.

Of course, there are lots of other online games that you could play to get those five minutes of calm, but not all of them offer the same convenience, value and entertainment as a game of online bingo!


I'm a mother of 2 who likes to get involved in too much! Besides writing here I started a non-profit, I'm on the PTO board, very active in my community and volunteer in the school. I enjoy music, reading, cooking, traveling and spending time with my family. We just adopted our 3rd cat and love them all!

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  1. Everyone could use a little break now and then!

  2. I use to play bingo with my aunts in the church basement!

  3. You know, I’ve not played bingo since I was a young girl. My best friend and I was joking the other day that when we were old, we wanted to go to a church or community center for seniors and play bingo together. Maybe we could just start playing online, now. 🙂

  4. I used to play bingo when I was a kid. I used to think it was so much fun. I haven’t played in years.

  5. I need to remember to take more time for myself. I should really download a game or two to my computer.

  6. I have an app on my phone where I play Bingo, Candy Crush and such! I love playing games!

  7. My grandmother always loved bingo, and once it became difficult for her to walk, I taught her how to play bingo online. Years later I still think of her every time I sit down at a casino for a game!

  8. They have a hige selection of makeup which I love!

  9. I haven’t played Bingo online, but I’ve tried it on a cruise ship.

  10. I have way too much of an addictive personality to play online. lol I know it would be too much fun!

  11. Bingo was my favorite as a kid!

  12. I have not played in a couple of years at local casino, but it is always a fun ladies night!

  13. I like bingo, but end out playing mah jong if
    i need a little chill time between tasks

  14. I don’t do a lot of bingo but I love online games and losing myself (I’m a Candy Crush addict LOL)

  15. I use to love playing bingo when I was younger.

  16. I love Bingo. I used to play at the local Moose lodge each week, never thought of playing online.

  17. I never thought of playing bingo online. I bet it’s fun.

  18. I’m not sure it’s for me, but it’s funny because the last time I was at the car dealer for repairs, this lady was regaling me with her stories about online bingo and how much fun she has.

  19. Gosh, it has been so long since I’ve played a game of bingo.

  20. I have a bingo app on my iPad and love it lOL