Mums make ‘moolies’ a thing after their children finish school

Watch out Bali, these mums are coming in to party.

It's not just Year 12 students who have something to celebrate at the end of the year, as more mums are taking themselves on holidays to acknowledge the 13 years they've devoted to their child's education.

Coined as 'moolies', the term refers to the mums version of schoolies, where groups of mums are booking holidays to Bali, Fiji and other schoolie hot-spots where they can unwind and celebrate never having to go through school stuff again.

Since the first group of moolies posted their holiday on social media last year, the concept has become so popular that travel companies are offering packages to Moolies who want to let loose. 

Sydney mother-of-four, Michelle McGregor organised her own moolies trip with a group of mums earlier this year, and they all headed to Bali for a week of massages, cocktails and partying.

"It brought year 12 to an end in such a beautiful way," Michelle told Sydney Morning Herald. "You've all had that common bond of making sure your kids are safe and happy."

Michelle says that moolies allowed her and fellow mums to unwind after the intense school year, and gave everyone a chance to release and celebrate. She added that post-school holidays gave everyone in the house the release they needed, ready to start the New Year fresh.

And while moolies are leading the way, there's now a growing number of 'doolies' (dads on schoolies) who are getting involved in the parent's post-school holiday.

While moolies and doolies are still hitting up the schoolie hot-spots, they're giving their children some space by agreeing to go in January, when their kids are unlikely to bump into them. 

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