With Mother’s Day Coming up this weekend lets talk about 5 Easy Ways to Self-Indulge as a Mom. The key is you need to grab some time alone to do some of these. But, most can be done at home during nap time or maybe after the kids are in bed. So let’s work on maybe one a week or month depending on your budget and child care possibilities. The bottom line is Mama needs a break too! Plus Mama deserves a treat too, so splurge, let yourself have some fun and self-indulge!
I’m not talking about spending a fortune and going to a Spa. I mean at home. Fill the tub with that fancy bubble bath you are always gifted and never use. Put on a mud mask, light some candles, play some soothing music, and relax in the tub. ***Tell me what your idea of soothing music is below so I can add it to my list too!*** Bonus points for pouring your fav glass of wine or making a cup of herbal tea to sip while the stress melts away. I do recommend you do this AFTER the kids are in bed. Or hubby runs interference for you and you LOCK THE DOOR to prevent little intruders running in naked and jumping on top of you. If you are still in the mood maybe do your nails and makeup to round out your perfect Spa Night.
When is the last time you got some new lingerie? Practical or fancy? New properly fitting bras and panties are always a great thing to splurge on. One of the coolest ways to self-indulge is by subscribing to a monthly subscription site for a new pair of panties every month.
I was sent two adorable pairs of panties from Bootaybag. They are super lacy and cute! My preschooler thought they were beautiful. Although they are fancy, they are still super comfortable and not prone to ridding up, which I find is common with other types of lace panties. I am super happy with my Bootaybag this month and I know it would be an amazing surprise to get in the mail every month!
Do yourself a favour and self-indulge by subscribing to a Bootaybag too, or just shopping on your own for some new lingerie. It feels so nice to put on something cute and new in the morning. Even if no one sees it but you and your kids, it is still nice to know it’s there!
Wine & Cheese Tasting
This can be alone or with company. Grab some of your favourite cheese, at least two to three kinds, some crackers and maybe a baguette. Pick two to four of your favourite kinds of wine (or scotch, that makes for a good tasting too) and make a night of it. You can try to guess which is which (I put a number on the bottom to see if I guessed right), or just see which you like more. Maybe even what kind of wine goes best with what kind of cheese. Have fun and do something for yourself. With the summer coming (well it’s supposed to be summer, no one told Canada though since it is SNOWING IN MAY!) it would be a great activity to do on the deck once the kids are safely in bed, or playing in the yard if you aren’t drinking too much!
NOTE: If you like the Close to Home Tray (cheese tray) you can check it out here
Perhaps you can pair this with the above Wine & Cheese Tasting, or the Spa night. Or do something completely different like a paint night, colouring night, movie night, or just chatting. Whichever way you go, grab your girlies together and do something fun together. It could be a play date kind of thing or something just for the mom’s once the kids are in bed. Hanging out with your friends does something for your mood and spirit. Hanging out with others who just GET IT and understand what you go through as a mom can be so relieving. Even if you are not talking about mom stuff, it just makes you so much happier after hanging out with friends.
Leave the house ALONE
This one may seem easy for some, but not for others. Especially Stay-at-Home moms. It is HARD, almost impossible to leave the house alone. Go shopping alone, run errands without worrying about the car seat and how many stops you can make before your toddler refuses to be strapped in again, grab a coffee, meet up with a friend, maybe even sneak out for lunch or a movie. I heard a mom talking at my daughter gymnastics lesson one morning about how she sneaks out for sushi sometimes when she is supposed to be doing errands. I thought this was BRILLIANT. What a great way to have a little bit of me time and self-indulge! Where would you go if you got to leave the house alone?
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