5 Easy Ways to Self-Indulge as a Mom

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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!

 

Spa Night

 

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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.

 

Lingerie Shopping

 

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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!

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Wine & Cheese Tasting

 

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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!

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Girls Night

 

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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

 

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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?

 

What is your favourite way to self-indulge as a mom?

 

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Celebrating May Day with your Family

Beltane or May Day is one of my favourite  sabbats.  There is something so magical about Spring and celebrating the returning of the plants and flowers.  Exactly six months (half a year) from Halloween or Samhain, it is almost the opposite to Samhain.  Instead of the veil between the worlds being thinnest to visit your relatives, this time the veil is thin for the fairies to come through and visit us.

This is a holiday for fertility and creation.  If you are hoping for a baby, now is the time to get your groove on and hope some of the fertility of the season will rub off on you.  Otherwise, it’s a great holiday for creating, make a drawing, invent some music, bake or cook, plant a garden, anything that you feel is creating something.

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Some ways you can celebrate May Day with your family:

  • Wash your face with the dew of the morning grass, it will bring the blessings of youth and make you as beautiful outside as inside.
  • Dance around a may pole.
  • Make ribbon sticks and dance with them outside in the sun.
  • Wear flowers in your hair.
  • Make a flower head wreath.
  • Jump over a candle, bon fire, or other representative.
  • Celebrate life, enjoy your body, run, jump, play in the grass, climb trees, etc.
  • Leave a bowl of milk out for an offering to the fairies.
  • Make a May Day basket, out of woven paper.
  • Along with the season, celebrating fertility, also means celebrating your mother!  Mother’s day is coming up, celebrate some of the amazing mother’s in your life.
  • Bake some honey bread, eat some and leave some as an offering outside to the critters.

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Have you heard of May Day or Beltane before?  Do you have any celebrations in your area?

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Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Mother’s Day is coming, the time of year when you can show your wife, your mother, your mother in law, your grandma, your daughter (who may be a mother) exactly how much you appreciate her and support all of her efforts in such a hard job.  Being a mother is not the only hard job I know of, but being a mother is incredibly difficult, no sleep, no sick days, no vacation, no time alone even if it’s to go to the bathroom or shower, you work very long long days sometimes never alone for days or weeks at a time even while sleeping.  The holiday changes with your kids ages, but for me having a 3 year old and a 1 year old, I am in the thick of being a “mombie” with no sleep, and Mother’s Day is one of my new favourite holidays.  I think it is important to support all the other mothers in your lives, friends, mother-in-law, your own mother, all mothers deserve a day to know that they are loved.

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Here are some gifts any mother would love to get:

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Jamberry Nail Wraps

Mom rarely has time to spend on herself, why not get her a pedicure and manicure!  It may not be possible for her to go out somewhere and get it done.  Jamberry is super cool and easy to use and mom can do it at home while the kids are napping or running around her feet.  If she has a daughter, you can get matching Mommy & Me Jamberry nails!

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Monthly Subscription

 

I got panty by post for my birthday and I absolutely love it.  It’s so fun to know that every month you have a new pair of panties coming your way. I don’t really have time to shop for underwear, I consider my underwear that I bought two years ago to still be my “new underwear” so to get a new pair in the month is absolutely amazing. I can’t wait for the beginning of the month and check my mailbox eagerly for the first few days until I get my package. You name what size you need and you have three different styles you can choose from, the basic collection, the signature collection, and the premium collection, based on your kinds of taste.  It’s so fun to get something new, I get so excited knowing that I have something pretty that I get to wear because I don’t normally get to splurge on myself or pick up things like that so it is a great treat to get the woman in your life.

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New Purse or bag
I know being a mother, you frequently have to lug around a whole bunch of things and don’t always get to pick up the prettiest items for yourself.  I got this bag two months ago and it is so beautiful and I love going out and try and actually dress up just so I can match the bag.  If I have to lug around diapers, wipes, change of clothes and toys, let it be in something pretty that doesn’t feel like a “mom bag”.

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A great way to help her relax, aid congestion, calm down the kids, etc.  I LOVE my diffuser and use it daily.  If the mother in your life is interested in holistic healing, essential oils, aromatherapy, or things along those lines then a diffuser is the perfect gift for her.

Check out where I got mine here

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Help make her see that she is putting effort into living healthy by getting her a tool that helps with tracking your fitness and motivating you to put in those few extra steps each day.  It is also great to use as a sleep tracker so she can see how much sleep she gets and adjust from there, whether knowing she needs to go to sleep earlier, seek help to let her have a nap, or just be more lenient on herself knowing she is sleep deprived.

You can get it here

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A new baby carrier!  Baby carriers are a super fun gift and a practical one as well.  Baby wearing can make it easier to get shopping done, chores around the house, cooking and of course going for walks and getting some fresh air.  The type of baby carier is specific to each woman, so if you know there is one she has been eyeing you can surprise her with it, or just tell her that’s what you want to get her and allow her the fun of picking the perfect carrier and print.

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Take mom shoe shopping to get a new pair of comfy shoes, maybe fancy, or practical, something to help keep her feet comfy while she is chasing after kids all summer.  A new pair of sandals goes a long way in in comfort.

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Make a cute craft with the kids for mom.   In my house I am usually the one making crafts with the kids and cute little pictures or crafts for daddy, mommy may not have a chance to get these cute gifts herself yet so why not spend some time with the kids making her a surprise craft.  Bonus, this also gives mom a chance to shower or have a bath not knowing you are making her a surprise.

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My mom’s favourite was going to the nursery on mother’s day and getting flowers to come home and plant with us. One year my dad got her a crab apple tree. She loved it, it flowers every year around mother’s day and is a constant reminder of her family.

We also loved doing activities with her, movie date, pedicures together, picnic, etc. Why add to the clutter with more stuff, experiences last longer and are wonderful memories. My mom and I used to go to Stars On Ice together as my mother’s day present to her. It was always really fun.

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So put on your thinking cap and think of what mom really needs, then ignore that and get her something fun she wants, or should want!

 

What are your favourite frivolous gifts to get mom for mother’s day?

 

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Share the Love on Mother’s Day

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DSC_0059When I had my first baby a good friend of mine sent me a Mother’s Day card in the mail.  It made my MONTH!  I was so excited to be a Mother and always found Mother’s Day to be a hard holiday when I desperately wanted to be a mom too.  Now I was finally celebrating Mother’s Day with my own treasured baby.  Nothing could be more perfect.  I was RIDICULOUSLY excited about my first Mother’s Day, we’re talking kids on Christmas morning here.  I had problem’s sleeping the night before I was so pumped.  The day came and it was perfect!  I got to celebrate with my husband and baby, even though it was raining we had a great floor picnic and just loved our time together.

Being a mom is really HARD.  I am sorry, but until you are a mom, you have no idea what we go through.  Sleep deprivation does not even begin to adequately describe my state, colic, teething babies, PPD, toddlers, tantrums, breastfeeding, solids, fevers, relationships, illness, careers, all of it is so hard and although you know your kids love you and your husband appreciates it, there is nothing as supportive as your fellow moms.  They are there for you through thick and thin, your biggest high’s and lowest lows, whether your local moms, birth groups, friends, relatives, etc. They know what you go through and have your back.

I will never forget the feeling I got from opening my first Mother’s Day card from my friend.  Ever since that year, I make it my mission to share that love and support with other mothers.  I pick three to six moms I know.  I try to pick a pregnant mom, one from each of my birth groups, my picking selection is pretty broad actually.  I don’t even remember who all I have sent them too.  Oops, if I send you more than one Mother’s Day card, sorry, you just must be THAT awesome of a mom!

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I challenge you to pick some mom’s in your life and send them a card for Mother’s Day thanking them for Mother's Day Happy Mailall their hard work for their children too.  Every mother needs to hear what a great mom she is on a regular basis, think of some moms who need or deserve to hear it and send them a card.  You can leave it at that and send them just a card, or add something to it as a special gift.  One year I sent chocolate bars and face masks as a mini-spa pack, I sent Tim Horton’s gift cards another year, Starbucks cards another year, cute small things to let them know they are appreciated.

If you need a card here is a free printable to use as a card, you can buy a card, but I know I prefer to spend more on the little surprise inside instead 🙂

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Please comment below with other ideas of little presents I can easily mail that don’t cost a fortune!  I am always looking for new ideas.

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If you are participating in the #connectingchallenge for April this is a great way to send out more cards to friends and family to brighten up their day.  If you just want to send a card, you could always try sending one via the FELT app (check out my post below for more info if you want to hear more).

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If you are reading this and want to be considered or to nominate someone head on over to my Facebook page and tag your nominee in the post so I can add your name into the selection to receive a card or surprise in the mail.

If you are a mom and reading this, YOU ARE A GREAT MOM!  Thank you for all your hard work and know that you are making a difference in your family’s life!

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