As Mother’s Day approaches, new moms everywhere are probably realizing that moms do a lot of stuff for everyone else and very little for ourselves. But that needs to change – moms need me time so that we can be the best we can be.
While you’re running your kids to baseball practice and dance class, taking out the trash, checking homework, paying bills, stopping at the grocery store, working outside the home, taking the dog to the groomers, packing lunches, and the list goes on and on, remember it’s okay not to be Super Mom. Yeah, we know people say that, but do we really believe it?
Moms need to take some time for themselves and remember that it can be about them sometimes too. Here are some ideas of things you can do when you need a little break:
1. Relish the relaxation. This doesn’t mean you have to find a top-of-the-line spa and spend a lot of money. Even a 30 minute massage or facial will do the trick.
2. Indulge in some entertainment. Grab a friend (or go solo) and hit the cinema. And, yes, absolutely indulge on the buttery deliciousness of movie theater popcorn!
Or maybe a quiet corner with a good book is all you need? Or a marathon of “Breaking Bad” on Netflix? Whatever it is, do it. The distraction from every day chaos is comforting.
3. Buy yourself something special. Yes, kids need summer clothes and all that, but when’s the last time you bought yourself a new outfit? You can go by yourself or have your friends go with you to offer a second opinion in the dressing room. If you’re watching your wallet, even an hour to browse a store’s home furnishings section is a good getaway.
4. Let the music play. Update your music play list and listen to songs that make you feel good. Hearing certain songs can take you right back to those high-school years. (Did someone say ‘80s music?) Or take it a step further and check out a local band.
5. Get a mani-pedi. This once again can be great by yourself or with a friend. It doesn’t have to be super expensive either- tons of salons run specials during the week.
Have a lovely Mother’s Day, and remember–you don’t need to wear a cape, you’re already super.
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