Being a Mom can be one of the most rewarding things in life, filled with incredible moments of love and joy. When your toddler runs into your arms in need of a hug because they banged up a knee. Or when you walk in the door after being gone for the day, and they scream your name in utter excitement. That feeling of pride when you watch them score a goal or hit a home run. Or when you help them navigate a tricky situation and they give you a look of appreciation because only you get it, and them.
Of course, being a mom can be a thankless job as well. The never-ending cycle of picking up clothes, doing laundry, keeping food in the fridge, making sure homework gets done, playdates are scheduled, and that they get to school, sports and activities on time. You’re the one who makes it all happen, yet you rarely hear a thank you or, even worse, get an eye roll and are made out as the bad guy.
We stay sane as Moms by taking care of ourselves. Taking care of our bodies, getting in our work out, for just one hour of “me-time,” to be strong physically and to power us to get through the daily laundry list of to-dos. It’s one of the most important things we can do for ourselves and our family.
For Mother’s Day this year, first and foremost, sign-up for a barre class to start your day feeling strong and healthy. Schedule some time with your kiddos or family so everyone can participate in the celebration. But do NOT forget to prioritize some self-love and treat yourself to something that will make you feel great (or give hints to those around you) this Mother’s Day!
Top 7 ways to celebrate yourself on Mother’s Day:
1. Plan a day with the girls
Gather up a few friends, and head to the beach or a nearby park for a picnic or a DIY wine tasting. Who said wine tasting should be reserved for wineries? We love the idea of catching up with the girls under the sun, with a glass of rose in hand (try Minuty, a tasty rose that is light and refreshing) and the whole day to catch up on all the latest happening in each other’s lives. Be inventive and have a blast! You deserve it.
2. Indulge in a little retail therapy
Buy yourself something nice to wear to your barre class! You need these Beyond Yoga Spacedye Leggings. Once you put them on, you won’t want to take them off. We’ve been known to sleep in them before waking up for the early 6 am barre class. This color is our favorite! It’s the perfect, versatile color to add to your ever growing collection of leggings. We all know you can never have too many!
3. Sign up for lessons
Learn how to salsa dance, play a new instrument, pick up a new sport. Learning something new is the best gift you can give yourself. Not only does it enrich your life by adding value through newfound interests, it also connects you to new people that you might not otherwise have met. Life is short and it’s never too late to learn something new.
4. Shop the beauty counter
Splurge on that new cleanser, cream or eye shadow that you’ve been eyeing online or keeps popping up on your IG feed. We are loving the Beauty Counter Dhalia lip gloss, it’s got a slight pink tint and goes on smooth – the perfect little something for busy moms on the go. If your make up bag is already overflowing, try this Saje spray to soothe your skin with delicate mists of beneficial essential oils that support you from morning to night and enhance your “super-mom superpowers.”
5. Book tickets to an event
Go to a concert (Bruno Mars, Mariah Carey & Lionel Richie, and The Weekend) are all on tour this Summer! If the music doesn’t make you move, then see a play or buy tickets to a baseball game. The options are endless and nothing beats a fun experience with your closest friends or loved ones.
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7. Head to the spa
The easiest and quickest way to relax is to book an appointment for a facial, massage or mani/pedi at your local day spa or resort. It’s okay, go ahead…shut out the world, pamper yourself and enjoy the silence!
So get some love from your family and enjoy the flowers. But, don’t forget to pamper yourself and do something that makes YOU feel great. Happy Mother’s Day!
Please leave a comment below to let us know how you’re planning to celebrate yourself this mother’s day!