Pampering Mom? What Is That!!!?
Pampering Mom kind of sounds like an oxymoron, doesn’t it? We all know that when you need something… Go ask Mom. When you can’t find something… Go ask Mom. Or when it’s time to get the kids to wherever they need to be… Mom had better take them. MOM, MOM, MOM… all day long. Mom is a busy lady! And that my friend, is exactly why you do need to set aside a little block of time to gently pamper Mom.
It Doesn’t Need To Be A Big Deal To Make A Difference
First of all, let’s be realistic. We know that no one has a ton of time to run off to the spa (and probably not enough money for that, either!). The goal of this article is to present you with ways to pamper that are simple, affordable, and something you can do right at home with materials you have already. The whole point is to just take a brief time period that is about you, reset, and relax. When Mom gets a little bit of pampering, it is much easier for her to take care of everyone else. After all, if Mama ain’t happy…
Pampering Mom – Idea One:
Let someone else help. This is pretty much my biggest downfall, I have to be honest! Like many others, I’m sure… I just feel better if I do it all myself. But it’s important to realize that we all have limits, and it’s good and healthy to let someone help. For example, my husband has taken over all of our grocery shopping. He bundles the kids up, and they head off the the grocery store. Peace and quiet descends on the house for an hour or two, and it’s pretty much bliss. When they return, I am a much happier Mom than when they left! The kids get junk food, Daddy gets to be a superhero, and everyone wins. What are a few ways you would be able to let someone else help? Then you will get a few moments to just breathe.
Pampering Mom – Idea Two:
Take a bath. Not a hurried shower with the kids slamming the shower door and crying until you get out. I’m talking about time enough to soak and recharge in a real tub. When my husband is travelling, I look forward to putting the kids to bed early and then enjoy a long hot bath. That way it’s less stressful with them already asleep, and I can stay in as long as I want. I can’t tell you the number of times knowing that I have “hot bath therapy” waiting at the end of the day has helped me to be a better Mom!
You might enjoy adding some bath salts, I love this simple recipe using ingredients you probably already have on hand:
Simple Bath Soak
1 cup Epsom salts
10 drops of your favorite ESSENTIAL OILS
One of my very favorite essential oils to use in a bath soak is the MASSAGE from my favorite essential oil company. It’s blissful! Haven’t tried the Massage Blend yet? Contact me with the form at the bottom of this post. I can tell you how to get it, and even get you a discount! 😉
Pampering Mom – Idea Three:
Okay, I’m going to be honest. You are going to have to include the kids in some of these! Because Mom is one hot commodity (yes, that’s you, lady!)… and I completely understand how it is. The great news is that you don’t have to be alone in order to recharge. Including our kids in these activities will also begin to teach them simple ways to take care of themselves also. Idea three is simple. Pick an activity that you personally love to do, but never make time for. Then go do that with your kids! Sharing a loved activity is a huge bonding experience for everyone. I don’t know about you, but feeling the love between myself and my kids is exactly the warm mushy pampered feeling we are going for.
Simple ideas might include baking cookies together (sweets are always wonderfully pampering!), working together to maintain a little patch of flowers outside, or letting the dishes go so you can cuddle on the couch to read stories together. Art journaling is a fantastic activity if your little one enjoys coloring. Just whatever you love to do, and that you would easily be able to include your kids. These happen to be the ideas that make me feel extra snuggly and love-y, but do whatever makes you feel happiest! The whole family will benefit. The thing is, when we spend a few extra minutes one on one with the kids, it fills up those little love tanks. And filled love tanks end up with a much happier environment around the home!
Pampering Mom – Idea Four
Take time to keep up with your friendships. I know… being a Mom is such a busy job and there are hardly enough hours in the day. It is so easy to let friendships go neglected. We have all been guilty and understand each other here (after all, your friends are probably Moms too!). Yet that shouldn’t be an excuse, because Moms need other Moms! The thing is, when we neglect our friendships, we neglect nurturing a core part of ourselves. Friendships are valuable in helping us to look outside ourselves and take on a more positive mindset. Who doesn’t feel better after chatting with a good friend? I know that when I connect with my Mom friends on a regular basis, I feel so much better about myself.
Pampering Mom – Idea Five:
Have something outside of your kids and family that gives you a sense of value. This could be anything really. For me it happens to be building my essential oil business! I love the feeling of self worth I have from sharing the oils, making a real difference helping others meet wellness goals, and teaching my team how to build their own successful business. My essential oil business makes me feel hugely alive and happy! What makes you feel alive and happy? Make time for that thing, every day! Schedule it in, if you need to. Being a Mom is the most valuable thing I have ever done. However, being a Mom doesn’t fulfill every single part of me, and it really shouldn’t. It’s very healthy to recognize and make room for all aspects of ourselves. We each have little windows of time to focus on things that give us a feeling of value. Feeling valued helps us to feel pampered, all day, every day.
Pampering Mom Matters Because You Matter
Well, Mom, what do you think? Do you see simple ways that this could help you feel pampered every single day without costing a lot of time or money? When Mom is happy, everyone else in the family is happy. It’s a true saying. So go pamper yourself a bit, Mom… You have more than earned it!