Your first Mother’s Day is an exciting and momentous occasion. Unfortunately with really little ones at home it can be a difficult task to actually get out and enjoy yourself. Below are just a few ideas where you can enjoy some family time along with some much needed pampering.
Many major cities now have massage therapists specifically catered to moms. They have babysitting services right on site that allow you to enjoy a full hour of bliss on your own. The staff is well trained and many even offer a baby swing if you would rather have your baby in the room with you.
Another option is a mobile massage service where the masseuse comes right to your door. Book while your little one is due for a nap and enjoy some R&R yourself! No need to even leave the comfort of your home!
Either way it will be the perfect reset for you!
I love that Mother’s Day brunch has become such an extravagant affair in recent years. Have someone special in your life do some digging around for a reservation. There are so many options from gourmet buffets to made-to-order eggs benny. Order some coffee or English breakfast tea, and settle in. What could be better than someone else cooking you a nostalgic brunch? And you don’t even have to clean up afterward. Everyone wins!
If you are lucky enough to live close to the mountains, a lake, or even the ocean take advantage of the close proximity and head out on the road for mini getaway! All you need to do is pack a picnic lunch, a diaper bag, and fill the car up with gas! You’ll feel immediately more relaxed the moment you hit the highway!
Be sure to get a loved one to drive. You can read magazines in the passenger seat while your baby sleeps in the back. Not only will you have a great time when you get to where you’re going but you’ll enjoy every moment along the way.
If you have a nice hotel in your area, one of my favourite things to do is to create a little getaway right in your own city. If you’re booking last minute, there are even plenty of bargain travel sites that will also provide you a killer deal. Curl up with a good book, hit the hot tub, and definitely order room service. Let someone else take care of you for a change!
Though it may seem counter-intuitive on a holiday that is typically celebrated as a family, sometimes as new mom you just need some time away! Call up some girlfriends and head out on the town. Enjoy a hot meal you can eat all the way through without interruption. Savour a glass of wine without a side of screaming children. Enjoy every moment and don’t feel guilty for a second for taking some much-needed time for yourself. It’s your day after all. Do with it what will bring you joy and recharge your spirit.
What is your favourite thing to do on Mother’s Day? Leave a comment below!
Tiffany Austin is a mom, a wife, writer, and educator living in Calgary, Canada. Tired of never feeling “good enough” as a new mom, she began The Good Enuf Mommy to encourage other moms to feel confident and empowered in their own decisions. Connect with her on Facebook to read more!