Moms...If I can convince of one thing, please let it be don't be a martyr. It seems to be our first instinct to take on everything under the sun, while at the same time refusing help. We're superheroes right? Well, we can still be superheroes when we're taking care of ourselves. Every busy mom needs some me time...and, most importantly, some relaxation time. We're going a mile a minute most of our waking hours and I promise it will pay off if you hand the kiddos off for an hour or two to focus on yourself!
On that note, I've rounded up some relaxation tips that should help even the most tightly wound mamas chill out a bit...
1. Take a nice warm bath...It's so simple, yet so good. Banish the family from your oasis, light some candles and just, you guessed it, RELAX! You'll ease your tired muscles while easing your overworked mind at the same time. I try to do this at least once a week. I can't promise that your loves ones will abide by the no fly zone, but we can dare to dream right?
Skip the Crowds and Take Your Family Skiing in Waterville Valley
After a sizable snow storm over Martin Luther King weekend, there were plenty of lift lines and skiers heading to Vermont. Amazingly, most of them drove right past an awesome resort. I'm encouraging families to skip the crowds on the next winter holiday and take a family ski trip ...read more
Keeping your New Year's resolutions
The New Year is off to a fresh start, and many of us are committed to doing something or many things with more intention this year. But it's tough to stay on track. In fact, “Quitters Day”, which falls on January 14th this year, is the day when most people give up. How can you ...read more
Kids in the Kitchen: Mini Banana Waffle Pies With Peanut Butter Dipping Sauce
School has started back for many (us included!), and today's Kid's in the Kitchen recipe makes for a perfect breakfast or after-school snack. We made ours for an after-school snack the other day and my second grader loved it. We call this recipe Mini Banana Waffle Pies With ...read more
2. Get a massage...I had no idea how much regular massages would change my life. I feel better physically AND mentally. Even if massages don't become routine for you, just one session will leave you feeling zen. I promise! Wouldn't a zen sesh make for a great holiday gift? Tell your honey that with MassageNow you can book same day massages at a killer discount! I booked a lovely massage at Oasis Day Spa in Manhattan through MassageNow and the process was seamless!
3. Try out a new to you spa service...I recently had the chance to experience BREATHE Easy's Dry Salt Therapy. Essentially, you are taken into a room that almost looks like a beach. Beautiful pink Himalayn salt covers the floor. You sink you toes into it and lie back and relax while inhaling air that is permeated with healing salt. Salt therapy is great for those with conditions like allergies, eczema or even someone that feels like they're coming down with a cold. Health benefits aside, you don't have to twist this girl's arm to relax in a quiet room for half an hour. Haha!
Disclosure: Were received complementary services for review. The opinions expressed are our own.