GIVEAWAY – Treat Yo Self, Mama!



This past year I’ve learned a new appreciation for the little things. Crisp clean sheets. A hot cup of coffee from a sweet friend. That perfect oversized sweatshirt that feels like a giant hug.

These little things have gotten me through rough nights when I wonder how could I possibly continue juggling everything that parenthood entails. Because so many of our readers are either expecting or recently had children, we thought we’d pull together the ultimate mama care package for a handful of our lucky readers.

Each item in this bundle was hand-picked by me, mostly because I use each one of these products daily, and each one has brought me joy when I needed a pick-me-up, or it made me feel like ME again, even when I was in desperate need of a long shower and 12 hours of sleep.

Thanks to the incredible generosity of our brand partners, we are giving away a “Mama Care Package” to THREE entrants chosen at random. To enter, comment below on the little things you do for yourself, what do you have a new appreciation for?

Disclaimer: You do not need to be a mom to enter! Giveaway will close on 10/12/17 at 12 pm CST.

1. SNOWE – Bathrobe // 2. Goodwin – Na Nin Moondance Candle // 3. Little Mother’s Helper // 4. Chronicle Books – Mom’s One Line a Day: A Five-Year Memory Book // 5. Halo® SleepSack® 2-piece gift set // 6. aden + anais white label – Serengeti Swaddles // 7. The Citizenry -Nizado Lumbar Pillow // Baby Dove Tip-to-Toe Wash (not pictured, but always used)

Thank you to all of our brand partners that so generously donated product. And a shout-out to Baby Dove for the motivation to document this crazy year.


BY Kate Arends - October 5, 2017

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  1. Joanna

    October 5th, 2017 at 10:08 am

    Try and indulge in a tv show only for me

  2. Beth

    October 5th, 2017 at 10:09 am

    On my lunch breaks every few weeks I get take out nachos, a diet coke and watch Bravo for an hour. For some reason being at work and doing that for myself feels like such an indulgence!

  3. Lauren Asfaw

    October 5th, 2017 at 10:12 am

    As a first time mom of a now 7 month old, I have developed a strong appreciation for coffee mugs that don’t leak in my bag, soft sheets, stretch pants, nursing camis, and Saturday mornings on the couch with my babe

  4. Michelle

    October 5th, 2017 at 10:15 am

    I have a whole new appreciation for a little morning routine. Nothing crazy, just a little time carved out for myself to make my latte, light a candle, and just be. It starts my day off on a great, intentional note.

  5. Nicole

    October 5th, 2017 at 10:20 am

    I go to the grocery store by myself, grab a cup of coffee and do my shopping. I also love when I can do yoga with a glass of wine after the kids go to bed. I have a new appreciation for a hot meal!

  6. Katie

    October 5th, 2017 at 10:25 am

    I have a new appreciation for being able to sit quietly for more than 10 minutes without interruption. Also, shopping at Target alone.

  7. Kate

    October 5th, 2017 at 10:30 am

    I eat my daughter’s fruit snacks and watch bad reality TV after she goes to bed. I have a new appreciation for leftovers.

  8. Molly

    October 5th, 2017 at 10:33 am

    I splurge on a mocha once a week and appreciate my partner’s help.

  9. Kelsey W.

    October 5th, 2017 at 10:35 am

    I listen to podcasts on the way to the gym. That ten minute drive is so uplifting and refreshing! It is one of my favorite parts of the day.

  10. Jackie

    October 5th, 2017 at 10:37 am

    Expecting our first baby in a few short weeks! New found appreciation for morning walks with me and the pup, enjoying the weather, leaves and wiggly baby snug in my belly.

  11. Debbie

    October 5th, 2017 at 10:40 am

    I wake up before the kids to have breakfast and coffee in peace.

  12. Laura

    October 5th, 2017 at 10:44 am

    No matter what, during my lunch hour each day, I go for a walk. Whether it’s outside or on the treadmill (winters are tough..), having those 20 minutes to clear my head, indulge in a podcast or YouTube video, can make my day or turn it around.

  13. Noelle

    October 5th, 2017 at 10:44 am

    I’m a mom of 2 and expecting our third in a few months. I have found exercise is the best thing I can do for myself, but it sure is hard to fit in. So I get up early, or sometimes do a workout in my office (I have my own company and an office that is very private once the doors are closed!). More recently, I’ve enjoyed relaxing with a scented candle and a good book!

  14. Krystal

    October 5th, 2017 at 10:52 am

    I’ve started treating myself each evening with a book and a cup of herbal tea. It helps me wind down my day and preps me for a good night’s sleep. I’ve started appreciating the boot-camp style weightlifting class I’m taking weekly for helping me realize my strength.

  15. Stacia

    October 5th, 2017 at 10:52 am

    I have a whole new appreciation for my running shoes and the dog! Three times a week, the dog and I get to go for a run (nothing crazy long or fast) but I get to totally unplug and just work through everything. It’s been amazing and helped me be a better mama!

  16. Sarah Hina

    October 5th, 2017 at 10:53 am

    Once a week I take myself out for lunch and bring a magazine to read. If I get through the meal without checking my phone I treat myself to dessert too.

  17. Kathryn Chlystek

    October 5th, 2017 at 10:53 am

    I’ve learned so many self-care tips from my mom, which is why if I won, I’d give the gifts to her. She has taught me to take pause by letting out lent up energy through creativity – writing handwritten notes, sketching, and daydreaming.

  18. Lindsay Gilmore

    October 5th, 2017 at 10:58 am

    I’m expecting my first in December and am really trying to embrace self-care during these last few months of pregnancy! I’ve enjoyed taking my pup on a walk and listening to podcasts. 🙂

  19. Anne

    October 5th, 2017 at 11:01 am

    Get my hair done. In fact, I am quietly sitting at the salon (by myself) enjoying myself right now!

  20. Holly Harris

    October 5th, 2017 at 11:09 am

    I have a 7 month old and I so enjoy winding down at the end of the night with Netflix and a good beverage, sometimes tea… sometimes wine… 😊

  21. Grace

    October 5th, 2017 at 11:09 am

    After living without a bath tub for two years, I really get into my bathtime rituals – candles, bath bombs, glass of wine, music… the works!

  22. Amanda M.

    October 5th, 2017 at 11:29 am

    Take a long bath and treat myself to ice cream or wine after a long day.

  23. Marika

    October 5th, 2017 at 11:34 am

    Making sure to get outside every day! Calms me and the babe. Being able to get through a whole cup of coffee without it going cold is also a treat! Doesn’t happen often, but its great when it does.

  24. Tessa

    October 5th, 2017 at 11:41 am


  25. Amy

    October 5th, 2017 at 11:49 am

    Light a fall candle and read a book!

  26. Mari

    October 5th, 2017 at 11:49 am

    Getting groceries delivered – saves so much time and I don’t have to bring two kids to the grocery store. Best time saver.

  27. Elizabeth

    October 5th, 2017 at 11:50 am

    I’m 31 weeks pregnant with my first and have been sick the entire time. I couldn’t have made it without a long shower at the end of each day, and when I feel up to it, I like to make a stop on the way to work for fall pastries at my favorite local bakeries.

  28. Rae

    October 5th, 2017 at 11:52 am

    I try to have a cup of tea and turn my phone off before bed each night. So relaxing.

  29. Keri

    October 5th, 2017 at 11:57 am

    Hi! I just hit 20 weeks with my first pregnancy and I have become so much more aware of the importance of slowing down (mainly because of how I’m walking!) and taking time to read a book before bed, using a face mask weekly, and buying really decadent lotion. ❤️

  30. Felicia

    October 5th, 2017 at 12:16 pm

    I’m a first time mama with an 8 month old. While she naps and I’m able to relax for a moment, I treat my self by reading blogs, (like yours!) reading books, and doing kettle bell swing sets.

  31. Amber Papp

    October 5th, 2017 at 12:32 pm

    A few minutes of a good book before bed, a nice glass of wine, or a dance party by myself to let it all out! After having my son, I learned such an appreciation for the little things, to recognize how gratifying they are and how wonderful it is that they make such a difference!

  32. Bonnie

    October 5th, 2017 at 12:33 pm

    There are few things that relax me more than ending the day on my big overstuffed sectional with my husband and puppy. He might be watching a game while I read a book but just relaxing in each others presence is the perfect way to end each day.

  33. grace

    October 5th, 2017 at 1:00 pm

    I make a cuppa tea and find a good book!

  34. Nupur

    October 5th, 2017 at 1:06 pm

    Light a luxury candle when I get home from work

  35. Kate

    October 5th, 2017 at 1:18 pm

    I love to spend “me” time curled up on the couch with a bowl of homemade guac and a giant Dr. Pepper. Sometimes though, I try to remind myself that fresh air is truly the best remedy and I’ll take my fluffy pup Archer out for walk by the lakes.

  36. Anjuli Fink

    October 5th, 2017 at 1:21 pm

    A coffee from my coffee place and a walk around lake Nokomis while listening to a podcast.

  37. Korin B.

    October 5th, 2017 at 1:22 pm

    Little things. I have plants and I care for them. Sometimes I drink coffee in the garden and just watch them.

  38. Melissa Grant

    October 5th, 2017 at 1:24 pm

    I always light a candle as I get ready for bed. Washing your face feels less like a chore when the environment is relaxing!

  39. Jessie

    October 5th, 2017 at 1:39 pm

    To feel like me again, I grab a beanie, coffee, and my pup and head into the woods for a slow walk in the silence.

  40. Ashley C

    October 5th, 2017 at 1:45 pm

    I have an appreciation for the quiet moments in the morning before all the kids wake up! I try to end my day with yoga to unwind 🙂


  41. tyler

    October 5th, 2017 at 1:55 pm

    Every night, when I’m getting ready for bed, I diffuse some lavender on my nightstand. I’ve done it for so long (and take it with me when traveling!) that when that amazing smell hits my nose, it switches my brain over to knowing it’s time for bed.

  42. Grace

    October 5th, 2017 at 2:15 pm

    Exercise, time with friends, and some alone time with my husband! All important things for keeping myself and as a result my family happy!

  43. Emily

    October 5th, 2017 at 2:15 pm

    I try to keep my room clean and spare of a lot of things. Having a calm space to end my day has made such a difference in my sleep! I’m in the first trimester of pregnancy so I need all the rest I can get!

  44. Tyla J

    October 5th, 2017 at 2:16 pm

    Coffee, makeup and spanx

  45. Lucy

    October 5th, 2017 at 2:19 pm

    A morning run on the trails and really appreciating my health and the love of family ❤️

  46. Sasha Taskier

    October 5th, 2017 at 2:20 pm

    I’m expecting my first baby (a little girl!) in January, just a two weeks after you, Kate! Getting excited and nervous, but really starting to savour moments of quiet with my husband – just watching a movie or reading side by side with music playing. Taking my pup for long walks, and indulging in lots more baked goods until baby girl comes. Would love this mama package! Hope you’re feeling wonderful and strong in your pregnancy this time around!

  47. brynn

    October 5th, 2017 at 2:20 pm

    I’m expecting my first child, and I can’t wrap my mind around how much my life is about to change! I find myself appreciating the little things that make me feel like me, like wandering alone around my neighborhood with no particular destination, browsing for hours at the library, and reading a book in bed.

  48. Mackenzie Craven

    October 5th, 2017 at 2:20 pm

    A hot bath + good book at least once a week. A honey lavender latte with hemp milk at least once a week. A spin class at least once a week. These things kee0 this mama-to-be happy!

  49. Stephanie

    October 5th, 2017 at 2:22 pm

    Hot bubble baths, warm coffee, and quiet moments to myself are more precious now that our baby girl is here. I still wouldn’t change it for the world!

  50. Bridget Kuhl

    October 5th, 2017 at 2:22 pm

    I have a little 5 month old and another sweet baby on the way! I appreciate taking a nice bath after a long day, leggings, long walks with my girl and the dog, and when my husband lets me get extra sleep on the weekends!

  51. Stephanie

    October 5th, 2017 at 2:22 pm

    Hot bubble baths, warm coffee, and quiet moments to myself are more precious now that our baby girl is here. I still wouldn’t change it for the world!

  52. Jackie

    October 5th, 2017 at 2:25 pm

    Amazing giveaway! I have a 2 month old daughter and I have a new appreciation for coffee! lol I’ve always loved coffee but I LOOOOOOVE it now. It’s quite challenging trying to find the time to do little things for myself here and there when you’re in the thick of the 4th trimester, but spending time to put on my makeup, shower, and just generally get myself ready for the day makes a world of difference in how my days go. I’ve also bought like 4 bags of pumpkin pie M&M’s for myself, haha.

  53. Robin

    October 5th, 2017 at 2:26 pm

    I always find time for a daily indulgence. Dessert, a bath, a slow walk, etc.

  54. Jess

    October 5th, 2017 at 2:28 pm

    Two things: I wake up 10 minutes early, so I can take a long, hot shower where I do as many yoga poses as possible with the hot water running over me. It melts away the knots in my shoulders and helps me to slow down and breathe. I also started Self Care Sunday, where I lock myself in the bathroom for an hour, soak my feet in epsom salts, and put on a face mask while I drink a glass of wine. It doesn’t happen every Sunday, but I try to fit it in as often as possible.

  55. Lindsay

    October 5th, 2017 at 2:30 pm

    Hot tea, long walks, and lavender lotion have been taking me through this third trimester!

  56. Emily

    October 5th, 2017 at 2:31 pm

    I have been making it a point to have a tidy bedroom (50% success rate) with farmers market flowers next to my bed and every night at I light a candle in my room and read for a half hour. These little steps make my bedroom feel like a getaway from the madness.

  57. Lindsey R

    October 5th, 2017 at 2:35 pm

    Due any day with baby girl #2 and I’m seriously relishing in the fleeting moments I have with my two year old while it’s “just us.” Whether it’s morning snuggles, finger painting, running around the house getting silly (as best I can) – I’m focusing as much as I can on them (which also helps distract me from being 39ish weeks pregnant!)

  58. Kate Bush

    October 5th, 2017 at 2:37 pm

    I wake up early to shower, and try to find 5-10 minutes to read each day. Every little minute counts!

  59. Sarah

    October 5th, 2017 at 2:41 pm

    I love listening to podcasts about lifestyle, beauty, health and well-being…you name it! (My new favorite is The Heart of It by Estée Lalonde…you have to check it out if haven’t!)
    Thanks for doing this giveaway, that’s so nice of you and the brands!

  60. Brittni

    October 5th, 2017 at 2:43 pm

    I’m expecting my first baby in December. Right now I’m indulging in baths and pedicures. I’m enjoying slowing down and pampering myself just a little without feeling guilty or worrying about my to do list for a few minutes each day.

  61. Alexis

    October 5th, 2017 at 2:49 pm

    As a new mom of 3 (ages 5, 2, & 2 months), this time around I’m prioritizing self-care. No more guilt if my little guy cries a bit so I can take a shower, and I’m taking my husband up on his offers to take the kids several times a week so I can work out and have some time to myself.

  62. Michelle

    October 5th, 2017 at 2:52 pm

    Hot showers, a pedicure with my mom, and my husband handing me a snack and a glass of wine after I put our 8-month old to bed.

  63. Abby Loesch

    October 5th, 2017 at 2:52 pm

    Due any day with my first – prenatal yoga in a sweet little studio in St. Paul with other mamas has been an amazing part of my pregnancy. I have a new appreciation for my mom, I never knew how hard it was to grow a little person! Thanks Mom 🙂

  64. Erin

    October 5th, 2017 at 2:53 pm

    How I indulge: waking up early and having a cup of coffee in the quiet, walking the aisles of Michael’s alone, listening to MY music really loud in the car after the school drop off, calling a friend and talking for an hour during naptime, and, best of all, after bed-time footrubs from my husband 🙂

  65. Sarah

    October 5th, 2017 at 2:53 pm

    I have discovered a new appreciation for nothingness. Too often I don’t let myself sit down without the worry that I should be ‘accomplishing’ something. Now I am content to just let myself relax without the need to cross something off of a to-do list, even if it’s just for an hour.

  66. Ashleigh

    October 5th, 2017 at 2:59 pm

    Buying a box of blueberries–somehow it always cheers me up.

  67. Liz

    October 5th, 2017 at 3:02 pm

    at the end of a long day, I light a candle and write down three things I’m thankful for in my gratitude journal. Expressing gratitude always re-energizes me.

  68. Taylor

    October 5th, 2017 at 3:15 pm

    It is hard for me to remember what life was like two years ago without my son, and what did I actually do with all the free time I had! I wish I could say that I still exercise daily, but with work, cooking dinner, running errands, I am lucky to go for a nice long walk by myself. Little things I enjoy are naps on the weekends, shopping by myself, watching tv with my husband, campfires in our backyard, then crawling into bed and reading. Anxious for no. 2 in May!

  69. Enily

    October 5th, 2017 at 3:19 pm

    I try to make myself a proper cup of coffee or tea everyday, and succeed most days. I have a newfound appreciation for a hot shower at night after the little guy is in bed. But the best part of my day is the “real” morning wake up when he greets me with a huge grin-makes it all worthwhile. Thank you for a lovely giveaway.

  70. Tracy

    October 5th, 2017 at 3:21 pm

    In the past 3 months I have discovered the joy and amazing benefits of a consistent morning walk with my 2 year old. We both get fresh air, I try to notice at least one new thing that brings beauty to the world, and I get a little me time to listen to a podcast of my choice whether it’s in the educational, spiritual seeking, or just plain entertaining realm. It has been the beat thing I’ve done for myself physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually in a long time. (And we just found out we’re expecting again so I can only imagine the importance of this in several months time!!)

  71. Diana S.

    October 5th, 2017 at 3:23 pm

    I never appreciated going to the bathroom alone and shopping alone and sitting down for 15 minutes without anyone calling for me or climbing on me or things crashing in the other room. Now I carve out time to run 4 times a week. It’s my time to be alone and think, even if I just park and run around the block before picking the oldest up from school. As I get further into my pregnancy, I worry how I’ll make time once the little one arrives.

  72. Katie

    October 5th, 2017 at 3:26 pm

    Third trimester, first-timer here! I try to take really good care of my skin, and just got a dermaroller and a bunch of stuff from The Ordinary. I feel like I just get bigger and bigger, but at least I can control my skin and it looks better than ever! And man do I have a new appreciation for what sleep felt like before you felt like you had to pee every hour…I will treasure it when I’m no longer pregnant!

  73. Niki

    October 5th, 2017 at 3:26 pm

    These days I have a new appreciation for a clean room and also drinking my coffee while it’s still hot (but both of those would be asking for too much)! To unwind I’ve found myself drawing and writing more during naptimes.

  74. Natalie

    October 5th, 2017 at 3:37 pm

    This is great! I have a 15 month old son and am 22 weeks pregnant with my baby girl. I have found a new appreciation for exercise since becoming a parent. I make sure we go to the YMCA several times a week. Working out gives me more energy so that I can take care of my child and helps me feel like myself. Also, reading before bed instead of scrolling through my phone!

  75. Anne-Marie

    October 5th, 2017 at 3:44 pm

    Taking a nice bath and soaking in the quiet moments!

  76. Gabrielle

    October 5th, 2017 at 3:45 pm

    Bubble bath with tea or a glass of wine!

  77. Beth

    October 5th, 2017 at 3:52 pm

    While at the library with the kids I take the time to go look at the massive cookbook selection and pick out 3-4 to slowly go thru, picking recipes out, then trying them out.. Also, I’m getting better at reading myself and knowing when I need quiet time. Love this giveawat!! 🙂

  78. Marianne

    October 5th, 2017 at 3:54 pm

    The best part of my week is when I do Zumba! It makes me feel carefree and helps me take my mind off of my little one!

  79. Kristen Jondahl

    October 5th, 2017 at 3:57 pm

    I try to set up dinners and hang sessions with the other mom friends in my life – away from the kids!

  80. Lara

    October 5th, 2017 at 3:59 pm

    I have a 10 day old baby girl and I savor my morning shower while my husband holds the baby.

  81. Katie

    October 5th, 2017 at 4:05 pm

    I do my yoga stretches every morning….sometimes with the little ones on top or under me.

  82. Emily G.

    October 5th, 2017 at 4:06 pm

    Coffee and hgtv are crucial to my life with two little ones! Xo

  83. Serena

    October 5th, 2017 at 4:12 pm

    I’m eight months preggo and enjoying napping whenever I can, long indulgent showers with lavender shower gel, making the time to get to prenatal yoga (it’s amazing!) and planning the whisky cocktails to enjoy during that sleep deprived postnatal period.

  84. Karen

    October 5th, 2017 at 4:13 pm

    I’m a first time pregnant mama and lately I cannot get enough of warm tea, candles, oils and cozy sheets. Taking a relaxing bath has been a simple joy to ease those third trimester aches.

  85. Chanta

    October 5th, 2017 at 4:13 pm

    Our little guys is 2 months now and any time I can have a shower, even if it’s just 2-3 minutes, I feel a tad more sane! And screen time, especially while nursing.

  86. Jillian

    October 5th, 2017 at 4:16 pm

    Going for a relaxing, mid-afternoon walk outside as a break from work. Maybe it will also speed up the arrival of our little guy!

  87. Kelly

    October 5th, 2017 at 4:17 pm

    Alone time and a hot cup of coffee on a slow, cool Saturday morning at home.

  88. ASHLEY

    October 5th, 2017 at 4:17 pm


  89. Megan

    October 5th, 2017 at 4:26 pm

    Clean sheets that were dried outside. There is just something about that smell 🙂

  90. Lauren

    October 5th, 2017 at 4:29 pm

    I have a new appreciation for a cup of tea and a book.

  91. Sara B

    October 5th, 2017 at 4:38 pm

    I hired a house cleaning service to come in once a month. As a working mom, time is precious. I want to spend as much time as possible with my two boys – and NOT cleaning!

  92. Emily

    October 5th, 2017 at 4:44 pm

    prenatal yoga and bravo tv!! Great giveaway- thanks!

  93. Cait

    October 5th, 2017 at 4:49 pm

    I wake up early so that I have time to myself for a cup of coffee and a good book, sometimes a run if there’s time!

  94. Allison

    October 5th, 2017 at 4:51 pm

    Sitting down and journaling in the morning (possibly with warm beverage and/or cozy blanket)

  95. Dana Bach

    October 5th, 2017 at 4:55 pm

    Expecting my first in a few months. Knowing my life is going to change drastically forever (and for the good!) I have a newfound appreciation for every moment with my hubby alone as we inch towards the due date. As far as little things I do for myself, I’ll see what really matters to me when the little one actually arrives!

  96. Annette L

    October 5th, 2017 at 5:06 pm

    man, making breakfast and sitting down to eat it, rather than scarfing it down on over the sink. it’s not even that hard to do!

  97. Nicole

    October 5th, 2017 at 5:09 pm

    Bravo reality tv is my escape!! And I appreciate time spent with my husband so much more now. Even if it’s just a whispered conversation while she’s napping on one of us!

  98. Erin

    October 5th, 2017 at 5:27 pm

    One good cup of coffee. And an Episode of Project Runway. 🙂

  99. Karli

    October 5th, 2017 at 5:28 pm

    I let myself binge on a whole season of Call the Midwife (and try not to feel silly for all the tears I shed) and be reminded that life is beautiful especially when we love and appreciate the little things in life.
    I have a new appreciation for simple moments of bliss. My 2 yr old neice reminded me of this last week. She loves swings and will throw her head back and close her eyes and smile while swinging at the park.

  100. Amanda W

    October 5th, 2017 at 5:40 pm

    Expecting my first babe any day (sitting at 3 days overdue), and appreciate each of the minor moments I have alone to reflect and contemplate the amazing change that’s coming. I’m also so grateful to my support system (husband, parents, in-laws, friends and coworkers) who really have my back. Every day that ticks by gives me more appreciation and love for every incredible single mother out there.

  101. Alison

    October 5th, 2017 at 5:42 pm

    Take a walk or workout, even if it is just for 20 minutes. A little exercise always lifts my spirits.

  102. Jen

    October 5th, 2017 at 5:45 pm

    Expecting first baby in January. So right now just in “me time” mode. Lots of gym classes, snuggle time on the couch, movies out, etc. I definitely have a new appreciation for my own Mom and Grandma.

  103. Jacqueline

    October 5th, 2017 at 6:03 pm

    Meditation in the mornings! Even waking up five minutes earlier than “usual” is helpful to center me before my crazy day of dealing with middle school students and then with my sweet/crazy two-year-old when I get home.

  104. Amber Penney

    October 5th, 2017 at 6:13 pm

    Working a full time job and being a new mom, it has been challenging trying to find a “new normal” for me. I am a type A personality and always have struggled to let things just be-I.e leave the sink filled with dishes or not read that last email that just popped up in my inbox at work at the end of the day. So what I do is just steal 15 minutes out of the day to read a poem, enjoy a nice glass of wine or simply just take a walk to reconnect with my self as a woman. The rush of the day can make you lose sight of what is important that taking time to focus on the little things such as the sound of my 8 month old’s precious giggle or a sweet peck on the cheek from my husband at the end of a long winded day makes it all worth it.

  105. Sara

    October 5th, 2017 at 6:14 pm

    Taking a hot bath with a cold drink; perfect homemade dinner; sleeping in until 8 am!!

  106. Jen

    October 5th, 2017 at 6:15 pm

    Make time to mediate…I’ve started doing it while nursing in the am! I also make sure to move my body whether it’s a walk or something else, it makes me feel much better, and it’s great for the babe, too. Finally, I use the 5-min journal app on my phone to stay positive and grateful for all I have!

  107. Andrea Leo

    October 5th, 2017 at 7:13 pm

    I start each day with a delicious chai latte. After powering through the morning I take sometime in the afternoon to relax and recharge. I end each evening with a long shower (love showers) and my kids have to go to Dad if they need anything at that time. It’s the little things.

  108. Sarah

    October 5th, 2017 at 7:14 pm

    A walk in the rain when it’s quiet out. Or maybe a nice glass of wine with a few pieces of chocolate. Yum.

  109. Stephanie Kirkland

    October 5th, 2017 at 7:15 pm

    I take a walk outside. Or I treat myself to breakfast and coffee from one of my favorite coffee shops. And on really hairy days, I take a bubble bath! 🌳☕🛀

  110. Carrie Fryman

    October 5th, 2017 at 7:18 pm

    I’ve been a mom for almost 4 weeks so I appreciate all the small things right now. Most of all, taking a shower and getting dressed in an outfit that makes me feel good and like myself. I’ve realized that taking just 10 minutes to get ready makes a world of difference in how I approach my day with the little one, even if I get spit up or pee on myself an hour later 🙂

  111. Jessica

    October 5th, 2017 at 7:19 pm

    Walking the dog while listening to my favorite audiobook (it’s great for the both of us) and ice cream. My husband works far away so I’ve learned to put down the phone and enjoy the moment when he’s home.

  112. Lindsay

    October 5th, 2017 at 7:20 pm

    A shower! I’ve developed a new appreciation for skincare and beauty products that feel indulgent and give me some much needed me time.

  113. Nina

    October 5th, 2017 at 7:25 pm

    If I’m having a rough day or week, I make an effort to take the long way home or a detour through a park. I do so, to clear my head and get some alone time with myself. It’s incredibly peaceful.

  114. Jess

    October 5th, 2017 at 8:04 pm

    Going to bed early. Waking up before the kids to start the day with intention. Letting my husband make the kids breakfast so I can take a shower and get ready before he leaves for the day. These are things I didn’t do for myself with my first or even second, but by my third, I have learned what a difference they make toward making me feel more human and ultimately a better mommy.

  115. Anne-Carlyle Hawes

    October 5th, 2017 at 8:23 pm

    I started taking baths!! Such a nice treat, I throw a face mask and read a book for 20 uninterrupted minutes. Unheard of.

  116. Erin

    October 5th, 2017 at 8:35 pm

    i take my dog for a long walk most mornings. It’s a nice way to clear my head and get some fresh air.

    I wasn’t good at taking time for myself during the first year of my son’s life, and I’m determined to be better about that after my next baby is born in March!

  117. Hannah G

    October 5th, 2017 at 8:50 pm

    I don’t get very much time for myself, but when I do, I like to go for a nice quiet walk by myself, or sit down with a good book and some ice cream.d

  118. erin

    October 5th, 2017 at 9:00 pm

    My quiet time: getting outside for a run without headphones. The sound of my footfalls + breath is meditative.

  119. Elizabeth

    October 5th, 2017 at 9:01 pm

    go to bed early! I have a new appreciation for quiet naps and an extra 10 minutes to read in bed.

  120. Liz

    October 5th, 2017 at 9:17 pm

    I just had my first baby two weeks ago and have come to appreciate what a gift a long shower is!

  121. Sara

    October 5th, 2017 at 10:07 pm

    My first is due in January and I can only anticipate all the things I will come to both miss & find a greater appreciation for. For the moment I’m finding pleasure in time spent reading, time spent in solitude and time spent talking “mom” with the mamas in my life.

  122. Christian

    October 5th, 2017 at 11:26 pm

    I run a bath, do a charcoal facemask from Beautycounter, light my eucalyptus candle and rest! That sounds like the best thing right now but instead we’re traveling and now dealing with a flat tire.. so curly fries will have to do!

  123. Katelyn Fehrenbach

    October 5th, 2017 at 11:41 pm

    I’ve gotten back into reading again. Actual full length novels! It’s so nice to be able to disappear into a good book!

  124. Gretchen Brant

    October 6th, 2017 at 12:25 am

    I reward myself by watching my daughter’s belly as my granddaughter grows inside her. Just as I felt a whole new kind of love break open inside me when I first saw my daughter’s face, I am feeling a new level of love and respect for my daughter and, finally, a feeling of pride in the mothering I provided her.

  125. Hermine

    October 6th, 2017 at 12:30 am

    I truly appreciate those me moments. It can be a good book, or a music talking to my heart, early morning walk, or a herbal tea in the evening. It is time for thinking and dreaming.

  126. Carolyn

    October 6th, 2017 at 5:37 am

    Escape with a cup of tea to a quiet room with a lock and enjoy 20 minutes of peace!

  127. Holly

    October 6th, 2017 at 5:46 am

    My cup of peppermint tea at night!

  128. Gabriella

    October 6th, 2017 at 6:01 am

    My first born is three weeks old and my partner is had to head out of town for the next two months for work. Single parenting is hard, especially at this age when you are your baby’s world.

    I have a new appareciation for getting to do basic things like shower and enjoy a cup of coffee in the morning without breastfeeding. I love motherhood so far, and it’s taught me so much about not being selfish and caring for another human. But it’s also beautifully hard work. Work that makes your heart grow.

  129. Amy

    October 6th, 2017 at 6:06 am

    I wasn’t very good with self-care with my first, and, boy, did it show. Now that I’m expecting my second in April, I’m determined to take time for myself. Reading, solo trips out of the house, hot baths, lighting a good candle, and time with my husband all fill me up.

  130. Emma

    October 6th, 2017 at 6:53 am

    I’m due with my first this December. What I am appreciating now, before things chg age are long, uninterrupted showers and Saturday sleep-ins plus pancakes with my husband.

  131. Katie E.

    October 6th, 2017 at 7:24 am

    Most Tuesday nights a few fellow Mom friends and I have a chill girls night, and for the most part we don’t talk about kids! Ahhh, those nights keep me sane. 👍🏻

  132. Ana J

    October 6th, 2017 at 7:33 am

    I’m actually entering for my best friend who is 6 months pregnant with her first baby. I can only imagine the little moments of zen she could have with these items!

  133. Amanda

    October 6th, 2017 at 7:35 am

    As a first time mom to be I’ve learned a whole new definition of self-care. Mainly naps when I need them and to not stress over every little thing (too much!)

  134. Annie

    October 6th, 2017 at 7:52 am

    Little things I do for me include bullet journaling, capsule wardrobe-ing, and buying the occasional pastry. 😇

  135. Amanda

    October 6th, 2017 at 7:58 am

    It’s the little things in life. Finding the time to take an extra long shower and wash my hair thoroughly (and use conditioner!) I try and do this once a week to have complete me time with two littles running around. I have an absolute new appreciation for my husband. He encourages me to take time for myself, even if only for 10 minutes!

  136. Kelly S

    October 6th, 2017 at 8:26 am

    Since being a mom, I have learned to appreciate a Friday night in with a slice of homemade pizza in my hand (and maybe a cocktail as well :).

  137. Renee

    October 6th, 2017 at 8:28 am

    I’ll be having my 3rd boy in December! These days I just try to grab as many naps as I can. Any extra sleep is like heaven.

  138. Amanda U

    October 6th, 2017 at 9:30 am

    I love to watch trashy TV with a glass of wine.

  139. Hannah S

    October 6th, 2017 at 9:40 am

    I like to watch Friends and drink warm milk ( something that’s weird, but reminds me of my childhood:).

  140. Mary Sumption

    October 6th, 2017 at 9:47 am

    I take a nice hot bath – with a lavender candle burning and a small glass of red wine nearby 🙂

  141. Kelly Drummond

    October 6th, 2017 at 10:04 am

    I recently splurged on nice skin care products for the first time, so every time I use them is like a treat. Lately I have been appreciating the rain in MI, such a dry summer! And the sound on the roof is cozy 🙂

  142. Lindsey

    October 6th, 2017 at 10:08 am

    Warm bath with candles burning 🙂

  143. Caroline Royce

    October 6th, 2017 at 12:20 pm

    Pretty much any time now I can get a Starbucks, I do get a Starbucks. I also love pedicures. Even if I don’t need one, I love sitting in a chair for an hour with a coffee getting my feet scrubbed.

  144. Vania

    October 6th, 2017 at 1:00 pm

    Simple pleasures as a first time mom: watching Netflix with hubby after babe is asleep, running errands alone, and lazy Sundays at home with the whole family.

  145. Kimmy

    October 6th, 2017 at 1:06 pm

    Ok ok I confess. After a long and hectic day I like to relax and unwind with a bar of very dark chocolate and a dessert wine. PURE BLISS! What a fantastic prize pack. I would be over the moon thrilled to win this! Thank you so very much for the chance to win!

  146. Leslie Harris

    October 6th, 2017 at 1:39 pm

    I take long morning walks and listen to podcasts or just walk with my own thoughts (the baby comes along, but sleeps the whole time). I follow it up with a nice, warm shower.

  147. Jillian

    October 6th, 2017 at 2:42 pm

    One of my absolute favorite things to do is to turn the bathroom lights off, take a hand towel into a hot shower and wrap it around my neck while listening to relaxing music. It turns an average shower into a mini spa session.

  148. Stephanie

    October 6th, 2017 at 4:51 pm

    I try to take a hot bath after putting baby to bed. It always relaxes and centers me.

  149. Jade Sheldon

    October 6th, 2017 at 5:22 pm

    I go to cryotherapy. It’s a life changing experience especially if you are like me & battle an autoimmune disease

  150. natalie

    October 6th, 2017 at 7:59 pm

    I’m trying to get into this self care routine BUT IT’S SO HARD TO STICK WITH IT. If I’m lucky and it’s not exceptionally late, I’ll catch up on my writing and reading or at least put a face mask on (and inevitably fall asleep with it on!)

  151. Colleen Klaszus

    October 6th, 2017 at 10:37 pm

    Walking or biking to and from work is how I look after myself. It gets me out of the headache of traffic and gives me a little time to myself. It’s a relief to demands except getting from A to B.

  152. Senia Ezekoye

    October 6th, 2017 at 11:44 pm

    I appreciate candles. Their scent add a calming presence to the craziness of motherhood!

  153. Ali

    October 6th, 2017 at 11:47 pm

    As a first time Mama, I am super grateful for getting into my pajamas early and having clean sheets often. I love that first cup of coffee in the morning (it means getting up before my babe but it’s worth it!) but equally love when she seems me first thing in the morning and my heart is full. As silly as it sounds, I really enjoy getting my hair done (even just cut!)… scalp massage and all ❤️ Those things feel like treasures!

  154. manda

    October 7th, 2017 at 12:40 am

    A great cup of coffee and a little time to enjoy it at a coffee shop is how I treat myself.

  155. Silje T

    October 7th, 2017 at 2:41 am

    A long shower,coffee and chocolate:-) Also a trip to the hair dresser!

  156. Mollie

    October 7th, 2017 at 5:59 am

    As a Mom of a two week old, I’m still trying to figure out how and when to carve out that me time. So far, a hot shower with the door shut is just what I need. I have a new appreciation for fresh hot coffee!

  157. Marissa Coren

    October 7th, 2017 at 7:15 am

    I indulge! 😉

  158. Ruchi

    October 7th, 2017 at 7:20 am

    I’ve new aspiration for these 3 things: meditating every evening post hectic days of work with a scented candle, having my husband-made latte, and time for those long heart to heart FaceTime chats with family in a different country ❤️

  159. Ms. Mac

    October 7th, 2017 at 7:26 am

    Some quiet time sitting outside with my dog. Watching the trees change color in the morning. Good tea. Not stressing about folding laundry is a big one, too.

  160. Kate

    October 7th, 2017 at 8:10 am

    I try to do as many little things for myself as possible! Put on that face mask while I fold laundry. Sit on the front step for five minutes before coming inside. Every little action makes such a difference.

  161. Claire

    October 7th, 2017 at 9:44 am

    We just found out that we’re expecting #2 and I’m equal parts exhilierated and completely terrified. Getting in a workout is important to me because it clears my head and honeatly makes me a better mom! But I also enjoy a good glass of red wine (oh, how I miss that!) and eating delicious food! It’s all about balance!

  162. Joanna

    October 7th, 2017 at 9:55 am

    If the weather is nice, I grab a book and read and drink coffee outside in the hammock in the morning. It’s a great way to start the day and assures I get some me time in the best way possible. After my baby was born last year, I also appreciated time to have a hot shower and someone to hold him so I could pee on my own. I’ve come a long way!

  163. Bridgette

    October 7th, 2017 at 10:03 am

    I recently rediscovered the beauty of chai tea. I sip it while I nurse my littlest.

  164. Steff

    October 7th, 2017 at 11:47 am

    I have great appreciation for time to read, hot coffee, a run…and red wine!

  165. Meg

    October 7th, 2017 at 12:00 pm

    I have a new appreciation for quiet. To treat myself, I try to meditate or just sit quietly before bedtime. It doesn’t always happen, but when it does it helps me sleep and shake off the noise of the day!

  166. Emily

    October 7th, 2017 at 12:57 pm

    If I’ve had a long day I’ll try to do a face mask at night before bed 🙂

  167. Courtney

    October 7th, 2017 at 4:09 pm

    Baths! It’s amazing what 10 to 15 minutes away from the girls can do for my mood. If I can add a face mask, I’m halfway to a restorative day at the spa. Given all the horrible events of the past few weeks, honestly, I’ve been especially appreciative of having a healthy and safe family. I couldn’t ask for more!

  168. Stefanie G

    October 7th, 2017 at 4:24 pm

    I make sure to fit in a workout during the day because I know it helps me relieve stress! I also like to have a little bit of me time by watching my favorite shows before I fall asleep!

  169. Carla C

    October 7th, 2017 at 5:57 pm

    I appreciate a good set of sheets.I like to relax and drink a cup of coffee before I go to work.

  170. Rachel

    October 7th, 2017 at 7:19 pm

    Exercising has been one of the major things that kept me sane this year. It gave me a chance to get out of the house and clear my head and made me feel more like myself. Being by myself (whether it’s been a solo trip to the grocery store or even a doctor appointment) has also been oddly therapeutic!

  171. Heather

    October 7th, 2017 at 7:24 pm

    I wake up early and drink my coffee by candlelight, before anyone else wakes.

  172. Carolina Portales

    October 8th, 2017 at 9:27 am

    For me time I do a little Salsa dancing -in Zumba – yes with 20 other excited women and an instructor! In between slow down I go through 2 or 3 things in my head that I’m grateful for.
    I have a new appreciation for my strong willed 7 year old now that I run out the door to work at 6 a.m. I miss my kids when I don’t see them in the morning.

  173. Patti

    October 8th, 2017 at 10:15 am

    I treasure moments of total silence, where all I do is breathe.

  174. Alicia. List

    October 8th, 2017 at 2:12 pm

    This is so sweet. I like to “indulge” in taking baths. I’ve even splurged on some shea moisture bubble bath. For some reason my grimmey ol tub feels like a scared hot spring away from the world. Also I’ve given myself permission to get dressed LOL. But really like to get all dressed up for me and no one else. And man! I wish I had done that before having kids, like it’s okay to feel good about yourself. Sometimes it’s these real little things that we take for granted.

  175. Sloane

    October 8th, 2017 at 2:18 pm

    I have a new appreciation for a bedtime routine. Getting good quality sleep is so important as I prepare for motherhood and still take care of other peoples kiddos daily at work.

  176. Stephanie

    October 8th, 2017 at 3:01 pm

    I’m attending a women’s retreat next weekend. I’m super excited!

  177. Allison

    October 8th, 2017 at 4:41 pm

    I have a new appreciation for reading after my son goes to sleep. He is two now and for the first two years I just went to sleep when he did but that new window of time has really allowed more opportunities for me-time.

  178. bethany

    October 8th, 2017 at 4:52 pm

    i appreciate the chance to get out of the house for a coffee run (even if it’s only for a few minutes), the feel of clean sheets on my bed and the time i get to read a good book during nap time or after my daughter goes to sleep. it really is the little things! 🙂

  179. Mun

    October 8th, 2017 at 7:06 pm

    Slowing down and enjoying the little mundane things in life

  180. Ashley Bennett

    October 8th, 2017 at 10:40 pm

    I’m 7 months pregnant now and just trying to soak up every moment getting ready for this sweet boy to join us. I love sitting with my hand on my belly feeling him kick and stockpiling as much rest as possible!

  181. Rebecca

    October 8th, 2017 at 11:05 pm

    A cuppa in the morning and a hot bath every night.

  182. Elizabeth W

    October 8th, 2017 at 11:10 pm

    I definitely appreciate the gym much more! My time to get away and clear my head.

  183. Kelly D

    October 9th, 2017 at 8:47 am

    I appreciation nature walks and the mornings that I get a little extra sleep.

  184. Colleen

    October 9th, 2017 at 8:56 am

    I’m a true introvert, so I take time to be completely alone by myself, make myself a cup of tea, light a fancy candle (I used to hoard and save them, for no reason!) and read some library books and magazines. Lately, I have a new appreciation for saying no to commitments that I just don’t to go to…and I don’t feel bad about it!!

  185. Em Mahr

    October 9th, 2017 at 9:38 am

    I take 10 minutes each day to just sit in the quiet end reflect on the day. I try hard to focus on all the positive things that happened, and not all the things I still need to do. I have a new appreciation for my friends. I recently went through some tough times and my friends were really there to support me.

  186. PriscillaL

    October 9th, 2017 at 10:21 am

    On Saturdays if we don’t have a kid planned event. I get up two hours early to watch my guilty pleasure shows on the DVR while drinking a cup of coffee.

  187. Melanie

    October 9th, 2017 at 10:52 am

    As a Mom of a 1 year old my routines have changed by I try to have a few indulgences every day. Every night we take a bath together but once she is all washed up my husband comes to get her, gets her the rest of the way ready for bed – I jack up the temp of the water and just zen out for 20 minutes before doing my lotion routine solo. There are days where i’m counting down the minutes til this time. Also. I have a newfound appreciation for my steaming hot cup (or 3) of coffee in the morning.

  188. molly

    October 9th, 2017 at 11:32 am

    This looks too dreamy and as an expecting first-time mom, the idea of getting in a little self care now while I can is perfect.

  189. Preeti

    October 9th, 2017 at 7:58 pm

    On Sunday mornings I get up early and leave the house to grab a cup of tea.

  190. Mariane

    October 9th, 2017 at 11:40 pm

    Time with my partner alone. Honestly, even if we are both home all day it becomes all about the baby and no time for us. Trying to get alone time with my husband and doing some things we love have been the goal. Like bubble bath, cooking, having a morning coffee together. Awesome promotion! I am so excited!

  191. Hayley

    October 10th, 2017 at 7:35 am

    I have a new appreciation for having luxurious leisure time because it’s such a rarity these days (whether that’s reading before bed, watching a TV show by myself, going shopping by myself, etc.). But one of the things I do for myself is I get up early on Saturday mornings and go to a class I like at the gym, then to the farmers market, and to a bakery to get some coffee and breakfast treats to take home. It’s so nice!

  192. Marty C

    October 10th, 2017 at 11:48 am

    I splurged on a Kindle Fire. It’s backlit, so I can read under the covers after everyone else has gone to sleep. It’s just as much fun as when I was a little kid with a book and a flashlight. The sleep deprivation is worth it — it’s about the only “me” time I get 🙂

  193. Judith

    October 10th, 2017 at 1:15 pm

    stretch in bed before getting up!

  194. Denyalle

    October 10th, 2017 at 1:22 pm

    I shut myself in our office and either admire the things I’ve built in there, sit quietly and daydream/think about new projects, or work on a creative project. If it is nice enough out I’ll take at least 10 minutes to work on my current garage project or garden project.

  195. Jacki

    October 10th, 2017 at 2:26 pm

    Use Duolingo to brush up on my French, take the dogs for a hike in the woods, or read every morning with a glass of tea

  196. Stephanie Walls

    October 10th, 2017 at 3:58 pm

    Little things I do for myself include making a list of things I need to do, picking out an outfit for the next day, small things like that! I have a new appreciation for my new little fan that blows cool air in front of me while I lay in bed! Hope I win! Thanks for the chance!

  197. Leigh

    October 10th, 2017 at 9:26 pm

    It is cliche but a nice hot bath.

  198. Anna

    October 11th, 2017 at 4:07 am

    I don’t have a lot of time or space to take care of myself these days but I try to take pleasure and peace in the small things – enjoying one quite sip of cinnamon tea while I start my day, laying down with my 5 month old to nurse him to sleep or rocking out to a good tune in my 5′ commute to work. Every little bit counts. ❤️

  199. Pauline L @paulineonpaper (IG)

    October 11th, 2017 at 9:04 am

    I just ended my year-long maternity leave and entering the “working mama” transition phase. Days have been hectic (almost as hectic as having a newborn baby all over again), but I do find space for the little things. Brewing my cup of coffee in the morning before my husband and baby wake up. Getting to dim the lights and shut my office door so I can pump and listen to piano music. And of course, the moment when I get to pick up my son and take him home.

  200. sharon

    October 11th, 2017 at 12:05 pm

    the little things i do to indulge myself is curl with a good book and cup of tea while a candle is burning. thanks for hosting the giveaway 🙂

  201. nancy

    October 11th, 2017 at 12:30 pm

    Pretty toes after a relaxing pedicure always makes me feel happy.

  202. Michelle J.

    October 11th, 2017 at 3:35 pm

    I take baths and read good books!

  203. Dawn

    October 11th, 2017 at 5:36 pm

    Reading a magazine in the quiet house for a few minutes after my daughter goes to sleep!

  204. Kelly M.

    October 11th, 2017 at 6:09 pm

    I used to take my simple beauty routine (washing my face, showering, etc.), but now it’s a simple time for self care!

  205. Linda

    October 11th, 2017 at 7:12 pm

    I like to take a walk outdoors by myself in the evening.

  206. Sarah

    October 11th, 2017 at 7:33 pm

    I take long walks and cook – both relax me and make me feel content. I’m currently expecting my first baby and I have come to appreciate the calm downtime at home – I used to always have to be active and doing something, so it’s quite a change of pace for me, but I’m wholeheartedly embracing it.

  207. Aileen

    October 11th, 2017 at 7:39 pm

    Run. I may have gotten slower post baby but I really appreciate my time to myself and am so thankful for my husband who supports my me-time.

  208. megan

    October 11th, 2017 at 8:52 pm

    Write in my journal! Read Bon Appetite magazine. Eat popcorn.

  209. Erin M

    October 11th, 2017 at 10:13 pm

    Every so often my husband and son go out to eat and I stay home and take a long bath with a bath bomb.

  210. Amber Hensley

    October 11th, 2017 at 11:09 pm

    I LOve having some “Me” time and cuddling up with a great book for some little relaxation time. I have a whole new appreciation as a new mom for bubble baths 😉

  211. Eileen Boyce

    October 11th, 2017 at 11:41 pm

    I take hot baths alone.

  212. Ashley B

    October 11th, 2017 at 11:47 pm

    I have a heated blanket only on my side of the bed. My husband sleeps hot, but I am perpetually cold. I turn it on an hour before bed and the sheets are so warm when I get in. Turn off the blanket for the rest of the night and sleep like a baby.

  213. Amy

    October 12th, 2017 at 10:38 am

    intentionally enjoying nature while on a dog walk- even if it’s just appreciating the crunchy leaves while taking him on a quick potty break!

  214. Lisa

    October 12th, 2017 at 3:18 pm

    I try and have me time by catching up on my shows and having a nice cup of tea.

  215. Chana

    October 12th, 2017 at 5:36 pm

    Going to the gym by myself a few times a week while my husband watches my son is so important for my wellbeing.

  216. Trisha Musgrave

    October 12th, 2017 at 7:37 pm

    I normally reserve the time after the kids go to bed for me. Even if that means not doing a thing but watching my favorite show. I find it makes me a much better momma!

  217. Kelsey vinson

    October 12th, 2017 at 8:38 pm

    I indulge myself with my hobbies.

  218. Jess

    October 12th, 2017 at 10:23 pm

    In a season where sleep is cherished, it can be hard to wake up early, but when I can get up before the rest of my house and have a cup of coffee, fill out my gratitude/prayer journals and do a devo. Those are mornings I feel like I can take on the world. Maybe I’ll have another one of those some day soon ☺️

  219. Rachel

    October 13th, 2017 at 10:19 am

    As a new Mom of a 12 week old, I have a new appreciation for eating meals at a relaxed pace and drinking my coffee while it’s still hot! I’ve been meditating for at least a few minutes each day while my little one naps which helps bring a sense of calm.

  220. Mary

    October 13th, 2017 at 11:00 am

    I’m a new mom from a newly adopted 3 year old daughter. I’m overwhelmed all the time and the biggest rest for me is just having some mommy/daughter bonding time. We are getting our nails done this weekend and she couldn’t be more excited. Always makes me know whatever the challenge, she’s worth it.

  221. Shawnee

    October 13th, 2017 at 4:01 pm

    Love this! A couple things I’m loving for self care are going to sleep at a decent hour – no phone between getting ready and laying in bed is important too. For too long I had a bad habit of going to bed late and feeling not rested so I’m happy to have made the effort to change it. Also, I do face masks at least two times a week. Xo

  222. Mellssa

    October 14th, 2017 at 12:09 am

    I started doing my daily workouts again, and let me tell you with 2 kids (2.5yrs & 2mo) this is a luxury. And indulging on about an hour of Instagram at night after everyone’s asleep! I adore my babies and this time just reminds me that I have all day for love and okay and snuggles, but sometimes mama just needs a little zoning out stres free time 💕

  223. Dawn Renee

    October 14th, 2017 at 11:26 pm

    As with most of us, not nearly enough. My self care has been on the back burner for far too long due to others needs. I am making a appointment with myself this week for a home gel mani and facial!

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