Hi Friends! I can’t believe it’s almost Mother’s Day. I feel like I blinked, and we went from the winter that won’t end to long warm days that call for porch sittin’ and iced tea. You won’t hear this gal complain! But I do need to get in gear and start thinking about all things spring – décor refresh, getting the backyard ready for BBQs and most importantly, Mother’s Day gifts!
This will be my second Mother’s Day as a mama. I remember the first time I felt like a mom. It wasn’t when I gave birth, or when I was struggling to learn to nurse. It was when I was pushing her stroller for the first time around our farm and it didn’t feel quite natural then. Now, the stroller is like my third appendage.
My daughter is amazing – the best thing to ever happen to me. She’s a mover and a shaker. She’s going to move mountains and do great things, but this girl DOES NOT STOP. This little sweet 22-month-old girl of mine has me running ragged these days (teething doesn’t help either).
So, this Mother’s Day is all about self-care and a little self-indulgence. I spent the first 18 months of E’s life totally immersed into being her mom, working my full-time job and volunteering. I remember looking in the mirror and not recognizing the person (or the body) I was seeing. I’m sure most moms feel this way too.
In January I promised myself to be the best version of me that I could be for my daughter. And in this season of my life, it means taking a step back, slowing down and taking better care of myself. Because I can’t be the best version of myself for my family without taking a little time for me. Sometimes I only get that time when I wake up extra early in the morning before E does, or I squeeze it in when she’s napping, but it’s crucial to fill you up– because you can’t pour from an empty cup!
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I have rounded up perfect Mother’s Day gifts that help to recharge and that any mama would enjoy. Because who doesn’t need a little pampering?!
// 1. FabFitFun Box Subscription // 2. Le Creuset Dutch Oven // 3. Waffle Robe // 4. Leather Tote // 5. Initial Disc Necklace // 6. L’Occitane Shea Butter Discovery Kit // 7. Insulated Beverage Canteen & Stemless Wine Glass Set // 8. Agate Cheese Board // 9. Wine Club Subscription // 10. S’well Stainless Steel Water Bottle // 11. Fitbit Alta HR // 12. Day Designer Daily Planner (Academic Year) // 13. Flowers // 14. Cabarita Mugs // 15. Ninja Coffee Makers //