While we all scramble for those last minute gifts for mom—that beautiful, strong, devoted woman who gave you life—I had a different question on my mind. A question that invokes the inner spirit of who mom is, and who she hopes to become in the next month, year, decade. I’ve reached out to the members of our Hot Mom Spa Squad to find the answer—not what they want from YOU for Mother’s Day (that’s a Spa & Wellness Gift Card by Spa Week, of course!)… But:
What me-time promise for health and vitality will you give YOURSELF as a gift this Mother’s Day?
Roll call! Here’s what our Hot Moms had to say:
To log off social networks and the internet by 7pm each night to help me better unwind and sleep more soundly each night. –Shannon Nelson, agirlsgottaspa.com
I just finished a FAB 21 day detox cleanse and lost 10 pounds and then I bought a package of Power Pilates classes to ensure I get my butt to pilates 3x/week over the next 3 months :-)–Romy Schorr, RomyRaves.com
I’m giving myself permission to prune my professional offers. In other words, I may have taken something on expecting to be able to manage it, but when it feels like it’s just too much, I’m deciding to be okay with saying that I will no longer manage this thing. My emotional wellness comes first! –Akilah S. Richards, www.execumama.com
I’m buying myself a new camera and tablet this Mother’s Day so I can get work done more efficiently and have more time to relax! –Chelsea Day, somedayilllearn.com
My me-time promise for health and vitality that I’m giving myself a gift this Mother’s Day is a full out of pampering session just for me! I’m looking forward to my massage, haircut, mani & pedi and I will be looking good with my family this Mother’s Day! –Debra Rutt, TheHarriedMom.com
I am making an appointment for a facial and I simply can’t wait! This is the ultimate me-time, no kids, relaxation and healthy skin! –Deanna Underwood, mommyGAGA.com
My me-time promise is to remember to take some me-time in the first place. I’m making a promise to myself to get more rest and to make sure I get some time to myself each week so I can be a better me. This may or may not include regular pedicures. I wrote about that promise here. –Jenny Gill, nycjenny.com
The biggest gift I am giving myself is permission to delegate some of my responsibilities. I am currently finishing my first book, rebranding myself/my business, and building a new website and being a control-freak do-it-yourselfer, it is very hard for me to ask for help and also trust that other people can do something to my specifications as well as I can, in the time I need it done by. So I have begun working with a fabulous book editor and have entrusted my new site to a web designer/developer so I can stop feeling guilty for taking an evening off to catch up on my DVR and spend at least one weekend day doing nothing but playing with my kids. –Rachael Pontillo, holisticallyhaute.com
For Mother’s Day this year, I plan on giving myself some much-needed spa time. I have gift cards racked up for spa services! Getting away and actually using them is on my list of “gifts” I’d like to treat myself to this year. –Sondra Drahos, happyhealthyhip.com/blog
I will make time to meditate/pray/read devotions every day, even if I have to lock myself in the bathroom to do it! –Bekah, motherhood-moment.blogspot.com
I promise continue my Weight Watchers and fitness plan to meet my goal. –Nicole Kempka, redlotusmama.com
This Mother’s Day I am taking a great blog trip with 24 of my favorite friends to Destin! We are giving ourselves the gift of friendship, fun, and TIME OFF from our families so we can energize. –Trisha Haas, momdot.com
The “me time” promise I give myself this Mothers Day is the ability to unwind and de-stress at the end of the day. A mom’s to-do list is never-ending, and sometimes you need to tell yourself it is okay to leave the rest until tomorrow. I love relaxing in a nice bubble bator treating myself to a pedicure!
As moms, we are under a lot of pressure to go-go-go and do-do-do for our families all the time. It’s important, however, to take time to ourselves so we can be the best moms we can be. So, this year I will make time for: hikes to connect with Mother Nature, Pilates classes as a commitment to my physical health, chats with my girlfriends for my mental health, and the occasional ultimate treat—a spa day just for me! –Colleen Lanin, travelmamas.com
I promise to give my body a total makeover with Bikram Yoga this Mother’s Day…since giving birth to my son over three months ago, I have neglected my body but, for the sake of my kids, husband and sanity, I say no more! So vowing to be healthy, will make me one happy mom and wife. Gina Pompono, MommyPosh.com
My gift is to always embrace Skincare Sunday. Skincare Sunday is for that little bit of extra time that most have on this day to use for caring for themselves, including their skin. It makes for the perfect me-time. #SkincareSunday – it’s not just a Twitter movement that’s spread across the world, it can be your reality. –Ava Roxanne, SpaTravelGal.com
I’ve got FOUR teenagers (Triplets + 1, all born within a year) so I’m one really tense mom 365 days per year — though I do love and adore my darlings they are a bit challenging at this stage. For Mother’s Day I will treat myself to a full body massage and margaritas afterward with another
equally haggard mother friend. –Janis Brett Elspas, MommyBlogExpert.com
DAILY Me Time: Healthy eating, yoga, at least 10 minutes of meditation.
WEEKLY Me Time: Mani/ Pedi, a date with myself, window shopping for inspiration.
MONTHLY Me Time: A Facial, Bodywrap and/ or Reflexology.
Big promises, but I make big promises to everyone else in my life. Why not me?
– Ruth Staiman, Fashion Office