It’s May at last, which means a lot of things. Spring is in full swing and the flowers are blooming, school will be wrapping up soon, and Mother’s Day is right around the corner. Moms deserve to be celebrated every day of the year, but taking one day to focus on nothing else is always worth the effort. If you’re a mother yourself, you know just how much your job is equal parts hard and rewarding, so take this opportunity to give yourself a pat on the back! While you’re at it, you can use these ideas to treat yourself this year in honor of Mother’s Day! You’ve earned a little self care and celebration.
Spend Time with Your Mom Friends
Between all of your busy schedules, you probably don’t hang out with your other friends who are mothers as often as any of you would like. Take the excuse of Mother’s Day to spend an afternoon with each other, catching up, trading stories, and enjoying time spent together with your favorite ladies. You can meet up with each other for a pampering mani-pedi, or grab a tasty brunch at a local spot like The Pancake Farm in Ephrata, which boasts unique dishes like stuffed french toast and peach crumb pie pancakes!
Treat Yourself to a Drink
Being a mom can be stressful at times, so indulge in a glass or two of wine– we won’t tell! In Berks County you’re surrounded by fantastic wineries where you can grab a bottle of your favorite, or even spend an afternoon at a tasting or tour if you like! We recommend the Folino Estate in Kutztown, where you can find creative goodies like sangria kits and enjoy a delicious meal alongside your wine at their tasting lounge.
Breathe in a Sweet Scent
Besides being a relaxing and indulgent way to treat yourself, using scents in your daily life can be a great way to experience the beneficial effects of aromatherapy! Relax with soothing lavender, increase your energy with peppermint, or boost your mood with citrus. Colonial Candles in Reading, PA sells plenty of candles and soaps that make the perfect little present to yourself, letting you fill your space with good smells and good vibes this Mother’s Day!
Enjoy Your Old Pastimes
As much as being a mother is a joyous experience, it inevitably means that you will change a lot as a person, and sometimes it can be hard to say goodbye to the woman you used to be. Instead of letting yourself be weighed down by that sadness, use opportunities like the holiday of Mother’s Day to make a little room in your life to celebrate the person you were before you became a mom. For example, if you used to be a movie buff that loved an afternoon at the theater but you just don’t have the time anymore, take yourself out for a little solo date and enjoy your old hobby! Fox Theaters in Wyomissing, PA is a great spot to catch all the latest films, and they have a cocktail bar and available heated reclining seats!
Last but not least, this Mother’s Day, take a little time to appreciate yourself. You’re amazing! Being a mother is an incredibly difficult and important job, and it’s moms that make the world go around. Raising your children can take up almost all of your time and energy, but you deserve to spend a moment for yourself, being proud of the wonderful person that you are.
Happy Mother’s Day from all of us here at Renewed Vitality! Remember to check in at our blog to hear what else we have to say about women’s health and wellness.