Self-Care for Moms

Self-care is hard to come by these days – we’ve all survived a year in a global pandemic, and everyone needs to take some time for self-care, whether you are a mom, or not! Working moms and stay-at-home moms need to take time for themselves, so they can refill their tank. The lines are blurred with kids though, and sometimes just doing simple errands or every day chores can be considered self-care. Spoiler alert! Those items are not self-care, those are things that other people get to do every day for themselves without even thinking twice about it.

I hope that all moms out there were able to practice some self-care this Mother’s Day, and every day after that.


What self care for moms isn’t:

  • Going to the grocery store or running errands alone
  • Taking a shower
  • Going to the bathroom alone
  • Returning texts or emails on your phone while your child watches cartoons
  • Going through the Starbucks drive through with (or even without) a crying toddler

What self care for moms is:

  • Going for a leisurely stroll through Target with no list and no budget
  • Relaxing in the bath
  • Watching True Crime on the big TV (you know, the one that usually has cartoons on it)
  • Putting on a face mask and setting that 20 minute timer without interruption
  • Exercising, and being able to take an uninterrupted shower afterwards
  • Hiring a babysitter, so that you can relax without guilt

2 Player Games – for your purse!

A few months ago, I posted about 2 player board games at home. Now that the pandemic quarantine time is coming to an end (thank you, science!), I have some recommendations for 2 player games that you can keep in your purse.

Pre-Theo, Matt and I used to go out on Saturday or Sunday afternoons and hang out at a bar for a few hours, eating and drinking and playing games. Now that we can safely leave our homes again, I look forward to having a babysitter come over while we reinstate our old traditions.


Yatzhee: the classic dice rolling game! All you need are 5 dice in your purse and your cell phone! This app is what we use for scorekeeping, and it is so easy and fun. Quite possibly the best $0.99 I have ever spent!

Hive: this game is a little bit like chess, but much more whimsical. Each piece is a different bug, and each bug has a different type of movement that they can do. It comes with a convenient little carrying case to keep in your purse!

Love Letters: this is a quick and easy card game that comes in a compact pouch. It’s a pretty simple game (think a more advanced version of Go Fish!), and you can play with up to 4 players with the original set.


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my bedtime must-haves

Bedtime is my absolute, favorite time of every day. Matt laughs at me, because sometimes I get in bed and squeal because I just love bed so much. Here are some of my favorite items that make bedtime that much more enjoyable for me.


Flippy Pillow: this pillow is the best! I often watch TV on my iPad while laying in bed, and I use this pillow to prop up my tablet. It’s cute to look at, soft, and flips around so it can accommodate watching from any angle!

Bluetooth Headphones/Headband: these headphones have been a game changer. I also have AirPods, but you can’t wear them at night since they fall out! The last thing I want to do is lose an AirPod in bed (I have once, but it turns out it was actually just in the charging case LOL, whoops). I listen to Peloton meditations and audiobooks on Audible to help me fall asleep.

Revision Youthfull Lip Replenisher: this is the best ever lip mask. I only wear it at night because it is VERY sticky. But it is effective. I hardly ever have to wear chapstick during the day. It probably sounds a little crazy, but I actually crave this stuff on my lips before I go to sleep! Even just typing about it now makes me want to put some on.

Kitsch Scrunchies: with the CPAP mask I chose, it feels best to have my hair up in a topknot while I have my mask on. These scrunchies are really comfortable, and they are terry cloth, so if you put your hair up wet, it helps absorb some of the water overnight. I can’t say that my hair looks cute when I take it out of the scrunchie, but it’s effective!

Kyte Adult Blanket: this blanket is a major splurge, but I love it. It’s so warm but lightweight. We keep our bedroom pretty cold, and some nights all I need is this blanket on to keep me warm. It is huge for one person (queen sized) and so soft. I have to have it to sleep now!


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