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I am a mom of three. To say I am tired is an understatement. But I’ve managed. I’ve managed to give myself regular blowouts, pedicures, manicures, etc. I’ve managed to regularly go to yoga, all while serving as the Beauty & Style Editor for Modern Brown Girl, working as a makeup artist three days a week, working a few side projects here and there while maintaining a home. How do I do this without giving into exhaustion? I make it a priority because self-care is important. When I feel good, I get more done so when asked about “me time” and why it is important for moms, I always say, you get more done when you feel good. I thought this would be a wonderful time to encourage other moms to focus on themselves because a happy woman makes a wonderful mom. I like to have a few Mom-Care gift baskets for my fellow mamas including AVEENO® products from Walmart, perfect for birthdays, holidays, or just because ‘you just need it’.
Items to Include in your Mom Care Basket:
A relaxing candle.
I make aromatherapy candles and one of my favorite scents is Antique, a blend of frankincense, myrrh, and rose. I add a candle to every basket as a little wink from one tired mama to another to promote calmness and relaxation.
A good hair routine.
There have been moments that thanks to lack time, my hair has had to live in a bun since it hadn’t seen a trim in months. AVEENO PURE RENEWAL® Shampoo and Conditioner sulfate-free formulas help hair looking healthier and more full of life, making those moments in between trims shorter than they truly are. And it is completely ok to use for mamas who prefer to glam it up with hair color.
A good paddle brush makes a great gift and one you don’t have to share with the kiddos. Mamas can and should be selfish with the good stuff.
Nothing screams “me time” like quiet time to engage in non-kid related activities, like a good book or the latest beauty issue of your favorite magazine. Obviously, there is a theme here.
A smooth shave.
I hated shaving. Avoided it like the plague but, you know, a girl’s gotta do what a girl’s gotta do. But since I started using a safety razor instead of a disposable one, it has made my shave smoother and less prone to irritation.
Also, to save time AVEENO® POSITIVELY SMOOTH® Shave Gel actually allows you to shave less by promoting a smoother shave longer. The combination of natural soy extract, oat, aloe, and vitamins E has been shown to naturally minimize the reappearance of unwanted hair. It immediately softens and conditions hair, making it easier for you to get a close, smooth shave without the risk of nicks and razor bumps. The less time in the shower, the more time to read that magazine right?
Flowers or Succulents.
I always have and always will live for a fresh bouquet of flowers. My favorites are actually right in the grocery aisle as they are as inexpensive as they are beautiful. And what mom can be upset or stressed when she has a beautiful bouquet right in front of her? But I also know that flowers don’t last forever and sometimes a simple long-lasting succulent does the trick as well.
Because I finally learned the importance of self-care, I love the idea of gifting moms things I love and use myself. I’d add dark chocolate to the basket as well but I am afraid they won’t make it. I still struggle with letting go of all of my favorites.
The best part is, you don’t have to spend a ton so while you can definitely afford to care for yourself, the deals you’ll find on these items at Walmart allows you to care for your mom friends too!
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