Do something today that your future self with thank you for
Treating yourself is something mother’s tend to let go to the waist-side. It’s not that they don’t think about it, it’s just not a priority. However what I have learnt over the 6 years of motherhood is if you don’t take care of yourself you just can’t expect yourself to be able to care for others.
I mean you CAN, but it’s not pretty (or fair) to that body that’s done so much for you already.
Priorities have changed, expenses have increased (hello diapers and dance class) and overall you just don’t have the time anymore. Just like every other mama out there, I wear myself thin; I do it, I know I do it, and I promise myself an indulgence is on the way for having done it. It doesn’t always happen, and sometimes I have to settle for an evening bath when the kids are in bed, just me, Netflix and a cup of tea. It’s what gets you through to the next day of DELIGHTFUL CHAOS (shameless plug) and that’s okay, but every once and a while you need to MAKE THE TIME to really truly treat yourself.
Two… OKAY WAIT maybe three years ago I first met Carmen. She has a smile that will light up any room and a soft and genuine kindness about her that makes you just want to be around her. I was at a girlfriends house for her birthday and she hired Carmen and her company, Signature Mobile Spa to come by and give all the birthday guests a spa treatment. Hello HAPPY BIRTHDAY to everyone! Believe it or not I got nothing done, my feet received no massages, my hands no polish, I had to rush back home for a sick baby (hashtag momlife), but I did get her business card and that’s when life changed.
I am sure you will all agree that spa treatment is about the perfect indulgence for a mother who needs a little TLC. But of course we’re famous for having every viable excuse in the book; how can I when I have a baby attached to my hip, once the kids are in bed technically I’m stuck at home, I’m just too tied to take myself out anywhere at the end of the day… I know these all too well, I’ve used them on myself many times.
That’s when Carmen comes in to save the day, she comes to YOU! Anything from simple manicures and pedicures to bigger treatments like massages and facial to even spray tans and eyelash extensions. Carmen is a Licensed Esthetician with the sweetest of characters and a genuine love for pampering people who need it most.
The last time we had Carmen over was just before we left on vacation to California back in May. She came over to pamper Sofia and I both. Sofia got a pedicure (with polka dots and a mickey head, because of course) and I got a shellac manicure, pedicure and lash extensions. I would NEVER have been able to do this any other way with both Sofia and Stella with me. I got this all done while getting Stella off for her nap, nursing her comfortably through my pedicure and between my treatments I could grab Sofia lunch and make myself a cup of tea. All the convenience of home but with all the relaxing Spa qualities (oh yeah, and Netflix!).
I have booked Carmen many times, in many situations, from me time (solo evening appointments) to girls nights, fun with my mama, and a surprise Birthday gift for my bestie. I love everything about Signature Mobile Spa and even more so I love that I have no excuse now for treating myself every once in a while when I need (and deserve) it most.