It’s almost Mother’s Day….already?

mothers day ideas she will love
Mothers Day ideas she will love

Well, it’s here again! It seems like it was just Mother’s Day a few months ago.

Whether, you are a mother, have a mother, or know a mother, chances are you will be celebrating the  holiday next month.

I’m weird about Mother’s Day. I don’t like the pressure of having to choose what to do. Other than sleeping in, (which physically I just can’t do anymore…boo) and not cooking, I don’t really like a big fuss on Mother’s Day. Don’t get me wrong. I absolutely milk it for all it’s worth, but as far as fancy brunch or gifts- nah. Lately I have been using it as my one day to get my whole family to do yard work. Does that seem kind of sad? I already have my eye on what needs to be done this year!

What about gifts?

 

Personally, I think moms are the easiest people on the planet to gift. Dads, husbands, and kids might disagree.

Of course it’s the thought that counts, right?  However, it does feel so good to give a really great gift, and it  doesn’t have to be expensive either!

My husband is incredibly creative, and most of my favorite gifts have been the ones he makes with the kids. I am not kidding.  I told you I wasn’t fancy.  Budget friendly and so appreciated.

If you aren’t creative, or it’s getting too late to make something, try these ideas (in no particular order)

 

Pampering

this can include either an experience such as spa, mani, pedi or massage.  Don’t have the money for the spa? Bring the spa to you with some great products such as eye cream or Rodan + Fields Lash Boost.

Jewelry

I’ve never been a big blingy gal but I think I am in the minority. There are so many beautiful and fun items to choose from for every budget. You can even make your own jewelry! There’s the famous macaroni or bottle cap necklace, friendship bracelets, or even earrings made out of buttons! Don’t want to have to get your glue out? Check out these fun bracelets-  that I have my eye on!

Clothes

Not necessarily items that you go out and purchase, but perhaps something that she has circled in a catalog, or maybe even a gift card to her favorite store. How about matching mother daughter outfits? Too weird? As a mom of 4 girls, I long for the days that my daughters want to match with me, so I say embrace it now if you have the option.

Food

Personally, I love food gifts. What’s a food gift? Maybe chocolates, ice cream, breakfast in bed, or dinner out! Heck, even bringing food in makes a lot of moms happy! I don’t like grocery shopping, so maybe this year in addition to yard work, I will make a grocery list.

Need more ideas? Come say hi!

Happy Mother’s Day!

 

 

Why you should teach your daughters to wash their face

Teach girls to wash their face at a young age

 

Your little girl needs to wash her face.  It’s just common sense to teach your children to have good hygiene, right?

Well, it turns out, not everyone teaches this little life skill! In fact, I’m almost positive my own mother didn’t teach me. (mom stories will be a whole different blog!) Since I’m the mom of 4 girls, I also have anecdotal evidence from hosting a million girls on sleepovers- not a lot of face washers.

As a person who likes to empower women, I will try to give a compelling argument to buy all your girls washcloths by the end of this post.

Teach good habits

Better to teach someone how to do something than it is to break bad habits. In this case, the bad habit of going to bed with a dirty face. If it is part of their bedtime routine as a little girl, as they grow older it will not seem like such a chore, when it is a lot more necessary.

little girls should wash their face

 Prevention is huge

Our skin changes in ways that most of us don’t like as part of normal aging. Yes, there are a lot of women who embrace and love their expression lines and I understand that. I am not one of them. I’m thrilled I have the privilege to still be walking around in this life, but my vanity gets the best of me. (more mom stories) If we are early face washers, we are preventing a lot of the aging process. Did you know that 80% of what happens to our skin is in our control? Of course I didn’t know, or I would have been a face washer!

Teenagers, oh my!

Teenage girls. Love them! Sometimes it can be challenging. Their bodies are changing.  Priorities are changing.  Their sleep habits are all over the place. The last thing they want to deal with are zits! OMG! It’s bad enough they have hormones all over the place and can’t explain their moods, but now their face is ruining their life! Yes I am being dramatic on purpose! It’s all drama right now. If  they are already expert face washers, it will be no problem to introduce them to some killer products that can help clear up their face!

 

Aging in Reverse

Not exactly, but once you start to notice the cute little expression lines and brown spots,  implementing a new skin care routine won’t seem so daunting. Same logic as the teen years. Also, remember how important prevention is? So many people  say to me ” I’m just not good about washing my face so it all just seems like a pain”

I rest my case.

On my way  to  buy some wash cloths for my  girls as I write this.

Want more tips? Let’s meet!