Fun Ways for New Moms to Spend Mother’s Day

| April 30, 2018 | 63 Comments

Fun Ways for New Moms to Spend Mother’s Day

Many new moms often wonder how they should spend their day. They’ve spent time with their own mothers, but being on the other side of things can be quite different! Should you spend the day pampering yourself or spend the day with your family? Let’s take a closer look at fun ways for new moms to spend Mother’s Day!

Fun Ways for New Moms to Spend Mother’s Day
Homemade lavender bath salts

Spa Day

Let’s face it: you probably haven’t had anytime to yourself! New moms spend every waking hour taking care of their newborn. Even sleep has become a luxury. That’s why a day at the spa is so desperately needed! Your husband or significant other can handle the fort for a few hours while you spend some time relaxing. Most spas will allow you to enjoy the facility for as long as you like after your treatments. If you have the budget to do so, go all out with a full-body massage and facial. You can then spend a few hours relaxing by the pool or enjoying the sauna. Have a lunch at the spa, if offered, or at your favourite restaurant before heading home or out for some retail therapy.

You can also create your own amazing spa day at home with DIY homemade recipes that you can find on our blog including Lavender soaps, bath salts, bath bombs, and so much more! Simply have your spouse take care of the baby for a few hours while you relax in the tub or the bedroom!

Plant Some Perennials

Another great way to spend the day is to get in the garden and plant some perennials. These flowers will come back year after year, reminding you of your very first Mother’s Day. If you want, you could then take some pictures of your baby in the garden with the flowers.

Head to the Movies

Again, you need to spend some time on yourself! If you’re not into being pampered, why not go to the movies? Go and see something that you want to see! It may be a chick-flick or the latest Disney movie. Today is all about you! Don’t skimp on the large popcorn with extra butter, a couple boxes of candy, and a large drink. It’s your day!

Fun Ways for New Moms to Spend Mother’s Day
Fun Ways for New Moms to Spend Mother’s Day

Spend the Day in Bed

If you have a newborn, don’t force yourself to get out of the house. If you want to spend the entire day in bed, while your husband takes care of things, do it! Turn on Netflix and binge on your favourite series. Order a pizza for dinner and then end the day with a hot bath. Sometimes, all a woman needs is a day to stay in her pajamas and relax.

Mix It Up

Last, but not least, shake things up a bit! Spend some time with your baby and spouse during the early part of the day, do something for yourself that afternoon, and then end the evening with a date with your spouse. That way your day is about you and your family, you, and then you and your spouse. It captures many of the important parts of your life.

Above all, do what makes you feel comfortable on Mother’s Day. Some new moms want to spend the day with their newborn, while others want time to relax and be pampered. Whatever your choice, embrace it! You should never feel guilty for doing what makes you comfortable!

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Lyne is a Certified Infant Massage Instructor (CIMI), Certified Professional Wedding Consultant, and an Event Planner. It has always been her dream to create a website dedicated just for Moms since her children were young. Thus, after 10 years, she finally accomplished it, and the Ottawa Mommy Club was born in May 2011. She loves all things Disney and is an avid chocoholic. She was also the Queen B of the BConnected Conference, Canada's Digital Influencer and social media Conference in Ottawa and Toronto. She coordinated the Annual Infant Information Day/Early Years Expo for the City of Ottawa for 8 years. She was also the co-chair of the Navan for Kraft Hockeyville 2009-2011 committee that organized five community events within 6 months, and helped Navan reach the top 10 finalists in Canada. In April 2011, she received the City of Ottawa Mayor's City Builder Award.

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  1. Calvin says:

    I like the pillows and the tote bag.Best gift I’ve given was a pair of earrings, fibit, and a spending the day with her. A warm hug too.

  2. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    I love the the Marjolein Bastin Bloom Floral assortment of products, super cute.

  3. Heather Swanson says:

    I like the unique water bottle

  4. Fan R. says:

    I like Emerald City Water Globe!

  5. DebP says:

    I would choose the Just Chill Slippers from the Lavender Spa collection.

  6. joanne darrell says:

    I like the frames.

  7. Tara Betterley says:

    I would like the bracelet to share with my daughter.
    Mark & Hall Filligree Heart Bracelet Set

  8. wobbles13 says:

    i like the tote, can never have enough totes

  9. Elizabeth Robinson says:

    I would love to get the Hearts Bracelet Set.

  10. Sarah says:

    I like the purple spa neck wrap. Looks soothing and soft. Thanks

  11. Travelbuds says:

    I would love the neck wrap.

  12. Florence Cochrane says:

    I am a card person. I would love a 3D greeting card.

  13. Sab Edwards says:

    those baby blanket pillow and blanket sets are so cute, any of those animals

  14. Dianne G. says:

    I would like the Catalina Estrada Umbrella or Tumbler as a gift.

  15. Dianne G. says:

    My best Mother’s Day was when my first granddaughter arrived.

  16. KellyPC says:

    I love the bird napkin rings & tea towels!

  17. Alex S. says:

    I like the Marjolein Bastin Bloom floral tote.

  18. Jonnie says:

    I would love to receive the neck wrap or comfort wrap

  19. Juliee Fitze says:

    I like the Mark and Hall heart bracelet.

  20. Tainan Lu says:

    I’d like to receive lavender bath salts

  21. DebP says:

    I’d love to receive any of the spa day items.

  22. Debbie White Beattie says:

    I like the Camel Colorblock Tote Bag and the best gift I gave my mother was diamond earrings.

  23. Donnas says:

    I wouldn’t mind one, or both, of the floral scarves.

  24. Ellen says:

    I would like some fuzzy slippers.

  25. ivy pluchinsky says:

    I really like the umbrella that they have!

  26. Silvia D says:

    love the Catalina Estrada Umbrella

  27. Debbie White Beattie says:

    When I was a kid I gave my mom some homemade artwork and she said she loved it

  28. Linda says:

    I would like the Hallmark Gold Crown umbrella.

  29. Judy hunting says:

    Hallmark has such beautiful things, but their umbrellas are gorgeous

  30. Florence Cochrane says:

    Homemade cards from the children were the best Mothers Day gifts I have received.

  31. Joni says:

    I like the itty bitty’s. so adorable

  32. Marlene V says:

    I love the catalina estrada umbrella.

  33. HEIDI C. says:

    I am a sucker for a cute tote!

  34. SweetPanda says:

    I like the heart bracelet sets

  35. Karine says:

    I’d love to give a best mom ever mug to my mother! Thanks

  36. Rita J says:

    I would like the neck wrap. I get a sore and stiff neck when I do too much in my garden.

  37. Debbie White Beattie says:

    One year I gave my mother a spa day

  38. Debbie White Beattie says:

    My mother has loved it when I’ve bought her clothes from Northern Reflections for Mothers Day.

  39. Cassandra G. says:

    I REALLY like the gold crown umbrellas Hallmark has!! 🙂

  40. Wanda B says:

    I’d love to receive the Catalina Estrada for Hallmark Gold Crown Umbrella. The Vibrant Sunset one is beautiful.

  41. Debbie White Beattie says:

    I gavemy mother some beautiful bedding that she had wanted

  42. Cairine Stade says:


  43. Judith Morris says:

    I would just like to stay in bed..Netflix and pizza for dinner.

  44. Robyn Bellefleur says:

    I would love the Just Chill Slippers.

  45. Debbie White Beattie says:

    My Mother always loves flowers and a meaningful card

  46. Nasrine says:

    I would love the purple neck wrap.

  47. HEIDI C. says:

    I would love to have the tote.

  48. Debbie White Beattie says:

    I love having my mother over for supper and spending time with her

  49. Gina Bergman says:

    The tote is awesome

  50. Debbie White Beattie says:

    My mother has always told us that a card and spending time together is the best gift

  51. HEIDI C. says:

    The Neck Wrap is so pretty!

  52. Debbie White Beattie says:

    This year I got my Mother something she had wanted for a long time which was a pair of Saddle shoes, the same type she wore as a teenager. She was so happy when she tried them on, which in turn made me feel really good.

  53. Debbie White Beattie says:

    I remember in school making different crafts and cards and she always loved them

  54. Maegan Morin says:

    I would love to win the color block tote!

  55. Debbie White Beattie says:

    I think my mother and I would both love the neck wrap

  56. Aarone Mawdsley says:

    i like the water bottles

  57. Debbie White Beattie says:

    I love to give flowers to my mother for any occasion

  58. Tina L. says:

    I like the Mark & Hall Camel Colorblock Tote Bag

  59. Debbie White Beattie says:

    I would try to give my mother the world if I could

  60. Julie Bolduc says:

    I like the purple spa neck wrap. It would be perfect after a long day

  61. Debbie White Beattie says:

    I think my mom would love the slippers

  62. Erin N says:

    I love the Hearts Bracelet Set! so cute.

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