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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!

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Homemade lavender bath salts

Fun Ways for New Moms to Spend Mother’s Day

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!

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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!

Lyne Proulx
Lyne Proulxhttps://ottawamommyclub.ca/
Lyne Proulx is a Certified WEBB Bodywork Pet Practitioner, Certified Infant Massage Instructor (CIMI), Certified Professional Wedding Consultant, and an Event Planner. She loves all things Disney and is an avid teaholic and chocoholic. She coordinated the Annual Infant Information Day/Early Years Expo for the City of Ottawa for 8 years. She was the Queen B of the BConnected Conference, Canada's Digital Influencer and social media Conference in Ottawa and Toronto. 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. 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. I like the Camel Colorblock Tote Bag and the best gift I gave my mother was diamond earrings.

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

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

  5. 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.


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