Rewarding the Extra-Special Stay at Home Mom in Your Life This Holiday Season

Being a stay at home mom is not easy. If the kids are babies they deal with diapers, crying, feeding, errands, etc. As the kids get older they’re usually responsible for transporting everybody from place to place as well as maintaining the household on a daily basis. Not even after their kids leave home does their job end. Many career mothers will be nurturing for life. So this holiday season say thanks to anyone in your life who is an extra hard working stay at home mom. Here are some great ideas to show them how much they truly mean to you.

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Schedule a Spa Day

There are few things in the world that can compare to a complete spa day package. Depending on your budget, you can treat them to a full day unlimited treatment deal, or look for something that charges per hour and pay for a couple hours. Look for local spas online to find what works best for you. When you pay for it, don’t forget to include gratuities so that she has nothing to worry about when she goes on HER day!

Treat Her to a Romantic Night Out

If she is a stay at home mom, she would appreciate the gesture of a night out every now and then. What better time than the romantic holiday season? Get dressed up, pay for her makeup and hair, make reservations somewhere fancy or possibly go to a restaurant you haven’t been to in a while. Whatever you come up with, she’s sure to like it if you make the night all about her!

Let Her Get Away

Talk to some of her girlfriends secretly and see if they can plan a weekend for them all to get away. It will be nice for her to get some time with her friends and away from the family. Sometimes all moms want is a little space so help make it happen. It may take some secrecy and planning, but you can pull it off if you really really try!

Homemade Pampering Tips #1

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Not a real nail polish but a soft eraser molded in my daughter’s fingernails. Photo credit: mystationarylife.com

Don’t have time to pamper you nails? Or don’t have enough budget to go to the nail salon? Either way, this helpful tips I stumble from ivillage.com will surely bring the life into your shabby-looking nails.

Mix brown sugar with lemon (or calamansi), honey, and olive oil (will try other edible oil as replacement) and scrub into hands and nails for a minute. The mixture would make the cuticles soft and easy to remove. If you have a wooden coffee stirrer, you can use it to push back cuticles. Your hands will look clean, soft and manicured after this.