Mommy Perks: 5 Ways A Hardworking Mom can Treat Herself

Most moms don’t show the strain of motherhood, and some of them even make it look easy to juggle all of those responsibilities at once. However, being a mom is a difficult job. It’s not easy running a household, taking care of kids, and some moms even have to work a full-time job. 

In 2016, the recorded number of mothers in the US has reached 17.3 million, and 70% of those moms are part of the workforce. That means those mothers have to wake up extra early to prepare their kids’ stuff for school, cook breakfast for the family, go to work, and take care of the family again after coming home from work. 

With all of their hard work, mothers deserve to pamper themselves after a long day at work, or even when they are tired from having to deal with the usual household drama. If you’re at a loss for ideas on how to relax and chill out, read on to know more about effective ways on how mothers can treat themselves.

  • Take the time for a coffee break

Some moms are so busy that they forget to take a breath even for a while. When there’s a lot of things going on in your life, it’s not a crime to take a break to gather your thoughts and think on how to address the challenges ahead. 

You don’t need to isolate yourself to clear your thoughts. A simple coffee break might do the trick for you. All you have to do is to head down to your favorite coffee shop and enjoy a cup of coffee, alone. If coffee isn’t your thing, there are a lot of other options such as milk tea, iced tea, and other beverages which will help you relax during a busy day. 

  • Connect with your friends

What better way to relieve yourself from stress than to talk about it with fellow moms? Bonding with friends might seem like a simple thing, but it helps a lot. You can talk about your difficulties in raising your family, you can open up about your job, and you can share hilarious stories about your kids.

It’s helpful to have fellow moms as friends because you can share tips and tricks on how you can handle similar challenges in motherhood. So call your closest friends, organize a get-together, and laugh your stress off until you feel better. 

  • Buy yourself a gift

Moms, you deserve to treat yourselves for being dedicated to the wellness of your families. You deserve everything for all the hard work that you do. If you’re in the mood for beauty products, go on and buy that eyeshadow that you know looks good on you. Pair it up with mascara and feel extra gorgeous as you commute to work tomorrow morning. 

If you’re looking for something that’s good for everyday wear but also has a hint of luxury, get a watch. There's a lot of watch designs online that you can choose from, but make sure that you get something that’s durable, classic, and goes well with any outfit. 

Go online and browse through various sites like Amazon or Fossil to find quality watches for you. If you’re looking for a classic piece, any Omega watch will do the trick. There are a lot of designs to choose from, and you can choose the one which suits your taste. 

  • Have a quiet day at home

If you don’t want to spend a lot of money, you can relax at home. Do your mani-pedi if you’re confident enough to do it. One of the most effective ways to pamper yourself is by soaking yourself in a bathtub and forgetting every single one of your worries. 

So fill up your tub with warm water, get in that tub, and close your eyes. If you’re a reader, grab your favorite novel and finish off a chapter or two while you relax. 

  • Take a vacation now and then

Even stay-at-home moms deserve a break, too. Just because they stay at home doesn’t mean that they don’t get stressed out, too. Go on vacation, moms. If possible, take a vacation alone. Your family will be fine on their own for a few days. 

Going on a vacation will help you rejuvenate your inner strength and peace without your family asking for help now and then. It will also teach your partner and your kids to be more responsible because they’ll be in charge of the house while you’re gone. 


Moms shouldn’t only take care of their families, but they should also prioritize themselves, too. Motherhood isn’t easy, that’s why it’s essential to take a break once in a while or to pamper herself with a gift. Whether you’re a working mom or a stay-at-home mom, you deserve to put yourself first on some occasions. 

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