Mother’s Day has come and gone, and my family was inquiring for weeks about about what was on my “wish list.” There are always a few small items that I would love to have, but truly the best gift I could get on Mother’s Day is time with my children. I know it sounds cheesy, but it’s true! Our lives are so busy, and uninterrupted quality time is hard to come by.
What better way to celebrate the great blessing that Motherhood is, than spending time with the little reasons you get to celebrate this special day? The last few years, right around Mother’s Day, I have planned a Mother/Daughter Spa Date with one or both of my daughters. Last year, my oldest and I spent an afternoon getting pedicures, and the year before that both my daughters gave me a pedicure!
Spending some quality one-on-one time with my daughters has so many incredible positive effects. It strengthens my bond with each of them, and offers me a chance to chat and laugh with them in a fun, relaxed atmosphere. This in turn gives me a glimpse into their hearts, and reminds me just how amazing being a mother is!
Psalm 127:3 “Lo, children are an heritage of the LORD: and the fruit of the womb is his reward.”
Ready to plan your own Mother/Daughter Spa Date? It’s so easy to put together and you can create fabulous spa treatments for you and your daughter right at home with items you may already have! Plan a variety of activities including facials, pedicures, manicures, hand scrubs, etc. For my girls, creating their own DIY at home spa treatments is the best part. Here’s two of our favorite at home spa recipes…
Honey Oatmeal Facial
- 1/4 cup plain yogurt or buttermilk
- 1/2 cup oatmeal
- 2 tablespoons of honey
- Grind the oatmeal in a blender or food processor.
- Stir together the honey and yogurt. Then add the ground oatmeal.
- Mix thoroughly until you get a smooth paste consistency.
- Apply to your face and neck area. Let dry for fifteen minutes, and then rinse with warm water.
Blueberry Soy Hydrating Mask
- 10 blueberries
- 1/2 tsp soy milk
- Crush the blueberries up in a small bowl, mashing them well.
- Stir in soy milk, and mix well.
- Apply to your face and neck area. Let dry for fifteen minutes, and rinse with warm water.
Have a little one who’s not quite old enough for a Mother/Daughter Spa Date? Read Thank You God for Mommy together and let her know what a blessing it is to be her mom!
Angie is a Christian homeschooling mom of four active children ranging in age from 4 to 11. She’s been married to her husband, Jeremy, for fourteen years as they’ve learned to live God’s way, and grown together in His love. Her family is very active in their church, where they’ve attend for the past fourteen years. Angie has recently left the world of diaper bags and babies, and is cautiously approaching life with tweens. She is the creator of My Four Monkeys and you can find her on Twitter at @MyFourMonkeys.