Rather abruptly, just like a gust of wind blowing through an open window, I became an “early to bed” person. Perhaps it’s the I-birthed-three-babies-in-three-years (and no one’s sleeping through the night) that did it? Perhaps it’s because pajamas + evening tea + a quiet house for reading = sleepy mama? Perhaps it’s just because this is what’s right for me? I mean, really, all of the above applies ;)
As Mother’s Day approaches and I think about the women in my life who are about to become mothers for the first/second/third time, or the mothers who need a little hug (don’t we all?), or my own mother who is never really done mothering me… I wanted to share a roundup of a few calming favorites, just in case you need a few ideas, mama-to-mama.
And so, my list of favorites:
a comforting candle (and the jar is gorgeous!)
a cup of wild orange tea (caffeine-free)
Cozy slippers (great for year-round wearing)
a new coloring book
THE BEST fragrance oil
a study Bible (the sidebar notes are fantastic)
and a colorful necklace.
Oh, and one more! We were gifted a Keurig a few months ago, and the ability to brew a cup of coffee, just for me, at any time of day, is such a treat! I definitely look forward to my afternoon cup. Oh, yes I do ;)
By the way, I started bathing the kids early in the day (before lunch or just before dinner) and it’s made our evenings so much easier! And, like I shared a few months ago, we stopped watching TV and minimized our toy collection, and it’s still amazing [insert A-OK sign]. In fact, it’s increased my laughter quota because the activities and conversations my kids come up with are hilarious. So yes, I highly recommend doing this, especially if you need a little more “calm” in your life, Mother’s Day nearing or not.
PS. this post is not sponsored but does include affiliate links. If you make a purchase from one of the links shared, I may make a small commission. All products shared here are things I use personally, and almost daily! If we were sitting together, these products would definitely come up in conversation, I love them and rely on them heavily ;)
What are some of your favorite “evening calm” gift ideas? What do you consider a personal indulgence? What gift idea is on your wish list? Do you love or hate your TV? Do share in the comments…