Pamper Yourself, You Deserve It Giveaway

Put yourself first and pamper yourself regularly to make yourself a better mom. Not only is it relaxing, it gives you the break you need and deserve, so you can go back to your “mom duties” feeling refreshed and like a queen.

My mother and I were so lucky to be invited to a local church service this weekend with the theme of pampering yourself for mothers and wives of people with special needs. This service could not have come at a better time for me. Olivia did not sleep much for almost a whole week, meaning I didn’t. She tossed and turned and fussed. She’s never been a great sleeper. I can count on one hand how many times she’s slept the night through. But this is unusually worse.

She’s also hitting, wanting held 24/7 (I can’t even pee without bringing her with me on my lap), and generally fussy. Is this terrible two’s? I don’t know. I’m sure some of it is, like the hitting and general defiance. But it’s always been so hard to tell where the line is between behavior and sensory. I’m sure this is the case with all sensory processing disorder (SPD) kiddos.

A few key takeaways during the motivational speech that hit me right in the feels:

  • Your child is not broken. They are not something that needs fixing. How would you feel if they knew you were trying to change them or “fix” them? God puts thought into creating each and every one of us, and he does not make mistakes.
  • Say AND not BUT when referring to a diagnosis. “Olivia is my daughter and she has sensory processing disorder.” It’s part of her diversity. Don’t say “Olivia is my daughter, but she has sensory processing disorder.” That feels more shameful and your mindset is everything.

It was just humbling the people donating time and services to women in similar positions as me. These women spent their day off, or even took a vacation day, to donate their skills to making caregivers feel pampered. There were hair stylists, makeup specialists, massage therapists, and professionals who specialize in healing touch and reflexology. There was a blessing of our hands and a motivational speaker that had me in tears because I finally felt like I wasn’t so isolated. There was also an elegant luncheon served on china and a tea room FULL of amazing desserts. (The stereotype is true, church women ARE AMAZING COOKS!)

It was so nice to network with and hear from women who know what I’m going through taking care of a toddler on the autism spectrum. While many people offer kind words, there’s something about connecting with people going through the same struggle as me. Olivia is not a typical baby. She hasn’t been from the start of the pregnancy (a story for another day). But this day reminded me that she’s unique and it makes me all the more grateful for her, every single day. Not a day goes by that I don’t reflect on how grateful I am for her, but this really put a new spin on the way I was looking at our situation.

I think mothers, in general, deserve days like this, not just mothers of children with special needs. It’s so easy to lose your sense of self or to put your self-care on hold because you give and give and give to your loved ones. It’s what makes us mothers, and it’s natural. But, it’s easy to lose sight of the importance of your well-being. A healthy mommy can take much better care of her family than an overwhelmed and exhausted one.

Enter the giveaway to pamper yourself with the Eye Love You A Box from Avon!

After this rejuvenating day of pampering, my mother and I decided we want to pay it forward and do a giveaway with a pampering theme for mommies. My mom, Brenda, has been an Avon rep since I was a baby (let’s just say it’s been a while, no need to give away my age! lol) and has been kind enough to donate this A Box – Eye Love You kit in the spirit of pampering yourself. This giveaway is open to moms in the US. The giveaway will run 2/28/18-3/11/18

The Kit Includes:

  • Big & Daring Volume Mascara in Black
  • True Color Make up Lotion remover 
  • True Color eyeliner in Blackest Black
  • True Color Glazewear lipgloss in Mocha Latte
  • A Box Exclusive pink stud earrings

Remind yourself that it’s OK to put yourself first sometimes. It’s OK to be tired. It’s OK to want a break from your children. This makes you human, not a bad mother!



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  1. We all deserve a pampering of ourselves. How many times do we actually do it? Then when we do, we feel guilty that we took that time away from our kids to get alone time.

  2. This is so very true! We all need to find that time to pamper ourselves 😊 My son has a speech delay and we have been told possibly on the higher functioning autism spectrum. There are days that feel longer than usual. These are also the same days I yearn to be pampered haha! Loving this giveaway for sure!

  3. Barbara Alfeo says:

    I am feel like the part of your day that sounds like self-care is getting that encouragement and connection with other moms! Who needs pampering when you have actual connection? I love the advice you got- so great!

  4. That is so wonderful and you are so right, it’s ok to pamper yourself and do for yourself. That had been my theme this year for sure

  5. Done
    I already had a subscription is that ok?

  6. It is so nice to have a way to take care of yourself and find support. It is great to have that time for yourself and so rejuvenating

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