Jennifer Gunsaullus, Ph.D., sociologist, speaker, writer and relationship and intimacy counselor, shares her idea of Mother's Day fun with SheKnows: "Invite several of your mom friends over, have a few wines and treats to sample and have your partner or children be in charge of serving you and your guests — and clean up afterwards!"
Jennifer Trotter, Fort Worth makeup artist and beauty expert with more than 20 years of experience, says, "If you've been focusing on your family instead of your looks, why not treat yourself to a makeover this Mother's Day? Try a quick makeup counter tutorial to freshen up your technique. Finally learn how to match your foundation, branch out into brighter colors or how to master a smoky eye for a gift you can give yourself anytime you feel like amping up your makeup game."
Be honest: When was the last time you got to break a sweat without pushing a stroller or walking with a baby strapped to your back? Leigh Anne O'Connor, I.B.C.L.C., parenting expert and private practice lactation consultant, describes her perfect Mother's Day: "My idea of a perfect pampering Mother’s Day is to sleep in, have a cup of tea and go to a yoga class. Later that day, I would love to have a delicious meal cooked by my husband and children with a nice glass of wine. For me, this is the ultimate self-care. Everyone is taken care of, I am taken care of, and we are all happy."
As Iris Krasnow emphasizes in The Secret Lives of Wives, exploring a favorite childhood hobby is one of the best ways to get back in touch with your true self. She says, "My advice is don't wait until you are in your seventies to resurrect a sport or hobby that once filled you with purpose and direction. At every age and every stage… Keep thinking. Keep exploring. Most important, keep moving."
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