How to Get Pampered as a Mom

It’s no secret that moms don’t have much down time. Days at the spa (if those ever existed) are exchanged for days at the park. Freshly manicured nails are swapped for dirt stained stragglers. “Me time” consists of peeing with the door closed or hiding in the closet to scarf down some snack you don’t want to share. If you’re really lucky, you get to go to the grocery store sans babies, but that’s typically reserved for extra special occasions like birthdays and Christmas.

All spare money and moments are reserved for our babies. And that’s okay. We do it willingly and happily. In fact, we wouldn’t trade a single piece of it.

However, every now and then we have to treat ourselves so we don’t get worn down. It’s important to maintain some sliver of glamour so we don’t lose sight of our former selves. The version of ourselves that wasn’t sleep deprived and covered in spit up, poop, dirt and sweat at all times. The version that remembers what it was like to shower on a regular basis and wear real clothes every day.

We need to be pampered every now and then.

Right now, a day at the salon is just not in the cards for me. I’ve never been a huge salon and spa girl. Don’t get me wrong, I’d love to. But I’ve just always been able to create other things I’d rather spend my money on. When I did get the chance to get pampered at a salon, complete with a facial and a massage, I felt awkward. I’m just not that comfortable being waited on like that. I feel like I need to apologize to the person and thank them continuously for spending all that time on me. And then I feel like I should return the favor. People pleasing nature at its best.

I’ve worked on that part of myself and have gotten much better over the last couple years. Now the thought of being pampered sounds like a little slice of heaven. Yet, it’s still just not a realistic thing in my life right now.

Luckily, I am raising three kind hearted little men who love to take care of their mama.

I’ve been noticing I need a haircut here lately. Well worry not! The other night after baths and before bed, Ethan recognized my need. So without hesitation, he and the other two got to work on “mission make mommy over.”


Here are the results. (And yes, all the pictures are selfies because a photographer to capture all these wonderful moments is not in the cards either.)




I was treated like a queen. My hair was restyled, my face was washed, I got a little hand massage, and I got hugs and kisses throughout. I even got little imaginary snacks and a drink! I don’t know about you, but no former day at the spa ever came with all those perks included in the deal.

The only pay required at this salon and spa was snuggles, playtime, stories and kisses. And really, I feel like I was the one who got paid.

I’ve never felt so beautiful in all my life. ☺ I tucked the boys into bed after a long session of hair styling, facials, and hug huddles feeling like the luckiest woman in the world. No day at the spa could give me what I’ve gotten from a regular old night of motherhood.

And can we all just talk for a brief moment about how amazing I looked afterward!?!?


Motherhood changes your perspective on basically everything. Every day as a mom is a gift. Yes, we get tired and worn down. No, we don’t have much alone time and the last thing on our priority list is ourselves. But wow, what a return we get for our investment!




If you struggle to find the time away to take care of yourself, no worries. Allow others to pour back into you as you pour into them and give your kids the chance to show you some love by pampering you for a change. You deserve a night at the spa!!!

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43 thoughts on “How to Get Pampered as a Mom

  1. Oh my Goodness this is the CUTEST!!! That’s it, Cadence and I are flying down. She wants to meet her boyfriend and I’d love a day at the spa with your beautiful boys haha! LOVE it! Just gave you a vote too! Hope you all had a wonderful weekend πŸ™‚

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    • Oh Thank you sue!!!! That’d be awesome…book it!!! Luke is anxiously awaiting his bride! πŸ˜‰ thanks for the vote…got you too, and do as often as I can! Hope you had a good weekend too, and I hope you get some pampering soon too… If not, well hook you up here! πŸ˜ƒ


  2. Aww, I LOVE this, Rachael!
    I’ve had a few of those kind of spa days in my livingroom over the years and they certainly were wonderful. I’m sure there are more to come with Samuel (I can’t say I would quite trust him with a hairbrush yet, though!!)
    Oh! And another fun one that I let Maggie do when she was a toddler was “tattoo” shop (I didn’t’ really call it that back then, lol); we would draw designs on each other with washable markers – the skinny Crayola ones)! Flowers, squigglies, hearts – all those things and more. A ton of fun and not messy as long as we washed off right away afterwards. πŸ™‚
    Voted for you, lady!!

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  3. But wow, what a return we get for our investment!

    Yours was a lovely day at the “spa.” My older son sometimes makes me over, usually by completely covering my face with my hair, but I haven’t experienced anything like this yet. πŸ™‚

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  4. Oh my goodness, I love this so much! How adorable are your boys?!! And let’s do talk about your hair! It looks GREAT! πŸ™‚ thanks for sharing your experience, it totally brightened my day. Maybe I’ll let my boy play with my hair more often πŸ™‚

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    • Haha oh Marla, you’re too sweet! Thank you! Yes, it’s very fun and inevitably ends in lots of laughs and smiles 😊 I think Ethan may have a future in hair styling…he had the stance and everything. Lol! So much fun! Thanks for your awesome comments as always! ❀ let me know how it goes if your son styles you! πŸ˜‰

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  5. You just melted my heart!!! I’m like you; spa trips are something pretty much reserved for high school graduation and wedding day. I’ve been a few times in between, but I’m all about DIY. Now if only I could get my two trained like your three πŸ™‚ love this post!!!

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  6. You really get it, don’t you? I’m sure your sons are remarkable kids. But for them to have the idea in the first place of this selfless act of love … well, it has to be modeled. And received. And fostered. All those times you do the everyday with your boys, and you do it with the appreciation and love you convey in your words … you perpetuate the sort of compassion your boys showed you that day.

    Yes, what an investment. It makes your life easier and more pleasant as mom, sure, but you also unleash kids who think and feel this way on the world. We can use all we can get, sister.

    p.s. mom looks vavavoom after all that, boys. Well done.

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  7. That made me smile. My mom and I used to have spa days at home, doing each other’s hair, make-up, and nails and then doing facials and “fancy” baths with oils and beads afterwards. Those are some of my best memories! My little one is getting to the age where we can start doing that kind of stuff, so excited!
    Keep up the good work and keep making those memories!

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    • Oh I love that! Some of the best memories are the most simple moments. Thank you so much for sharing and commenting! I’m excited you will soon get to recreate those memories with your children. πŸ™‚


  8. Oh, that’s so sweet! Sometimes, my kids like to brush my hair and put lotion on my back. I keep saying I’m going to get a pedicure, because my feet look scary, but I never get around to it. I usually get some sort of pampering for my Christmas present.

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  9. This is just adorable! I love the pictures. You all look so happy! I definitely thinking taking some time to pamper yourself is important. Today I ran to the store while my mother-in-law watched my son. It doesn’t sound like pampering really, but it was nice to shop by myself.

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    • I think as moms, pampering takes on a whole new meaning and going to the store alone can really feel like a vacation! Glad you got some alone time even if it was just to the store. πŸ™‚ Thank so much Tricia!


  10. I love those moments with my kiddo. I’ve even went in public with 10 clips in my hair and my nails painted to the second knuckle (and smiley faces across my foot).

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    • Haha, I’ve done that too! I went to church one time and didn’t realize I had stickers all over my legs, along with paint and tie dye left over from the day! Good accessories I say πŸ™‚


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