Building a family is hard work and sometimes there doesn’t seem like there are enough hours in the day to keep everyone, including yourself, happy. But don’t despair, it is possible to keep fit and raise a happy, healthy family. You shouldn’t always put your wants to the sideline.
When you’ve walked the path of motherhood for some time, it’s wonderful to learn that someone close to you is about to join you in that path of being a new mum. It may be a best friend, a sister, a cousin. Or a treasured work colleague or the spouse of a member of your family.
Although you know that the baby shower is inevitable, you want to give them a little something. Something that’s just for her. To remind her that although she is now a parent, she is still valued as an individual. Something to enjoy as she prepares herself in mind and body for the demanding but wonderful experience that will be the experience of motherhood.
If she’s yet to deliver her baby, obviously booze is out of the question. In fact, even if she’s had the baby, she’s unlikely to be boozing for the foreseeable future. And sure, everybody loves chocolate but you can do better than that! Here are some gift ideas to let a new mum in your life know that you’re thinking of her.
The next few years will be tough on her. Perhaps the greatest gift you could give is knowing that her friends are there to give a helping hand and support when she needs it. If you want to show you care but are a little strapped for cash, you may want to use one of these free voucher templates to print off some vouchers which will enable her to turn to you when she needs a babysitter. She’ll likely need the odd date night or simply a trip to the cinema that doesn’t involve crying babies and CGI cartoons. And thanks to you she’ll be able to enjoy some time to herself.
Say it with hampers
If you think hampers are just a dundee cake, some shortbread, a jar of pate and a bottle of red, you’ll be delighted to learn that hampers have gotten a whole lot classier in the last few years. Mosey on over to https://hamperlounge.com/ and you’ll see just how much more diverse they’ve become of late. Pamper her with a hamper that’s chock full of bath and body goodies, that will enable her to transform her daily bath into a luxurious spa experience. Or perhaps a hamper full of stylish and elegant gifts for the home? Or even a tea or coffee hamper? There are a huge range of hampers to allow her to relax and unwind after a long day or a sleepless night, or in those precious moments after the baby has been rocked gently to sleep.
Flowers for three months
Come on now, who doesn’t love flowers? There’s nothing quite so lovely as coming to the door to find a delivery driver hand you a bouquet of gorgeous fresh cut flowers just for you. We tend to associate this with special occasions; special birthdays or anniversaries, but thanks to NotOnTheHighStreet.com you can now get flowers delivered to her door for three whole months with Bloom & Wild. What better way to make her feel special?
Any of the above will let her know how much you value her and make her journey as a new mum even more special.
* Collaborative Post
Let’s face it. Not all of us enjoy the stress, strain and outright competitiveness of organised team sports. And some of us don’t really like the idea of exercise at all. *Puts hands up*
But there are still ways that we can be active – and have fun while we’re doing it. This post is going to look at activities which are both accessible and enjoyable. It’s all about getting out there and doing it.
No matter what the weather is like during the Winter months, my boys LOVE going outside. Playing in the garden, going to the park, walking in the woods. Honestly, the weather could be arctic and they still run around like little puppies having insane amounts of fun.
Taking them out in the snow makes such a lovely day out, but I always worry about them being too cold.
I’ve been putting off writing a post about Bears sleep (or lack of) in the hope that maybe, just maybe, he might start sleeping, and I’d feel a bit of a plonker complaining he doesn’t sleep in a blog post.
But alas, he is 2 days away from turning 20 months and still waking at least once a night, but usually 2 or 3 times.