Oxford Momma: A Self Care Book Box For Moms

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Oxford Momma: A Self Care Book Box for Moms

Oxford momma self care book box for moms

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Ya’ll know I love self care! Encouraging women to incorporate it into their daily lives is super important to me and my mission. When I first heard of Oxford Momma , I thought, “how stinkin’ cool! A self care book box for moms!” I was so excited to receive a box  to review. When that pretty pink box showed up on my porch, I couldn’t wait to open it.

What’s included in the Self Care Book Box?

In the self care book box, you receive a book plus 4-5 self care items each month. With the May box, I got the book plus a fantastic candle, chap stick, and bath butter bomb. I also received a postcard and book mark with inspirational quotes that I was instructed to either keep for myself or pass on to a friend.

Prior to receiving the box, I got a post card from Oxford Momma telling me that my order was on the way. I love the thoughtfulness and personalization. It definitely stood out to me and made me feel special.

My Thoughts

Self care is a must for everyone. As a mom, I find it so easy to put myself on the back burner thinking that it makes me a better mom. On the contrary, it usually makes me a grumpy wife and mom. I was also under the impression that self care meant spa visits or mani/pedis. Those things are great, but self care is so much more than that. It’s a warm bath or a quiet cup of coffee before the kids wake up. It can be reading a great book or watching your favorite comedy. The possibilities are endless.

I absolutely love finding companies that get it. Oxford Momma totally gets the struggle that many moms face when it comes to their own self care. This Self Care Book Box for Moms is an awesome opportunity for moms to take some time and treat themselves. I defintely recommend this monthly box for all the mommas out there.

How Do You Get Your Self Care For Moms Box?

Want to have the sweet, pink box delivered to your front door? Sign up here and get $3 off your first box with code: FALLINLOVE

Laura received the Oxford Momma Self Care Book Box for Moms for free in exchange for her honest review. All thoughts and opinions are her own. 

Oxford momma self care book box for moms

11 Mother's Day gifts she will love

11 Mother’s Day Gifts Under $30 She Will Love

11 Mother’s Day Gifts Under $30 She Will Love

11 Mother's Day gifts she will love

Mother’s Day is right around the corner. Have you already gotten your gifts or do you need some help deciding?  If you looking for the perfect gift for the Mom in your life, then check out this list of 11 Mother’s Day gifts under $30.

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11 Mother's Day gifts she will love

What Mom doesn’t need some relaxing “me time”? Get her this diffuser and include some lavender essential oils. She will love it!

11 mother's day gifts under $30 she will love How adorable and cozy does this mom life shirt look?

11 mother's day gifts under $30 she will love

This Lily Pulitzer notebook is gorgeous for all those organized, or wannabe organized (like Me!), Mommas.

11 mother's day gifts under $30 she will love

 This book is perfect for the Mommas who love celebrating girl power!

11 Mother's Day Gifts Under $30 She Will Love

I think we all know a sassy Mom who would love this book!

11 Mother's Day Gifts Under $30 She Will Love

This to do planner is perfect for the Lily Pulitzer fans!

This trinket dish will look beautiful on any Mom’s bathroom counter or nightstand.

11 Mother's Day Gifts Under $30 She Will Love

This adorable reusable bag is perfect for groceries and farmer’s market finds.

11 Mother's Day Gifts Under $30 She Will Love

Remind her how important self care is and let her pamper herself with an overnight mask.

11 Mother's Day Gifts Under $30 She Will Love

The Ecocentric Mom Care Package is a perfect gift for the new (and exhausted) mom in your life.

 

Ya’ll know my obsession with Self Care for Moms. Gift her with some “me time” with The Oxford Momma Box.

How are you spending Mother’s Day this year? I’d love for you to comment and tell me your plans!

How I Made Myself Spend $50 At Target!

How I Made Myself Spend $50 At Target!

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Let’s play a game! Let’s say that I had $100 to give you, but you had to spend it on yourself. (Not the kiddos, but YOU!) Then I’ll tell you how I made myself spend $50 at Target…

I have to say, this would be really difficult for me. Now, before I became a mom, I loved to shop for me. In college, my friends and I would go to the mall once a week to buy outfits for the weekends. We usually went to Forever 21. (That may show my age. Do the coeds still shop there?)

Now that I’m a mom, it is soooo difficult to spend money on myself. I am always thinking, well, I should get this for the girls. Y’all! I don’t even want to tell you the last time I bought myself underwear better yet a new bra! It’s crazy!

For my birthday last month, our sweet neighbor gave me $50 and told me I had to spend it on me. I promised her I would but immediately started feeling this guilt. Mom guilt? I spoke with my friend and life coach about it and she told me to think about my integrity. If I tell my neighbor I am going to do something and then don’t follow through, what does that say about me? Wow! I never thought of it that way.

Off to Target I went with the plan of spending that $50 in record time. Is there any better place to go than Target? Seriously? You walk in and immediately hand over all your money! Spending $50 should be a cinch.

I walked the aisles. Looked at all the cute clothes. Realizing I had no where to wear them because, SAHM. I walked around the store for 2 hours with an EMPTY shopping cart. Two hours. Empty shopping cart. In Target! WHO AM I?

My anxiety was building up. I literally felt like I was going to puke. I called my husband and said, “you won’t believe this. I can’t spend this money!” I’m sure most husbands are wishing their wives would make that phone call and normally mine would too, but he agreed that I should buy myself something “real nice.” (If you don’t get that movie reference, we can’t be friends lol)

So, I did it. I spent the money on a new workout outfit. Sports bra. Tank. Yoga pants. Grand total: $50.03. Mission: completed.

Why am I telling you this story? Because I’m not the only mom who struggles to spend on herself. I’m not the only mom who has some small (or big) holes in those once sexy Victoria Secret underwear. I’m not the only mom who still has some Forever 21 jeans in the closet. (Gasp) I’m actually wearing mine as I write this. I’m not the only mom who wears yoga pants with runners in them because I wore them through 2 pregnancies and dang it, they were expensive.

It’s so important that we remember to take care of ourselves too. You can’t pour from an empty cup. There’s a reason on airplanes they say you should put on your face mask first BEFORE you help anyone else.

This could be as simple as taking a walk, getting up before the kiddos and having a cup of coffee in silence or spending that damn $50 at Target!

If you have momma friends who need to hear this, please share this post! ❤

Now back to that $100! What I told you that you could win $100 just by opening your Valpack envelope? Valpak puts REAL $100 checks inside random envelopes every month to reward folks for opening their Valpak blue envelope to look for savings. It’s that simple. Click here to sign up! And GOOD LUCK!

Are you needing help focusing on yourself? Check out my ebook on Self Care for moms! Plus get your list of 30 Self Care Ideas here!