My husband and I have five kids, who mean the world to us. They have always enjoyed each other’s company and have been close. Recently, my 23-year-old son Michael, married Anna, who is 20. Since high school he has lived away, attending college in another state, and then living in Europe. We have always been close; when he was away, he used to call me several times a week.
As we approach Mother’s Day a year into the pandemic, it is more crucial than ever to truly take care of ourselves as moms. Self-care ideas are typically working out, taking a bath, reading a book, scheduling a girls’ night, or a massage. Although all of those are important and should still be something to do—let’s take it a step further. Given the year we have had most of us are emotionally depleted. I would truly spend time reflecting on the type of mom you want to be and what you truly need for self-care. Taking a break from cleaning, working and being constantly “on” to recharge, reflect, have fun, and decompress helps ourselves and our family.
Everyone deserves a little pampering, especially if you’re a mom. You spend all of your time making sure everyone else is cared for and happy, so treat yourself to something great this year. These are the best six spa getaways for moms who need a break, even if you’re on a budget or pressed for time.
In honor of Mother’s Day, check out Dr. Gramma Karen’s tribute to an important mother and grandmother.
Lori Kaplan knows underwear—whether it’s worn by a Broadway star or a new mom. Her 22-year-old company Bra Tenders professionally outfits undergarments—including everything from briefs to girdles—for celebrities like Bette Midler and Brook Shields, and the casts of Gypsy, Hadestown and Mean Girls. From her midtown showroom, she also helps regular women in need of […]
Family-centric hobbies can be really useful in fostering connection, teaching skills, and encouraging healthy pastimes. This article includes activity ideas that families can try together.
Whether you’re friends with a new mom, you know someone who is about to give birth or you’re simply looking to do research as your friend group expands, there are so many ways you can support a new mom after birth. If you’ve given birth before, you probably understand the need for support in this vulnerable time. However, if you haven’t and you want to support a loved one and help them feel good, you might be on the lookout for something thoughtful you can do.
While New York City has seemingly endless activities, it’s not exactly the best place to be when you want to spend time at the lake. Fortunately, you and your family don’t have to go far to discover some beautiful spots. Here are five lakes near the city that are ideal for a weekend trip.