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Hey mama! Yeah you, with the messy bun and chipped nail polish. My guess is you’re exhausted and could use a little break, am I right? Me too. Motherhood is a beautiful thing but as fulfilling as it is, it doesn’t leave much time for “me time”.
There are quite a few things I love to do to unwind. The trouble is that most of these are time consuming and often pricey (shopping, manicures, etc.). Honestly, the majority of the time I’m too tired to even go out and do these things. Wouldn’t it be nice to have a fairy Godmother appear at times like this? I imagine mine would show up with treats in hand.
I’ve had quite a busy Summer (the blog, family vacations, keeping my toddler entertained…). Then one day I opened my mailbox to find a package marked: It’s You Time. Mom’s Night In Boxes.
I was like Cinderella herself opening this box. Well…that is, if Cinderella was sleep deprived and took care of a toddler instead of two wicked step sisters. Inside was everything I could possibly want or need for a night ALL for myself.
May I introduce you to The Night In’s new line of Mom’s Night In subscription boxes! Follow along as I reveal what I found inside my first box.
1. Ambiance: You may remember from my Date Night In experience, the box included everything from setting the mood to food! This was no different. To set the mood they included 3 tea candles which were perfect for a quiet candlelit night to myself.
2. Activity: This particular month was all about pampering. As soon as I opened it my mind jumped to BUBBLE BATH! After putting my son to bed I ran myself a nice hot bath. Typically I barely even have time to shower without interruption, so I can not tell you how relaxing this was.
The first items were a nail file and polish by Sinful Colors (thank God because you would have cringed at the state of my nails). I also found an amazing little lip scrub, The Earthy Child Sugar Lip Scrub (mint). To my pleasant surprise there was even a Handcrafted Cleansing Grain Scrub by Lemoncrate. So I applied this clay mask and allowed it to dry while I sank back for a peaceful soak in the tub. With my little one and my husband asleep, I even had time to enjoy and drink and the incredible treat my Mom’s Night In box had included.
My usual “go-to” dessert are macaroons but the almond toffee cookies by Grey Ghost Bakery give even the best macaroon a run for it’s money.
Once I felt replenished enough to go back to reality I got out and ready for bed. Before going to sleep I used the Moisture and Shine Leave-in Conditioner by Carol’s Daughter. It was the last item included for the activity. I’m usually skeptical about hair products since my hair is so fine. Some conditioners are too heavy and will have my hair looking oily by lunchtime. But not only did this Black Vanilla leave-in smell fantastic but it also kept my hair looking healthy and fresh throughout the next day.
3. Snacks: Last but not least, every Mom’s Night In experience comes with a treat! As I mentioned earlier, this particular box came with cookies. It ALSO came with a nice Organic Lavender Herbal Tea by Stash.
As you see, my Mom’s Night In fairy Godparents really seem to have thought of everything!
But like any product or service, there are pros and cons.
CONS Again, like the Date Night In Box, the monthly cost seems steep at first (starting at $34.99 month to month). However, comparing the cost of the subscription to the cost of an actual day at the salon or spa, leaves the subscription looking like the more affordable option. They also offer a discounted rate for longer subscriptions! This really depends on your preference and budget.
PROS After a long day of diapers and cartoons, it was so nice to have time for myself. Not only did this night benefit me, but it helped my family. The next day I was refreshed and content. All of the exhaustion was washed down the drain along with that clay mask. A happy mom makes for a happy household!
Not only that, but as a stay at home mom, it’s difficult to find the time to go out. Having a subscription shipped to me each month means flexibility (something I love).
And as much as I love getting out of the house once in a while, it’s great to be able to have “me time” at home, without the stress of finding and paying for a sitter.
In Conclusion I adored my Mom’s Night In. It was just what I needed and I can not wait to see what the next one holds!
If you’re like me, a tired mama in desperate need of some Cinderella grade TLC, go sign up for your own Mom’s Night In Box.
While you’re there, check out their referral program: refer 3 friends and get your next box FREE!
Looking for more? Check out these other subscriptions they have to offer:
Date Night In
Daddy Daughter Night In
Faith Night In
Moms Night In
So how about you? Have you tried a Mom’s Night In box or any of the others listed above? What did you think of the experience? What are some of other ways you unwind and relax? For more ideas head over to my article about a Mom’s Timeout.