12 Things Every Mom Should Do This Year

I can’t believe we are saying good bye to March this week.  This year seems to be going even faster than last year, which I didn’t think was possible.  Today’s post is all about how we can take better care of ourselves.  As moms, we spend so much time taking care of everyone else.  Children are always a priority and that’s a little backwards.  So, today I want to talk about 12 things every mom should do this year.  Ladies, that’s one a month.  It’s nothing.  You can totally do this and be a more present mom because of it.

12 things every mom should do this year. The perfect list to keep you healthy and happy.

  1. Facial – Take care of your skin.  Get any sort of facial.  If your budget is tight, there is always DIY. Just be sure it’s not a mask that will get stuck to your face.  Ya know, like those new black masks we all keep seeing stuck to people. LOL.
  2. Massage – Treat yourself to a massage. I suggest Christmas time.  Let’s be real, we all struggle around the holidays, and a massage would be totally awesome.  The amazing part about 1 & 2 is if you can find a local spa that does both and then make it a full day of pampering.  In Carlsbad, we have Ocean Day Spa.
  3. Mani/Pedi – Again, this is another one that you can do yourself, if you are on a budget.  If you can though, once a year, let someone else pamper you.
  4. Get your hair done – I get this done every six weeks. But if it’s not a priority on your list, get it done at least once a year.  Even if you just add a few face framing highlights.
  5. Get outdoors – I’m talking a day outside alone.  Get out and take on an intermediate hike or paddleboard.  Whatever you love. Do it.
  6. Go shopping alone – Seriously, do it.  It’s amazing.
  7. Brunch with friends – A nice brunch with mimosas is a must.
  8. Girls trip – Even if it’s just one night staycation type trip. Get away with the girls.
  9. Girls night – Go out dancing, or to your favorite restaurant with the girls.  Around here, I’m all about Taco Tuesdays. Because after living on the east coast and Taco Tuesday not being a thing, I need tacos in my life. LOL.  One of my favorite places is Hacienda De Vega.  Their food is amazing and the restaurant is pretty cool!!
  10. Weekend getaway with the hubs – Plan a weekend escape with just your husband.  Even if it’s just grandma taking the kids so you can have a night in alone.  Make time for your spouse.
  11. Do yoga – Personally, this should be a part of your life anyway.  If it isn’t, at least once a year, buy yourself a yoga series and get into a studio.  There is nothing like yoga in a studio.
  12. Complete A Race – 5K, 10K or half marathon.  Sign yourself up and let your competitive edge set in.  There is no greater feeling than crossing a finish line after a run!! My favorite women’s race is the Divas Half.  Check it out, it’s so fun.



  1. March 27, 2017 / 2:40 pm

    Love this list. I agree with every single one of them! I have a 8 months old baby and recently began getting facials again. it feels heavenly! My next goal is to start yoga again. I’m not sure if I can run a marathon though, it’s so hard for me. But it would be great to try!

    • March 28, 2017 / 11:21 pm

      Even if you did a 5K it would be awesome! Just a little healthy competition. xo~ Megan

  2. March 27, 2017 / 5:13 pm

    Excellent list, and I really need to work on implementing some of these this year. I just got a manicure last week, and it’s amazing how having someone else do something for you can totally make your day/week/month. I need a massage next!

    • March 28, 2017 / 11:21 pm

      It’s so true!! It’s just the little things that can make such a difference. xo ~ Megan

  3. March 28, 2017 / 12:06 am

    This is a great list! Mani/pedis and massages are my weaknesses! I definitely NEED a facial some time this year! I haven’t had one FOREVER!

  4. March 28, 2017 / 9:41 am

    This is such a great list! Do you know I’ve never had a facial?! I’m going to have to check this off my list this year!

    • March 28, 2017 / 11:19 pm

      What really? You have to get a facial. A-MAH-ZING. xo ~ Megan

  5. March 28, 2017 / 12:52 pm

    Love this list!!! Especially the race idea — it’s so empowering!!

  6. March 28, 2017 / 6:20 pm

    Love these ideas! As mom sometimes we get so caught up in the go, go, go of everyday life we forget to set aside time for ourselves. A facial is going to the top of my list!


    • March 28, 2017 / 11:18 pm

      Exactly Annie! We do forget. Thanks for stopping by. xo ~ Megan

    • March 28, 2017 / 11:18 pm

      The perfect exchange. I just love the competition and think its good to have healthy competition every once in awhile. xo ~ Megan

  7. Aly Funk
    March 28, 2017 / 9:33 pm

    Yes, yes, yes to all of these! I’m saving this list!

    • March 28, 2017 / 11:17 pm

      Thanks Aly! I hope it really helps some mommas find time for them!! xo ~ Megan

  8. Anna English
    March 28, 2017 / 11:49 pm

    I’m not a mama, but a lot of these are on my list!

    • April 2, 2017 / 1:59 pm

      I really should have called it 12 things every woman should do this year. 🙂 xo ~ Megan

  9. March 29, 2017 / 8:38 am

    Shopping alone would be like a vacation for me!! I don’t get to do it often enough!

    By Lauren M

    • April 2, 2017 / 1:58 pm

      LOL yes sometimes I like going to Target and just wandering aimilessly. xo ~ Megan

    • April 2, 2017 / 1:58 pm

      It really is. It’s the only way to be able to give the best of you to your family. xo ~ Megan

  10. Mollie
    March 31, 2017 / 1:33 pm

    Such a great list, I’m totally overdo for a massage!

    xx Mollie

  11. March 31, 2017 / 3:48 pm

    totally sharing this with my new mama sister (& indulging in a few of these activities with her)! thanks for sharing!

    xo Emily

    • April 2, 2017 / 1:55 pm

      Thanks Emily. Congrats to your sister. These are great things to do together. xo ~ Megan

  12. March 31, 2017 / 4:16 pm

    Sounds like a really great list!! You gotta take care of yourself!

    xo Lacey

    • April 2, 2017 / 1:55 pm

      So true Lacey. We all need to take care of ourselves. xo ~ Megan

  13. April 1, 2017 / 12:08 am

    I really need to take your advice on these my friend… pedis are about the only thing I do regularly, but not enough!

    • April 2, 2017 / 1:51 pm

      Yes lady you totally do. They will change your life. Maybe the girls trip this year should totally be the two of us! 😉 Megan

  14. April 1, 2017 / 1:48 am

    Even though I’m not a mom yet, can I still go ahead and do all of these too?? 🙂 Because I love this list!

    xo, Sara

    • April 2, 2017 / 1:51 pm

      LOL Sara. Absolutely. They are more like things every woman should do. 🙂 xo ~ Megan

    • April 2, 2017 / 1:46 pm

      Thank you so much Maggie! Congratulations, littles are so much fun. xo ~ Megan

  15. April 2, 2017 / 2:23 pm

    Such a good list and definitely something women shouldn’t forget once they become moms!

  16. Lexi
    April 2, 2017 / 7:55 pm

    It’s SO hard to remember to put ourselves first now and then! I really like the one-a-month idea!

    • April 14, 2017 / 2:16 am

      Thanks Lexi. I think it’s something that’s achievable. xo~ Megan

    • April 4, 2017 / 1:01 pm

      Even if you do mani’s and pedi’s at home and facials, everyone needs to pamper themselves every now and then. xo ~ Megan

  17. Ruthie
    April 3, 2017 / 1:33 am

    I love this list!!! I am over due a massage!!!

    • April 4, 2017 / 1:00 pm

      Yes Ruthie! You have to get in to get a massage. We all need a little R&R. xo ~ Megan

  18. April 3, 2017 / 10:47 am

    I’m pregnant and could use some of the things on your list already! Hahaha these are all great ideas and I believe in me time and panpering to feel great–thanks for sharing!

  19. maria
    April 3, 2017 / 11:17 am

    loved this post

  20. April 3, 2017 / 11:23 am

    This is such a fun list of things to do!

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