Mother’s Day is fast-approaching and there’s lots going on! Like most moms, I really don’t need, want or expect anything from Jason or the boys, but I would love to spend some extra time with them this weekend. My ideal day would be for us to have brunch together as a family at home, take Aspen for a walk or maybe even head out to Kananaskis for a day-trip. The boys usually bring home a really sweet homemade card for me from school and their little messages are SO heartfelt at their age, I love them. ( but they surprised me with amazing flowers from Callia! )
While I don’t want the boys to get me anything but a big hug, I do think Mother’s Day is a great time to treat yourself a little bit. I also like to take this time of year to treat and reconnect with the other amazing mommas out there in my friend group and community.
Here are some ideas I have for this year:
Now that Jason is back in town, I’m planning to have him spend an afternoon with the boys one day this month so I can sneak out and enjoy some solo mom time. I’m heading back to GLO Antiaging Treatment Bar where I’ve been working on my skin care with a few of their amazing treatments. I’ve tried their Spectra Carbon Peel (I talked about it here if you missed it!) and then I recently tried microneedling for the first time! I’ll tell you all about that in another post. But I’m going to head back for a relaxing hydrafacial. Treat yourself or your momma this Mother's Day to a little time out and self-care. I'm heading back to @GLOantiaging for my next treatment, and I think you should too. Just in time for Mother’s Day, @GLOantiaging is offering 15% off any treatment just for my followers, or $100 off the Spectra Carbon Laser Peel I tried out back in March! Book any of their amazing anti-aging facial treatments before May 31 and mention promo code KODETTE when you book. Cannot be combined with any other offers.
SIP + SHOP
If a glass of wine and shopping date is more your style, grab your mom or best friend and come say hi at the Poppy Barley pop-up shop I’m hosting at California Closets in Inglewood on Wednesday, May 9 (tomorrow!) from 5:30-7:30PM. Please RSVP here so we know how much wine to stock up on! They have SO many beautiful spring shoes and bags to shop from, and even better they're so graciously donating a portion of the sales to my Autism initiative that I have been working on this month, raising funds for Janus Academy, an amazing school here in Calgary. I love that they're into supporting what I'm passionate about, and standing behind me with my charity work.
I received the cutest gift from my monthly wine club membership with Sandhill Wines last week ahead of Mother’s Day: these delicious limited-edition Jenna Rae Cakes Merlot-infused macarons. Add a bottle of Sandhill Wines Merlot and you’ve got the perfect combo. You can order the macarons online here today and have them shipped directly to mom in time for Mother’s Day! And they’re made in Winnipeg!
We’ll be spending Sunday together as a family and chilling out after a busy week! Hopefully it’s sunny and warm and we can get out of the city with the boys and Aspen for some time to just disconnect and go for a hike. What are your plans for Mother’s Day?