Mommy Pampering Before Back-To-School Chaos Hits

Getaways are nice, but when you don’t have an infinite budget that involves traveling with a nanny and having someone plan said getaway on your behalf (isn’t that the life…), there can be a good amount of stress and anxiety as well. That’s where small, pampering indulgences come in. It’s amazing how much something as simple as a self-tanner can help boost self-esteem/mood (at least for me). That expression “if you can’t tone it, tan it,” could not be more true!


That bring me to Ibiza Sun’s Self Tanning Towlettes. I love a good tanning wipe and these are a new recent favorite. I use one for my upper body and two wipes if I want to tan my whole body. The formulation dries fast – I wait about a minute before getting dressed. I usually do the tanning before bed and wake up to a natural looking, darker complexion that instantly puts me in a better mood. Just note to wash hands as soon as you’re done applying to avoid blotches/orange tinted palms.

This Sleep Stone Mask is butter soft and amazing for blocking out light and even some sound – I’ve been using this when the hubby is on baby night/morning duty. What’s more unique, however, is that it includes a pocket to hold a crystal over the third eye chakra. The four crystal options (Amethyst, Purple Fluorite, Blue Lace Agate, Rose Quartz) are genuine, natural stones.

I never thought I’d be writing about socks, but Silver Spun Goods is truly innovative and Shark Tank-worthy. You can wear these socks for up to one week – tested in the Tel Aviv summer sun! Since having kids, anything that cuts down laundry is pampering in my book.

I never thought I’d be writing about socks and here I am featuring two… what can I say! Among the things that have helped me drain some of the water weight post pregnancy were putting my legs up a wall for 10-20 minutes a day and wearing compression socks. Copper Fit has what they call Energy Compression Socks, which are unique because you can wear them all day and they’re easy to take on and off. The brand also has a Gwyneth Paltrow collection.

We’re never too old for a Barbie moment, especially when there’s a sophisticated twist like with the Barbie x Dragon Glassware collaboration. Sometimes a little wine is the only thing to help with the awful witching hour.

And, speaking of wine, checkout Windsor Vineyards’ personalized bottles of wine because the only thing better than a great bottle of wine, is one that can double as unique table/decorative pieces/single flower vase. Plus, they have a ton of affordable options.

Bagito makes awesome reusable products. Their on-the-go set is just what most of us parents need to get us prepped for back-to-school. It includes snacks for pouches, reusable utensils and a reusable shopping bag that looks as though it would not be able to withhold much but let me tell you – you can LOAD it with heavy grocery items, toys etc and it will withstand without a problem (the Bagito Grande holds up to 50lbs!).