If you live in the GCC region, like the UAE, Oman or Saudi Arabia, you would know that Mothers day is fast approaching. With Mothers Day approaching, I began to think of the moms in my life as well as the mothers who connect with me on a daily basis either through my blog or my various social media channels or events that I attend across the cities. A running theme for many of them is the struggle with balance, happiness, and the demands of motherhood. They are all trying their best to Mommy and almost for all of them their kids, and their family comes first.
I can totally relate to this emotion and I know as a Mom, it is very difficult at times, to take time out for yourself. And as a result, a lot of us suffer from a lack of “Me time” and a super lack of ” Self Care”.
One reason we moms often give for not taking better care of ourselves is, that we feel it’s selfish, I like to give an analogy of the airplane. I say to them that when we are given in-flight instructions, we are told that if the oxygen masks drop, we are to put them on ourselves first, then assist our family. So, the same works with happiness. What mothers tend to overlook is that their own self-care is a way to make them happier and healthier, which, in turn, makes them a more effective member of the family. It’s also an opportunity for them to model health and balance for their children. Mothers give up a lot of their jobs: their waistlines, sleep, the backseat of their cars, years of peace and quiet. They’d even give their lives.
So this mother’s day here is my list for the MOMS IN DUBAI, don’t wait for your family and kids to pamper you, I am sure they love you and they will make you feel special, but follow my 5 tips, and enjoy your day, your way.
5 ways to celebrate the Mother’s Day
1. Pamper yourself mothers
Tell yourself that you are a fab mom, and go visit these fab beauty salons in Dubai. Get your hair done, or sit back and enjoy a wonderful mani-pedi to go out with family in style in the evening or go, treat yourself with a rejuvenating facial or spa to take away that sleep deprived and tired damsel look for some time off your face.
a) Jacques la coupe :
“I ALWAYS BELIEVED THAT BEAUTY IS A BLESS AND WE STRIVE TO CRAFT IT…” JACQUES LA COUPE
This is a beautiful little beauty center based in JBR, Dubai. They are welcoming all Moms for a fabulous pamper session, so book your appointment now. Check out their website here.
b) Serenity Beauty Salon:
Inspired by Dr. Azita Ahmadi’s vision and experience on the cutting edge cosmetic surgery and skin treatments Serenity offers a vast portfolio of treatments of excellence. Their luxury salon, spa, and a clinic are located in Dubai Marina just on the corner of Princess tower building and Cafe Martinez. It features six ornately designed treatment rooms fitted with highly engineered furniture for the ultimate medical and spa experience. In addition, they also have various beauty care services too.
They are also currently offering 50% off in all cosmetic services like laser hair removal, LPG, others.
What more you ask? They will also offer 20% off to all mothers, on their beauty services on 21st March 2018 as a Mother’s Day special discount.
Check out their website here and give them a call to book your appointment.
c) Glossy Globe
If you are a new mom, with a baby literally attached to you, going to a spa or salon looks like a far-fetched dream. But guess what, there is an app now in the UAE, where you can call a beauty service home like food or grocery that too at a very reasonable price.
Open your App store or Google play and download it to order an amazing pamper session at the comfort of your home. See their website here for more information.
2. Get Arty with your kids:
Sometimes, all you need is to bring your inner artist in fore. How wonderful it will be to walk into a DIY art studio with or without your kids and just sit back, put your thoughts and mood on the canvas. Almost like meditation, yes?
I found just the place for you to do so. It is called TheJamJar and you can see their website here. Founded in 2005, thejamjar is a community arts space that works to promote artists and support the development of Dubai’s arts scene through its extensive arts programme, educational initiatives, and community projects. The studio and project space offers the region’s first Public DIY Painting Studio alongside a year-round exhibition and events calendar presenting a diverse range of art forms, including visual art, film, music, theatre and more
3. Party with your Mommy friends
Did you see my pictures and stories on my Instagram, where I partied with my Mommy friends and my social media followers at QWERTY , in Media One hotel? You can see the pictures here. We had a limousine, great company and a good time.
It’s mother’s day so, ask Daddy dear to fill in for you while you go enjoy a little bit of girly fun with your girlfriends in any of your favorite places in Dubai. I recommend Coco on 8.
Coco on Eight: Every Friday, Coco on 8 is giving away 1 free bottle of pink champagne, per group of 6 ladies. So if you are 12 girls, you get 2 and do the maths for more. Sounds good for a Mom’s night out, right?
4. Go shopping Mommy
Show me a woman who doesn’t like to shop? We women love to shop. And jewelry, shoes, and clothes make us very happy. But ever since we became a mom, we just walk towards the various baby and kids shop as if on Autopilot. When was the last time you bought yourself something wonderful? When was the last time, you treated yourself a piece of jewelry? Check out the various bling bling beauties by Pure Gold Jewellers, in their Mothers Day collection here. You can select your favorite and treat yourself to a beautiful memento of your motherhood. Why wait for others to gift us, when we can do our own shopping right?
5. Eat that cupcake … Now!!
Motherhood has taken a toll on our waistline. Agreed. But can we ever celebrate anything without something sweet and delicious? How about ordering some fabulous cupcakes from Ralph Chef for you and your family to mark this motherhood in pure gourmet style. Give them a call and avail some exclusive discounts for Mother’s day order. Just use the code, “Lovelifelittle1” and get 10% discount on your first order.
Or if Pancake is your guilty pleasure, you can walk into Eggspectation at the JBR beach, it’s an all-day Canadian eatery famous for its breakfast and lunch and receives a complimentary stack of pancake skewers with your lunch. Now that’s a great motherhood treat for us Moms in Dubai.
Hope you liked my mini list to have major fun on Mother’s day. My parting request to you my dear is that please focus on your self too.
Do not lose yourself in motherhood. Think about what you love, what might be missing, or where you want to be.
Start a journal in order to reconnect with you. It doesn’t have to be every day, or for hours, but carve out 30 minutes a week to self-reflect. Put that in your schedule, like you would your daughter’s tennis, or your son’s piano lesson. You know you would never miss those things, so consider this on the same level of importance. This mothers day, resolve to be a good mother to your inner child. She needs loving too..
Happy Mother’s day.
Picture Credit for Featured Image: Megha Chopra Photography