How Moms Can Simplify Their Self Care Routine

When you think of products you purchase for self care, what comes to mind?

The candles by the bed? The bath bombs on the edge of the bathtub? The herbal tea you actually get to drink warm because your littles are asleep?

I’m sure you have some favorites!

But now, think about actually purchasing those things. Do you only get them every few months? Do you forget them at the store because your kids are going nuts? 

As moms it’s extremely easy to forget to pamper ourselves. And almost every mom I talk to feels guilty when they do! Even thinking about doing something for ourselves can make us instantly feel uneasy.

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You Have Permission To Pamper Yourself

It’s just you and me here. Be honest with me. 

Are you seeking permission to do something for yourself?

I can readily admit that I spent the first 9 months of my son’s life feeling like I had to ask for permission to do anything. Get my hair done, nails done, go for a walk alone, take a shower or even go to the bathroom!

I felt like I owed everyone an explanation for why I needed some time for myself and I wouldn’t fight for that time. If my husband said he would watch my son and then changed his mind to do something for himself, I would let him off the hook. 

Now, this isn’t to say I don’t think my husband should do things for himself. However, I had to learn to prioritize myself sometimes and to make sure others understood how crucial it was for my well-being as a mom.

So, mama, I give you permission to let go of all that mom guilt and pamper yourself, even if that means having someone else watch your kids while you do. I promise, they’ll be fine and you’ll be a better mom for it.

Now let’s get on to the good stuff!

A Subscription Box Will Save Your Sanity

As you can see in my IG photo above, I was given a subscription box specifically for moms by More Than Just Moms. 

More Than Just Moms is dedicated to giving moms an easy and affordable way to pamper themselves without having to leave the house or spend a ton of money. You can get the Mom Box with just products for you or get the Mom & Baby Box for a few dollars more which adds an item for your little! 

What makes their box so affordable is that it’s seasonal, so it’s a fun gift you get every 3 months.

Just for transparency, you should know that even though More Than Just Moms gave me a box to try plus a very generous discount just for you guys (CODE: SAM60), I don’t make any money at all if you purchase from them. I’m talking about their box because I genuinely love it and I know you will too!

I planned on doing an unboxing but my camera isn’t great so I thought a blog post would be just as good.

Now let’s dive into what I got in the Spring box!

The More Than Just Moms Spring Box!

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Here are all of the goodies I got in my box and you can expect in yours!


I got the Mom & Baby Box so there was a special item for Oliver inside. He got an adorable bib!

My favorite thing about the bib is that it’s snaps rather than has velcro. For any new mom or moms who are tired of getting gross food stuck in the velcro, switch to snaps! 

They can’t get them off as easily 😉


I’m a huge fan of herbal tea! If you haven’t taken to it yet, just add some honey or agave to sweeten it up and you’ll be hooked in no time.

Tea is perfect for detoxing, aiding in digestion and relaxing. I find that some chamomile before bed is an amazing way to wind down.

In the Spring box you’ll get two packets of loose leaf tea (make sure to grab some tea infusers or a mug with an infuser built in). One packet has some caffeien and is wonderful for a morning boost and the other is caffeine-free and designed to help you relax at night.

Drinking herbal tea is actually one of the ways I’ve been able to lose almost 30 pounds in the last 6 months. I did have to get my eating under control and learn what exercise works best for me before I started seeing the weight start coming off after having my son, but once I got into a routine the tea helped boost my metabolism and the weight has been melting off ever since.

Let me know in the comments if you’d like to learn more about my fitness journey and how I find time to workout while being a work from home mom with a toddler.


Please tell me you read! I know not everyone is a committed reader but I know there’s a book out there for absolutely anyone.

Here are the books I highly recommend for mamas!

The bookmarks you get in the Spring Box have beautiful lines of poems and gorgeous floral patterns. I’m absolutely obsessed with them!


You get two sheet face masks in this box. I’m personally a huge fan of sheet masks because I have very sensitive skin so rubbing off dried mud masks aren’t ideal for me.

One mask is called the All Nighter and as all parents know, kids don’t always want to sleep through the night and this mask will help you feel refreshed and awake after such a night. 

The other mask is for right before bed to keep your skin hydrated and happy!


You also get samples of Nardo’s Natural cleanser and moisturizer. You get two little tubs of each and I think that’s great because it’s enough to try out for your skin but not so much that if you don’t like it, it’ll be a waste of product.

I’m always skeptical with trying new cleansers and especially moisturizers but Nardo’s really is all natural and works for all skin types! 

That’s something else that I love about this box. It’s not a bunch of random junk thrown in a box. It’s curated with a natural and healthy lifestyle in mind.


So the eyeliner is probably my favorite product in this box. I won’t go into too much detail because I want you to try it for yourself but it’s meant to stay on long-term (yes please!!) AND it’s a very fun color. It’s something I never thought of trying before so getting it in this box was a big surprise and has helped me expand my creativity with my makeup.


You can’t forget essential oils! 

I’m 100% on the essential oils bandwagon. After finding out that putting them in a diffuser helped us stop our son’s croup from returning, I was HOOKED. I’m honestly thinking about selling Young  Living just because I’m so obsessed with oils.

Anyway, in the Spring Box you get an essential oil roller that has a wonderful mix of oils focused on opening up your heart chakra. Basically the oils have their own aromatherapy benefits but adding in affirmations can help you set intentions for your day. When I do this I find I can get through my day easier and be calmer.

It is sort of a placebo type effect, but that’s better than losing my mind all day, right?

That’s it! I’m so in love with the More Than Just Moms box and I highly encourage you to subscribe. This is also a wonderful gift for any moms in your life!

More Than Just Moms really pulled through for you guys and is giving you 60% off your first box! That’s an insane deal so there’s no excuse not to get one and pamper yourself!

Don’t forget to follow More Than Just Moms (@morethanjustmoms) and me (@themommymotivator) on Instagram and tag us both when you get your box or when you’re trying out one of the awesome products inside.

Also, don’t forget to share this post with your friends and family so they can take advantage of our special discount code too!

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