Updated: May 5
Are you excited for Mother's Day, but struggling with what to get your mom or yourself? Don't worry, we've got you covered with the help of Alicia Keys!
For the Busy Moms
Motherhood is a wondrous experience that is filled with love, joy, and adventure. However, it is also a demanding role that can be overwhelming at times. The age-old myth of perfect motherhood is just that - a myth. No mother can do it all, and it's important to dispel this notion and embrace the reality of motherhood. It's okay to ask for help, to take a break, and to indulge in small things that bring you joy and happiness.
As a mother, you are constantly giving to your children, your family, and your community. But it's essential to remember that you can't pour from an empty cup. You need to take time for yourself, to recharge your batteries, and to indulge in small pleasures that bring you happiness. Whether it's taking a long bath, reading a book, or treating yourself to your favorite dessert, these small indulgences can make a big difference in your overall well-being.
So the next time you feel overwhelmed or guilty for taking some time for yourself, remember that self-care is not selfish. It's an essential part of being a good mother and a happy person. Embrace the joy of small indulgences and find balance in the chaos of motherhood.
Alicia's career is truly remarkable, from her timeless music to her award-winning beauty brand, and her collaborations with industry leaders. However, in an interview with Goop, she revealed that her true superpower is something much more simple: the ability to slow down. Despite all of her successes, Alicia understands the value of taking time for oneself and not always running at full speed. It's a beautiful reminder to prioritize self-care and well-being, even in the midst of a busy career.
Slowing down is easier when you set the mood. Surround yourself with the warm, calming scent of their Sage + Oat Milk Candle to shift the pace with intention — even if it’s just for five magic minutes.
For the Mindful Moms
It can be challenging to manage the stresses of motherhood, but practicing mindfulness and allowing yourself to go with the flow can offer some much-needed relief and gentleness. It's important to take care of yourself and find ways to manage the daily challenges with compassion and understanding.
Go with your flow by using the Obsidian Gua Sha Massage Tool. With a full-body massage right at your fingertips, you can skip the spa and still carve out time for you. Want to make it extra luxe? Pair your massage with the Sacred Body Oil.
For the Independent Moms
As a mother, it's not uncommon to feel overwhelmed with the expectations of being a flawless, ever-present, all-knowing and selfless figure while juggling various other roles. “I still struggle with being vulnerable enough to ask for help,” super mama Jaycina Almond, founder of Tender Foundation, told Keys Soulcare. She acknowledges that vulnerability is a necessary aspect of motherhood, and strives to improve in this area. She admits to often waiting until the last minute to ask for support, but recognizes the importance of taking care of oneself and seeking help when needed. "I wait until my breaking point and I’m crying.” As a young mother, Jaycina shared that finding a balance between her pride and community can be a struggle. “When you’re the only one with a kid in your friend group, it’s hard for people to understand because they don’t have the same experience,” she adds. “But, it doesn’t mean they don’t want to help you.”
As the saying goes, "it takes a village," and this sentiment rings especially true when it comes to motherhood. Mothers and mentors deserve our unwavering support and care, every step of the way. That's why it's important to show them just how much we appreciate all that they do. Consider giving the gift of the Mother’s Day Ritual — an offering specially crafted for the nurturers who deserve nothing but the best.