Sometimes as parents we forget to take care of ourselves.
With all that caring-for-others going on, it's easy to let our own nurturing slide.
When Sage was a newborn I actually would forget to eat. For days on end. That's a little disturbing to think about.
New mamas, I don't recommend this.
I ended up exhausted, depleted, and with more anxiety than I could sort though.
It took me months (years?) to figure out how to care for others while still caring for myself. I'm still not perfect at it and have to mindfully practice self-care so I don't lose myself in my job as mama.
So I'm here at Clean in part to cheer you on as you care for others, but also to give you a nudge to care for yourself.
A walk, a bath, a secret hidden chocolate bar in the laundry room.
Something just for you.
And no, it needn't be elaborate. Because a walk with a baby tied on your back can still qualify as self-care. Or a special cup of tea in the grass while your children gather pine cones. Simple. Reasonable. Real.
That's how we did it over here anyway.
In that spirit I'm hosting my own LüSa Organics giveaway today, to encourage a little self-love and self-care.
One lucky winner will bring home:
- a 5 oz organic Sugar Scrub of your choice
- a crazy effective and gentle LüSa Deodorant (Yes! Deodorant!)
- and your choice of your favorite roll-on essential oil blend or lotion bar. (Including new unscented.)
Leave a comment below to enter the giveaway! Feel free to snag a second entry by sharing this post on social media of any sort or via email to a friend. Leave a second comment to let me know you did so.
Comments are now closed. Congratulations to Sasha M. who said,
"I am admittedly terrible at self care since my littlest arrived. Someday I'll be better. :)"
And while I'm at it, how 'bout two special discounts for you sweet people? Then everybody wins.
Today's discounts are:
1. A free gift with any order of any size.
No matter what you buy we'll think of something fun to add, just for you. Of course the more you buy the bigger your gift, so knock yourself out.
To redeem just type "Self-care" in the comments field of any order placed before Monday, May 18.
2. Free US shipping on any order over $50.
Use coupon code "FREE50" during checkout. (Coupon expires May 25, retail customers only, please.)
And yes, you can double-up and use both coupons at once!
Have at it, and many thanks (as always) for supporting LüSa Organics. It makes my world go 'round. Because we're not a big company, we're a small family business.
And we notice and deeply appreciate each and every order you place. Without exception.
And just for fun, here is the LüSa Organics family –
Back row: Karen, operations and shipping manager; Steven, production; Brandy, labeling; and Rachel (that's me!) and Pete (my main squeeze), owners/marketing/product development/dreaming/bookkeeping.
Front row: Jaia and Raina (from our local Waldorf high school, Raina is Karen's daughter), labeling and occasional singing; and Sage and Lupine, the Lu and Sa of LuSa and the inspiration behind our company.
(Not pictured: Angie, soap-cutting and labeling; and Jordan, shipping)