Written by a contributing writer
When you’re a parent, it’s the little things that mean a lot since those little things are often the things that bring everyday comforts into your life. Whether it’s something to lift your mood, help you relax, or just help you to have a bit of adult time when your little ones have gone to bed, you shouldn’t feel bad about treating yourself at any point - it can do a lot to help keep your mental health on a good streak as well as resetting you for the day ahead. So what’s actually worth spending your money on as a parent in order to get to where you need to be?
Subscription Box Membership
These have become all the rage over the past several years and there are subscription boxes available for almost anything that you can think of. Whether it’s beauty products, stationery, tea or flowers, there are boxes available to order each month which can definitely lift your mood. If you keep the subscription rolling, it’ll just be a nice surprise through the door every four weeks. For the amount that you get, they are usually quite cheap; although it’s a treat for you, it’s also a promotion for the companies that invest in them to get their products out to the masses, so it’s win-win for both you and them.
A Good Bed To Sleep On
There is a lot to be said for a good bed to catch a great night’s sleep on. However, it’s not so much the frame of the bed that you need to be concerned about - but more so the mattress. If you can’t remember the last time that you replaced your mattress, then it’s probably worth changing it; the recommended lifespan of one is just eight years in order to keep it firm enough to benefit your posture. There are different types of mattress for you to choose from, from memory foam to spring to air bed to standard foam; the choice goes on for quite a while, so it’s imperative that you are making an informed decision on what’s going to be right for you - as it may affect your budget quite dramatically. After all, who can put a price on a good night’s sleep?
Little Home Perks
It’s the little things around the home that often bring the most joy when the children aren’t there. From getting your favorite quotes printed, framed, and hung up on the walls, to bringing around a certain vibrancy within rooms from the flowers that are sprouting from plants. Not only is it bringing your house together, but these are the small things which genuinely do mean a lot in terms of your happiness. In fact, plants can do a great deal to ensure that your mental health is in tip top form, which is especially important when you are a parent. Cushions and throws not only serve for a purpose of comfort, but they can also help in other ways; they can double up as seats and a rug for a teddy-bear’s picnic and brilliant pieces of apparatus for a fort or den to make on a rainy day.
A Supply Of Bombs - For The Bath!
If you have a bath, you’ll know just how relaxing one can be when you’ve finished a hard day. There’s nothing better than sinking into one to remove your aches and pains, but even better is having the right things there to ensure that you are doing everything that you can to give yourself the best experiencebest experience within the timeframe that you’ve got - often quite limited when you’re a parent. Certain essential oils can be vital to helping your body repair itself and they can often be found within most reputable bath bombs and melts that are available to purchase both online and in store.
A Wipeable Scribble Pad
Whether this is through painting one of your walls with chalk paint for your little ones to express their creative side or having a whiteboard available for you to jot down your shopping on, these can be such a great tool to have within the home. They’re brilliant for being able to write down things like numbers, the alphabet, or anything else that you are learning. They are also great for quick educational reviews. Not only that, but drawing together and being able to use it as an outlet for emotions can be invaluable, especially for those who can’t properly voice what’s on their mind yet. Although it seems like just a bit of fun to the majority of people, these are platforms for us all to be able to express ourselves and note down what we need to are invaluable at certain times.
Don’t have it in your head that this is for lazy parents; it can be a life saver at certain times, even if you’re not much of a television-watcher. Subscriptions to services such as Netflix and Amazon Prime can offer you more movies, television shows, and box sets than you will have ever seen before. And while it’s a good excuse to sit down and spend the day in silence with your eyes glued to the screen, there are also benefits in the documentaries that are available to view, or the new release films that you may watch inorder to be able to join in the conversation with your friends. But, more important, you will have at your fingertips a bargaining tool like no other: the shows that you know your kids love and adore. Not only are these great for using as treats, but when your child is sick and nothing else can comfort them, having all of these shows available to you without having to do much more than click a button can seem like an act from the gods. You can usually get a free trial if you haven’t signed up before and if it’s not for you then the subscription service can be easily canceled should you wish to quit.