Thanksgiving Special: Simple Self-Care Ideas

Thanksgiving Special: Simple Self-Care Ideas

October 11, 2019

5 Easy Self-Care Ideas for Super Moms

“There is nothing in nature that blooms all year long, so don't expect yourself to do so either.” 

 

Canadian Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and guess what? It's also Mental Health Awareness Week. We at Stonz want to take this opportunity to tell you that we are so thankful for you and this community of strong moms that we are a part of. Our kids are one of the most important parts of our lives, but you are also important as well!

Being a mom is hard. You are constantly juggling multiple responsibilities - picking up toys, dropping off kids, household chores, running errands, working - which leaves little time for yourself. Most likely, your own self care is at the bottom of your priority list (if it’s on your list at all). We know, we know - you don’t have time. That’s why we came up with 5 easy ways for you to pamper yourself and get a breath of fresh air in the middle of your hectic day. 

 

 1. Move Your Body  

Take a little time out of your day in the morning for a quick stroll around the block or join a weekly yoga class. These activities allow you to stretch your legs even for 10-30 minutes and will help with both physical and mental health. Our personal favourite tip for the super busy moms is watching fitness or yoga YouTube videos straight from home. These activities will only take a little time out of your day, and we promise you will feel so much better after you get those endorphins running. Even better, get your kids to join along! 

2. Start your Morning with a Nice Drink…and not the Kind You’re Thinking of   

Making yourself a nice cup of tea, coffee or smoothie is a perfect way to start your morning. It puts you in the right head space for a day ahead (no matter how crazy it will get). Sip on your drink slowly, take everything in, look out your window and say to yourself “you got this”. 

3. Take Deep Breaths at a Stop Light  

This is for the moms that are always running errands - grocery shopping, dropping the kids off to soccer practice, picking up the dry cleaning. When it seems like you keep on doing everything for everyone else, take a few seconds just for you. This is a great way to sneak in some much-needed meditation and to check in with yourself. Inhale... exhale… focus on the present… and then jet off being the super mom you are! 

 

4. Write in a Journal 

Journaling is a great way to destress. Write about anything - how you’re feeling, what you’re proud of, what you’re not proud of, your aspirations, your favourite quotes, the possibilities are endless. By journaling for 10-20 minutes every day, you practice mindfulness and start learning more about yourself. Challenge idea: everyday, take a few minutes to jot down something that made you smile. It could be something as simple as a stranger opening a door for you at the mall or making chocolate chip cookies with your kids after school. Overtime, you tend to forget the little moments, but after you revisit these notes after a few months or even a year, you’ll be glad you took the time to cherish these memories! 

 

5. Reconnect with an Old Friend

When life gets too busy, we tend to lose touch with those around us. How could we keep up with all our college friends or old coworkers when we can hardly keep up with ourselves? With social media these days, though, it’s become so easy to talk to others. If you’re going to watch all those Instagram Stories while sitting on the couch anyway, why not reach out to one of them? Tell your friend you miss them and would love to grab a quick coffee one day. Who knows, maybe this will be the beginning to a new stage of your friendship. 

 

Thanksgiving is all about reflection and realizing how blessed we are. While you may be thankful for a multitude of things, lots of people are also thankful for you too! No matter where we come from or what our backgrounds are, lots of moms have one thing in common: guilt. We are always blaming ourselves for not being good enough or letting something slip up, but we’re all human. At the end of the day, we’re just trying our best trying to raise our kids to be joyful and kind. By taking care of yourself, not only are you going to be happier in general, you will also be more equipped to take care of your family. We hope our pep talk and these tips will help you create some healthy habits for self care. Again, we’re proud of you and are so thankful for you super moms out there! 

 

If you happen to take any pictures or videos of your self care journey, we would love to see it. Tag us on Instagram or let us know on Facebook

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AWARDS & PRESS

AWARDS & PRESS

Stonz as recognized through awards, by the press and as seen in the media.


AWARDS


Stonz products have received numerous awards over the years, having been tested by savvy reviewers and professionals based on value, functionality, quality and product appeal. In addition to the below, Stonz products have been recognized by Creative Child Magazine, Red Tricycle, the National Parenting Center and others. 

 

Stonz Booties are certified by the Canadian Podiatric Medical Association as a product that promotes the development of young feet

Canadian Podiatric Medical Association Seal of Approval

Stonz Booties are certified by the Canadian Podiatric Medical Association as a product that promotes the development of young feet.




Creative Child Magazine Awards

The Stonz Sun Suit was named the 2018 Product of the Year in the Outdoor Play Apparel category, while our Baby Mitts received a 2018 Preferred Choice Award by Creative Child Magazine.


Stonz Scout Winter Boots were awarded the 2018 Product of the Year award for Winter Footwear. 

Baby Maternity Magazine Awards

Stonz Scout Winter Boots were awarded the 2018 Product of the Year award for Winter Footwear. Our Sun Suit also received the 2018 Preferred Choice Award for Sun Protection Apparel, as voted by new moms and moms-to-be.


Stonz Booties were awarded with the PTPA Seal of Approval.

PTPA Seal of Approval

Stonz Booties were awarded with the PTPA Seal of Approval.


Stonz Awards - Mom's Best Award Winner

Mom's Best Award

The Mom's Best Award for Fantastic Products recognizes the best of the best in juvenile products, toys and media as evaluated by moms.


Stonz Baby Booties have been recognized by iParenting as a top baby product.

iParenting Award

Stonz Baby Booties have been recognized by iParenting as a top baby product.

 

PRESS


Here are just some of the latest mentions of Stonz in the media.

 

November 2018

Stonz as featured by Business Insider

‘The Best Kids' Snow Boots You Can Buy’
Featuring our Trek Winter Boots.
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November 2018

Stonz as featured by KTLA

‘Hacks for Those Travelling With Kids’
A segment with Mom blogger Jessica Hall.
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November 2018

Stonz as featured by Business Insider

‘The Best Mittens You Can Buy’
Featuring our Baby Mitts as best mittens for babies.
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October 2018

Stonz as featured by Pop Sugar

‘Best Products for Babies and Kids’
Featuring our Toddler Booties.
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February 2018

Stonz was features at Today's Parent - ‘36 Adorable Rain Boots for Kids’

‘36 Adorable Rain Boots for Kids’
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November 2017

Stonz is feature on CTV News clip "Mompreneurs share their top holiday picks for kids."

CTV News Hour Ottawa – ‘Top Pics’

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August 2017

Stonz introduces sun-sational UPF line on Earnshaw's article.

‘Sun Savvy’

Stonz introduces sun-sational UPF line.
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SPOTTED IN STONZ


Some familiar faces spotted in Stonz products!

Molly Sims

Model and actress Molly Sims’ kids are having a blast in their Stonz Rain Boots!

Model and actress Molly Sims’ kids are having a blast in their Stonz Rain Boots!

Alec and Hilaria Baldwin

Alec and Hilaria Baldwin’s little ones are loving their Stonz gear!

Alec and Hilaria Baldwin’s little ones are loving their Stonz gear!


Eva Chen

Eva Chen's adorable son Tao wants to share his Stonz Rain Boots with mom!

Eva Chen's adorable son Tao wants to share his Stonz Rain Boots with mom!


Busy Philipps

Actress Busy Philipps’ daughter is rainy day ready in her Stonz Rain Boots and Liners!

Actress Busy Philipps’ daughter is rainy day ready in her Stonz Rain Boots and Liners!


James Van Der Beek

Actor James Van Der Beek’s daughter Olivia was spotted looking rain ready in her Stonz Rain Boots!

Actor James Van Der Beek’s daughter Olivia was spotted looking rain ready in her Stonz Rain Boots!


Erika Christensen

Erika Christensen, of Parenthood fame, took her daughter for a Fall outing wearing her Polka Dot Booties!

Erika Christensen, of <i>Parenthood </i>fame, took her daughter for a Fall outing wearing her Polka Dot Booties!


Hilary Duff

Hilary Duff dressed her son Luca in his Blue Stonz Rain Boots. We love those smiling faces!

Hilary Duff dressed her son Luca in his Blue Stonz Rain Boots. We love those smiling faces!


Neil Patrick Harris

Neil Patrick Harris took his two little ones out for a stroll in NYC, with his daughter decked out in Stonz natural rubber Rain Boots!
Neil Patrick Harris took his two little ones out for a stroll in NYC, with his daughter decked out in Stonz natural rubber Rain Boots!


Jennifer Garner

Jennifer Garner's youngest daughter Seraphina was spotted in Stonz Booties in the polka dot brown design. She also has the Stonz polka dot brown fleece hat to match!

Jennifer Garner's youngest daughter Seraphina was spotted in Stonz Booties in the polka dot brown design. She also has the Stonz polka dot brown fleece hat to match!


Halle Berry

Another one of our favorite famous moms, Oscar-winning actress Halle Berry, was spotted buying a pair of Stonz booties for her daughter Nahla at Circle Craft in Vancouver.

Another one of our favorite famous moms, Oscar-winning actress Halle Berry, was spotted buying a pair of Stonz booties for her daughter Nahla at Circle Craft in Vancouver.