Extra chances to enter this month's amazing Mama Me-Time Kit competition at this month's #somum Make Date from 8.30pm to 10pm UK time on Wednesday 11 February! (You can work out what time that is in your time zone with this handy page).
This month, we'll be talking mama guilt and mama me-time and sharing our top tips for taking time for ourselves - as well as doodling our very own Mama Me-Time Tokens.
All are welcome to join us, oldies and newbies alike!
We want to persuade as many mums to slow down and take a little time out for ourselves...
How do we do that?
- We get together on twitter and encourage each other to make time for ourselves
- We make ourselves some Mama Me-Time Tokens as we chat - and then we USE THEM
- We have a go at entering our amazing competition to win lots of incentives to make that time for ourselves...
Annoyingly, I can't actually enter it of course, but I might just treat myself to everything in the kit anyway, just to set a really good example ;)
The Mama Me-Time Goodies competition:
By joining in and adding #somum to your tweet, you'll be able to get yourself some extra entries into our fabulous competition. You can find out more about how to use your tweets to enter (and terms and conditions, pretty straightforward...) over here and below. Scroll on down for the entry form...
It's well worth a minute of your precious time, as we have our best goodies ever to give away, all made by wonderful inspiring people I admire... read on!
You could win one of three Mama Me-Time Kits, and each kit contains the following treats to inspire you to make time for you.
Delicious artisan LOVE cookies, hand-stamped and crafted with mama me-time kindness by the lovely Nila Holden.
Nila's very special cookies (perfect for Valentines Day...!) sell at Fortnums and Masons, no less - and I've been admiring them from afar for a long long time - I'm so excited to share these with you.
They're the perfect excuse to finally have a cup of tea while it's still warm, and pause to enjoy the moment instead of rushing in to the next thing on your very long list. (And you'll even have enough to share with friends if you host your own Mamas' Retreat...!)
Last year, I attended a wonderful book-binding workshop at Outlaw Craft Fair with Tim of Camel Winter.
He taught us how to make two very simple books that afternoon, and it was an absolute pleasure.
His gorgeous books are much more complicated than anything I could ever attempt, and you could also win one of his stunning hand-sewn journals.
Just what you need to remind you to take time out to capture how you're feeling instead of just worrying about everyone else.
She makes the most beautiful fun and insightful prints, washi tape (now all sold out for ever!), fridge magnets, books and all sorts of other wonderful things.
You could win yourself a pack of her heart-warming permission-giving Permission Tickets, which inspired our Mama Me-Time Tokens, and which are guaranteed to add more colour to your life...
I am pretty much obsessed with the 'mature' *cough* organic skin cream from Bloom Remedies - apart from water, it is the only product that I use every day, and I am convinced it makes me look years less 'mature'.
Even more, I love that the cream is made by Marie, who also just happens to be an absolutely lovely mum whose children go to the same school as mine!
Marie makes the most delicious products, and you will win some gorgeous taster treats for your feet and hand. With delicious smelling organic ingredients including cardamon, rosemary, geranium and lemongrass, these are balms made with loving care and all-natural goodness. Soothe your tired body and spread some love to your wriggly bits ;)
Last but not least, you can win yourself your very own DIY Mamas' Retreat Kit made by us!
If you’d love to feel connected to your core again, free of Bad Mummy guilt and self-criticism, and you wish you could help those mama friends of yours who really need a break - who don’t value the amazing things they do every day - this kit is what you need.
You don't have to dream of attending a Mamas’ Retreat, you can host your own!
So head on over here right now for more info and to enter - or just enter below!
And come and join us on Wednesday 11 February at our next #somum Make Date on twitter!
What is a #somum Make Date?
If you haven't ever joined us before, all you have to do is jump on twitter from 8.30 to 10pm UK time on Wednesday and add #somum to your tweets to find us and allow us to find you...
We give ourselves some creative me-time and connect with other lovely mums. We do it every second Wednesday of the month and we would love you to join us. New friends are always very welcome.
You don't have to be a clever crafter, an artist or wordsmith. We're all about having a go regardless of talent or experience. Most of all, it's about getting together and having fun.
If you just want to chat, that's completely fine. If you just want to make something and lurk and never tell us you're there, that's fine too. We're just happy you're making time for you.