The secret of making more me-time

Make a Mama Me-Time Token with Story of MumDo you need an incentive to make time for you? I do.

So this month we'll be making Mama Me-Time Tokens!

How would you complete the sentence, "This voucher entitles a mama to ....."?

It could be five minutes of me-time, it could be thirty - you might even have an hour, or a whole day of me-time.

Let's dream together... what would we allow ourselves to do for ourselves if we only had a magic token...?

And if that's not enough to encourage you to make time for yourself, we have our biggest ever competition - an even bigger incentive to make time for you...!

You could win one of THREE amazing Mama Me-Time Treat Kits... full of goodies from people that we love... to inspire you to take time for yourself.

Win yourself some Mama Me-Time with Story of Mum!Each Mama Me-Time Kit includes:

- some very special artisan LOVE cookies from Nila Holden

- an organic hand, foot and body balm taster set from Bloom Remedies

- a gorgeous handmade journal from Camel Winter...

- a pack of joyful Permission Tickets from Artsyville (which inspired this month's activity!)

- and our DIY Mamas' Retreat Kit packed with printables, treats and everything you need to spread the me-time mama love with your friends.

There are lots of different ways you can enter (in fact we've probably gone a little bit over the top with the number of different ways you can enter - they include 'having a cuppa' for example...). But the hope is that you'll be able to find one (or 'one and all' as we say in Cornwall) that works for you - head over here to find out more and ENTER RIGHT NOW... 

What did we get up to last month?

Make a Hope Boat with Story of MumWe made beautiful paper Hope Boats together and shared our precious hopes for the year at a moving monthly #somum Make Date.

I loved getting stuck into my yearly workbook from Leonie Dawson, stepping into big plans for the year ahead...

I even shared what I would do on my ideal day (one of my favourite exercises in the workbook) with mamas at our last Mamas' Retreat, and got them all to imagine theirs.

You can see photos of what I got up to on my (yes it really happened!) ideal day over here. What would happen on your perfect day?

Make a Mama Me-Time Token with Story of MumWhat's up next?

We'll be talking about mama me-time, mama guilt and more at our next #somum Make Date on twitter. As well as offering some more ways to enter the competition (join in for extra entries!)

We'd love you to join us on Wednesday 11 February from 8.30 - 10pm UK time (you can find your own timezone equivalent with this link).

Plus, we'll be spurring each other on to actually USE our tokens all month.

So we'll be encouraging each other and sharing our me-time successes by using #somum on twitter, facebook (and maybe even instagram if I can get it together...!)

In other news, I've signed up to try out this fab looking e-course on how to manage my crazy mayhem mornings better - will let you know how it goes! 

Join a Mamas' Retreat with Story of MumAnd last but not least, we've just released tickets for our next Mamas' Retreat in March, so take a peek if you'd like to take advantage of our early bird offer! 

Most of all, here's hoping we can inspire you to take some well-deserved time for you this month, mama. Do more of what makes you feel good.

With love and me-time,

Pippa and Penny 

PS Here's another little reminder of THE AMAZING ME-TIME TREATS YOU COULD WIN, thanks to Nila Holden, Artsyville, Bloom Remedies, Camel Winter and us :) Enter here.

Win a mama me-time treat kit with Story of Mum