Motherhood is a beautiful thing. I think we can all agree that once you become a mom you grow an awareness in the world about things way bigger than you ever imagined. Being responsible for raising children and taking care of their every need is a huge responsibility and it takes a very special woman to be willing to do it.
We don’t say it enough (to our own mothers) and we sometimes don’t hear it enough, but moms who are doing a great job deserve thanks. Unfortunately, we forget to focus on how moms should be honored and appreciated. Especially since moms hardly take credit for anything that we do.
We don’t toot our own horns and we certainly don’t expect to receive praises about everything. We just roll with the punches and take care of things as best as we know how day after day. At some point we can feel a bit tired and we get worn out. It’s a hard job being there for everyone all the time, and there’s rarely a day off. I can tell you from personal experiences (and perhaps you agree) a little thanks can go a long way.
Sometimes a thank you can be just those simple words. Sometimes it can be flowers or candy. And sometimes thank you is allowing moms to have a time off. All of these things make a difference.
Recently I was invited to enjoy time away from home for a few days on a press trip with a group of ladies in Hershey, Pennsylvania. We spent the weekend at the Hershey Lodge and visited Hersheypark as well as other well known Hershey attractions, as guests of Hershey Entertainment & Resorts. We had such a wonderful time. The end the trip was topped off with a very relaxing visit to The Spa at The Hotel Hershey, also known as The Chocolate Spa.
It was really one of the best experiences I’ve had in a long time, because I was with a great group of moms and we were very pampered. In addition to enjoying Hershey, we had manicures, pedicures and massages. For me it was a nice way to celebrate motherhood and feel appreciated.
My husband stayed at home with our kids and took care of all the things I normally take care of and that meant the world to me. Having my family support me while I spent a weekend away made it more enjoyable than I ever expected it to be. I am there for them every day, so it was an adjustment, but I felt better having taken off some time alone.
Spending time at the spa meant I didn’t feel rushed nor did I feel like I needed to answer any questions or tend to anybody. I love taking care of my family, but this moment was all about me. We need that as moms. I had a guilt-free time away from home and a nice time with other moms who were away from their homes for the weekend as well.
What I loved about The Spa at The Hotel Hershey is it was so relaxing and the staff was very attentive. The environment was also beautiful and they offered a variety of treatments and services to choose from. From the moment we walked through the door we were pampered and it felt really good. You can tell by our smiles we were all excited to be there. After changing into our robes, it was nice to sit around in the lounging areas of the spa where we were treated to refreshments and a relaxing environment before our individual treatments. We all took advantage of that.
Check out an amazing virtual tour of The Chocolate Spa here.
The last time I felt pampered like this was after the birth of my baby last year. Believe it or not, some hospitals do a pretty great job of spoiling you after you deliver a baby which is a nice touch, but since then I haven’t had any type of pampering. Visiting The Spa at The Hotel Hershey was not only a nice getaway, but also a very relaxing experience for me. The best part is I wasn’t healing from labor and delivery.
Sometimes we need to pamper ourselves, and by pampering ourselves that means actually letting someone else pamper us.
As a mom if you’re feeling worn out and you’re feeling like you need time to yourself I suggest enjoying an experience like this, because even a simple hand massage and manicure will have you walking away feeling somewhat renewed. After my Sweet Hands massage and manicure (which I highly recommend), I was so relaxed. I had a new energy that I just don’t experience every day.
Do Life Right
On my way to receive my complimentary spa treatment, courtesy of Hershey Parks and Entertainment, I noticed a large group of women getting in the same elevator with me. They were having the best time laughing as they went floor to floor in their robes. It made me interested in their visit, so I asked them about it. They told me they plan their girl’s getaway spa visit twice a year. They enjoy it in the fall and in the spring. What a great idea, right? They’re doing life right!
I knew then and there I need more time like that in my life. The group of women I was with were so much fun and that was our first time ever being together (handpicked by Hershey), I can only imagine what spa trips with my besties will be like in the future. I’ll be sure to let you know! I can’t wait to experience The Chocolate Spa again.
As for you, you need to make sure that you get your time away from home to relax too. It is our job to meet the needs of our families, but we are better moms when our needs are taken care of as well.
Ask for the Sweetest Gift
Currently, there is a Mother’s Day offer at the spa you can take advantage of. Check it out here.
The Spa at The Hotel Hershey offers a variety of treatments and services including:
Visit TheChocolateSpa.com to view a detailed list of services and products or to make reservations.
Just an FYI for future planning…Hershey will be opening MeltSpa in downtown Hershey, Fall 2017. That’s one more place for you to enjoy chocolate and relax.
Happy Mother’s Day!