#WellnessWednesday Mental Edition

#WellnessWednesday Mental Edition

Today I got emotional and I talked about it on my InstaStories. I talk pretty openly over there, on the daily, and the reason I feel so comfortable with that is because most of my viewers are women, around my age, mothers, people who I relate to. Yesterday I received messages asking if I was okay, because I wasn’t my usual perky self. I also received a nice video message from a friend telling me she has days like that too and we’re all gonna be okay. Just those words of encouragement and support, and knowing that someone was listening and not just tapping through my videos, was helpful.

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Much Needed Mom's Night Out #NMNO15

I received free products in order to host the National Mom's Nite Out party. The opinions expressed here are my own.

Confession: I have never had a Mom's Night Out. Ever. My best friend is not a mom and I must admit, I like going out with her because, I can talk about my kids as much as I want, and I don't have to hear about hers. Is that bad? Anyway, I don't have many Mom friends in real life, but when I was selected to host a National Mom's Nite Out I was really excited. And to my surprise, when I texted a few of my Mom friends, they were excited too! 

All the goodies you see above were sent in this big box of fun for everything you need for a fun Mom's Nite Out, including: 

  • MyPrintly Wine Glass painting craft pack (12 wine glasses and Tulip paints)
  • Mom's Night Out DVD
  • Mom's Nite Out cocktail shaker and drink mix
  • Goody Bags stuffed with HP Photo Card Packs, MyPrintly candy favors, Bicycle® Cocktail Party playing cards
  • Popcorn, Cheez-Its, Chex Mix, and Pepperidge Farm Cookies

Check out the trailer to Mom's Night Out

here

, it's hilarious! I love Sarah Drew from Grey's Anatomy and I loved her in this movie. It's just a good time. Trust me, find it and watch it. 

So, thanks to MyPrintly I was able to print these cute photo booth props to have fun with. I didn't want to cut the centers out of those glasses, which made for a hilariously difficult blind selfie session... with my Mom. 

I loved the popcorn boxes that I found on MyPrintly and immediately "Popcorn Bar" came to mind. So I popped a big bowl full of popcorn and brought in some extra goodies to add in. I mean M&M's, pretzels and Boston Baked Beans can't hurt right?  

Our big party box was pretty heavy with these 12 wine glasses inside and once I found the tulip paint I knew it was going to be a fun activity. We were all able to chit chat about life while sipping on some wine and let some of our creativity flow. 

I thought it was fun to see what everyone came up with and after a few minutes of over-thinking, we all just went for it. Our very own personalized wine glass along with a goody bag was such a cool treat for everyone to take home. 

I love this little group of Mom's right here. It's hard to pull ourselves out of our everyday routine and take time for ourselves, but I really hope I can do this more often. Honestly, it's just good for our mental status, because I know all of these Mom's can go a little crazy sometimes. I am a mom to two girls only 18 months apart, my sister-in-law has a 5 year old son and a 2 year old daughter, my friend Roxanne has 3 year old TWINS (check out her blog

Mama2Twins

) and my oldest friend Afra has a 13 year old son, 5 year old daughter and 1 year old baby boy. So, yeah our hands are pretty full. 

Thank you so much to all of you who came to my #NMNO15 party and thank you

MomSelect

and

MyPrintly

for all of the fun goodies.