Rest + Recharge Mama


Whether your idea of the perfect evening includes reading, enjoying a mocktail on a Zoom call, or pampering yourself with DIY facial mask, we've got you covered. Put on some comfy pj's and read on for our recipes and recommendations for a relaxing night in.

Recommendations for Your Reading List

We asked our resident expecting mama and mother of two little girls for her suggestions for expecting mamas who are ready to put down "What to Expect When You're Expecting." Here are her go-to book recommendations:

THE MOMMY GROUP is a witty, wise, and relatable memoir about the incredible bond among a group of new mothers and the power of female friendship during the pivotal first two years of parenthood.

The Mommy Group

The Magic of Motherhood book

A love letter to mothers everywhere, THE MAGIC OF MOTHERHOOD celebrates your life—the good stuff, the hard stuff, and everything in between. Full of encouragement, humor, and wisdom that will speak to you right where you are, The Magic of Motherhood is like a long-overdue coffee date with your best girlfriend, the one who can look at you and say, “I see you, girl. You’re doing a great job. You got this, mama.”

In WHAT I TOLD MY DAUGHTER entertainment executive Nina Tassler has brought together a powerful, diverse group of women—from Madeleine Albright to Ruth Bader Ginsburg, from Dr. Susan Love to Whoopi Goldberg—to reflect on the best advice and counsel they have given their daughters either by example, throughout their lives, or in character-building, teachable moments between parent and child.

nina tassler book

Mix Up a Mocktail

There's no shortage of recipes online for delicious mocktails. Here are a few that look refreshing and easy to make with ingredients you have on hand or can easily pick up.

Honey Blackberry Mint Mocktail

Blackberry, honey and mint sounds delicious and looks even better! We're looking forward to trying this one from Bowl of Delicious.

non alcoholic drink for pregnant women

easy non-alcoholic drink recipe

Rose Berry Fizz

This simple, but elegant mocktail combines blueberries, rosemary, honey and soda water for a delicious and refreshing option day and night.

Coconut, Cucumber, Lime, and Mint Cooler

Staying hydrated is especially important for expecting mamas. This blend of coconut water, cucumbers, lime juice, and mint is a fun alternative to plain water.

Coconut, Cucumber, Lime, and Mint Cooler


Show Your Skin Some Love

Trips to the aesthetician aren't in the cards for most of now and are likely to be hard in a few months when you're home with an infant. This is the perfect time to learn how to give yourself an at-home facial or find a DIY facial mask recipe that leaves your skin glowing.

In this article, The Cut talks to Joanna Czech, expert face-slapper and facialist to famous faces, about how to create a DIY facial that can be done solo. According to Czech, nighttime is the perfect time for a facial "because skin is the most potent and absorbent of everything during a state of relaxation and rejuvenation.”

Is a facial mask your preferred way to pamper your skin? We like this quick and simple recipe for brightening up your skin.

brightening facial recipe

oatmeal facial mask recipe

If you're looking for a quick pick-me-up that will leave you feeling and looking better, The Healthy recommends giving yourself an oatmeal facial.

 When was the last time you took a moment to yourself, Mama? We hope these ideas inspire you to show yourself a little love tonight.

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