How Do You Buy A Holiday Gift For Someone Who Has The Hardest Job In The World?

(contributed by primetimepreggo, Audrey M.)

My husband says Engineering is the hardest job in the world. He will never be faced with the opportunity/challenge, the all-consuming job of motherhood. Although Daddy’s can play a role in mothering, mothers (this includes adopting mother) heed an invisible and silent shout-out, only palpable by a mother, to donate her entire being to the well-being of her child.

On many levels this makes Motherhood The Hardest Job In The World.

I’m sitting here (baby finally napping) hours before Hanukkah, the celebration of miracles (AND presents!) knowing all I want is a few hours to myself, some relaxation, self-renewal time. That would be a miracle!

In September, my dear friend, Esti, someone who understands the demands, pressures and consuming nature of motherhood, took me to Hot Mom Spa Night held at Spa Merge, NYC. You probably are wondering why I’m writing about this 3 months after the event. Well, with the gift-giving holidays here I’m remembering what a tremendous gift it was to be at this spa, having fun with a friend, getting taken care of. I believe this type of gift is the best gift to give a mother for the holidays.

That night we were treated to manicures and mini-massages, champagne and baked deliciousness. *I found the biggest treat was eyebrow waxing from Vicky Langer. She’s a wax specialist and aesthetician. I have never experienced such professionalism and expertise with eyebrows before. She has been written up in many magazines, but there’s nothing like a recommendation from another mom. This woman is a magician. And kind. And a mom who gets the need for nurture.

I know it’s last minute, but if you want to get a great gift for a mom, a sister, a sister-in-law…or yourself, an appointment with her is a gift that will last a good 2 months.

Spa Merge, Vicky Langer, 102-108 W 57 Street, NYC 10019 / 646-484-4104



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