The Number One Advice for Moms

The Pleasures and Challenges of Motherhood

Whether you fell in love with your little one when you first heard their heartbeat on a monitor, when your significant other first introduced you to them at the park, or when you met them at the adoption agency... you have been gifted an incredible new role. Welcome to motherhood.

For me one of the simple pleasures in being a mom has always been bath time, so it was important for us to have a routine around it and to make it fun for our little ones, too. Ernie, from Sesame Street, had the right idea when he sang "Rubber ducky, you're the one. You make bath time lots of fun!" My girls love their squeaky duckies - and they love seeing them on our bath products. Tender Moments Cleansing Baby Hair and Body Wash adds simplicity to bath time by multitasking to clean every part of baby. Suds rinse away easily and cleanse while moisturizing. The scent is subtle, clean, and fresh in both the Wash and its Cream and Cologne counterparts. It also contains key natural ingredients like shea butter, Vitamin E, Kokum seed butter, and oat extract.

While the cleansing Tender Moments line is my go-to most days, I reach for the Lavender and Chamomile Comforting Wash and Cream when we need a little extra help relaxing. If my daughters have been having a rough day (let's face it, there's no age limit on stress or mood swings) or if they are not feeling well, I find this really does the trick to help them calm and rest. The scent blend of lavender and chamomile just lulls my little ones to sleep.

Being a mom is often simultaneously (and constantly) full of love, worry, insanity, messes, and exuberant joy. In the wee hours of the morning following a long night tending to your baby, time seems to crawl by. And then you blink, and your little one is suddenly another year older. With all of the wisdom the last three years of motherhood has taught me, the greatest advice I can offer is this: Savor it. I know it sounds cliché - but take an extra moment to stop and smell your babies’ hair. Hold their hand for another second. Give them one more kiss. Read them one more story (for the 10th time). Next thing you know, they’ll be off to college, engaged, having kids, and you’ll be home remembering the little moments when they were your babies.
Mom of two, writer, Realtor, and creativity enthusiast, Nicole is a multitasking maven with a passion for helping people. With almost a decade of experience in hospitality, she is an expert in personal customer service, active communication, and creative problem solving. She is a real life JAFRA fanatic, with the Tender Moments collection and JAFRA ROYAL Boost Purifying Gel Cleanser amongst her most-loved personal care products.

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