10 Ways to Treat Yourself on Mother's Day

Spa Day

Oh, the tension, stress and blotchiness that is childrearing, and the relief, respite and meditative bliss that is a spa day. Or a spa hour. Or a spa 30 minutes.

There's a reason why massages, facials and body wraps are some of the most popular Mother's Day gifts. This level of pampering produces a sense of calm that is palpable, and possibly lavender-scented. There are all sorts of specials around this time, so go ahead and buy yourself some muscle-relaxing, skin-softening, body-smoothing Mommy Time. Even an hour will do (but we recommend two).

Maybe facials aren't your thing. Consider, then, a centuries-old ritual. It involves pastries …

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