Mother’s Day 2016

mothersdayblogHusbands, partners, sons and daughters….we’re SURE you remembered that this Sunday is Mother’s Day.  Perhaps you are stuck on how to show your appreciation for the hard-work, devotion, patience and love the mama in your life doles out on an everyday hourly basis.  Yes, us moms really do want to sleep in, have a mimosa-tinged brunch and get weepy over a handmade card.  But if you’ve got the the urge to wrap something up in one of our signature green ribbons than here’s a brainstorm wish-list from the moms on hand at Nurtured.

Books

mothersmessageNurtured has a brilliant collection of pregnancy and parenting books in store (as well as story books aplenty).  MOM’S MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE would be a touching read on Mother’s day — an inspirational collection of over 40 letters from mothers around the world to the people they love.  If your lady is still expecting, perhaps HUSBAND COACHED CHILDBIRTH could be your gift to mama-to-be. Written by renowned obstetrician Dr. Robert Bradley, this completely natural method, based on a calming pattern of relaxation, abdominal breathing, and loving teamwork between husband and wife, takes parents-to-be step-by-step through the prenatal stages and moment-by-moment through the first- and second-stage labour and the actual birth (note: don’t let the gendered title give you pause! Wives and partners can benefit from this book too!)

If Mom is a journal writer and avid note taker (or wants to improve these skills!), the HIGHLIGHTS OF YOUR LIFE is designed to capture “bright” moments and important milestones in a child’s life. The hardcover book prompts parents to use the journal and their phone together with their children to create memories by snapping pictures, sending texts, and making short videos. So cool!

Skincare

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We carry the most gorgeous line of natural skincare here amongst our baby shampoos and diaper creams. It’s called ANOINTMENT and if you haven’t scrubbed down with their om shanti soap yet, you don’t know what’s missing.

If Mom is still pregnant, or newly nursing, their belly butter and nipple butter are staff favourites and being made of natural organic ingredients makes them the best baby-safe products. If Mom is passed those stages she definitely deserves a beautiful cosmetic pick-me-up too!  Rose Toner spray and Shea butter cream are luxurious products to freshen, balance and moisturize (You’d be hard pressed to find a Nurtured staff member without rose toner by their sink)!

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The most coveted item by us Nurtured Moms is definitely mattresses, pillows and comforters from Sleeptek. This Canadian bedding line is the stuff all natural, organic, hypoallergenic dreams are made of. Treat the Mom in your life to a new shredded rubber pillow for her sore shoulders, or tuck her in to a dreamy summer-weight wool comforter. We’ve also got bamboo daydream blankets from Aden&Anais, a fluffy lightweight queen sized blanket that gets softer with every wash.

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Mom-on-the-Go

We just got a fresh batch of CHIMPAROO WOVEN WRAPS back in stock. These versatile carriers are great for newborn-toddlerhood babywearing…plus everyone looks fabulous wearing a wrap!  For extra measure you could add a ONE-ON-ONE CONSULT with Jolyn, our babywearing expert, and ensure mom feels more than confident with her stylish new carrier.  Or, kick your diaper bag up a notch with our fave LASSIG NECKLINE BAG.  It looks SO GOOD you’d never guess it’s full of baby stuff that’s for sure! Design coupled with functionality is what makes Lassig the best diaper bag.  Each bag contains a changing mat, insulated bottle holder, hooks that fit all strollers and details you’ll fall in love with.  And when your bundle’s all toilet-trained, Mom will still have a beautiful bag.

And Of Course…

We carry LIFEFACTORY bottles for babes but did you know we also carry Lifefactory cafe mugs and WINE GLASSES? It’s Mother’s Day for goodness sake. Rub that woman’s feet and pour her a glass of vino!

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Our in-house editor is the one and only Meghan Hubley. A Nurtured Mama by day and playwright by night…though it’s never quite in that order. Wordsmith by trade, Meghan finds delight in telling you the scoop of what’s what at Nurtured.

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