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Mom Pampering Getaway is Selfcare not Selfish, review Sanctuary Camelback Resort & Spa

Hey Mamas,

I love my at-home Mom Sunday Spa Night, but it’s also nice to plan a weekend pampering getaway.

Two weeks, I was able to scrape (yes, scrape) together child care for five days, in order to tack on a two-day pampering getaway onto an existing two-day charity gathering.

Back in October, when the Vasculitis Foundation decided to hold our board meeting in Scottsdale Arizona, I had no objections. Sun, sleep and the opportunity to spa-it-up in the dessert during winter in NYC – sign me up. (Side bar: this was when I still had some part time help I could call upon to fil-in when I needed to fly somewhere for work.)

Sanctuary Spa Arizona Mom Pampering Getaway

Sanctuary Spa Arizona Mom Pampering Getaway

Sanctuary Spa Arizona Mom Pampering Getaway

I’ll tell you more about the Vasculitis Foundation, my amazing late father, and my passionate commitment to empowering and educating the vasculitis community, in a post later this week.

For now, let’s talk about getaways. Whether we can plan them on a whim, or need to block out dates a year in advance, a solo spa trip, or moms-only getaway is a must for my mental sanity.

I need time to wake up to myself, tend to my own wellness with no thought of anyone else, be surrounded by women that understand my daily mama hustle, and spa-it up from head to toe.

The Sanctuary Resort & Spa in Scottsdale provided me with the perfect setting for complete relaxation – minutes away from breathtaking hikes, tranquil décor with views of the Praying Monk and Camelback Mountain, and let’s not forget their Asian-inspired spa.

The irony of the trip, is that my two and half days of pampering really amounted to less than one full day (thanks to food poising) but I made it work – night time spa appointment and a morning hike before our (went with my mama BFF, my sister

) flight back to New York City.

Whether it’s a one-day getaway at a local spa (here in NYC, I’ve heard great reviews of Sojo Spa Club) or a cross-country trek to the amazing Sanctuary Resort & Spa, a trip like this is like a major battery pack for your mind, body and soul.

Sanctuary Spa Arizona Mom Pampering Getaway

Sanctuary Spa Arizona Mom Pampering Getaway

For many of us, it’s not easy getting way, but this is where we need to involve our families and let them know how important it is for our sanity – yes, I mean sanity – to get some away time that is ALL ABOUT YOU.

As mothers, we are often giving without asking, protecting our family without protecting ourselves, nurturing without feeding our own souls. A pampering weekend isn’t selfish, it’s self-preservation and, yes, sanity salvation!

If you agree, I’d love to hear your comments.

Also, if you have a getaway you love, drop a comment and let our mama community know which wellness retreats or spas rock your world.

Sanctuary Spa Arizona Mom Pampering Getaway

Sanctuary Spa Arizona Mom Pampering Getaway

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Paris is the capital and most populous city of France, with an administrative-limits area of 105 square kilometres (41 square miles) and a 2015 population of 2,229,621. The city is a commune and department, and the capital-heart of the 12,012-square-kilometre (4,638-square-mile) Île-de-France region (colloquially known as the ‘Paris Region’), whose 12,142,802 2016 population represents roughly 18 percent of the population of France. By the 17th century, Paris had become one of Europe’s major centers of finance, commerce, fashion, science, and the arts, a position that it retains still today. The Paris Region had a GDP of €649.6 billion (The US $763.4 billion) in 2014, accounting for 30.4 percent of the GDP of France. According to official estimates, in 2013-14 the Paris Region had the third-highest GDP in the world and the largest regional GDP in the EU.

The City of Paris’ administrative limits form a horizontal oval centered on its historical-heart Île de la Cité island; this island is near the peak of an arc of Seine river that divides the city into southern Rive Gauche (Left Bank) and northern Rive Droite regions.

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Pam’s Picks Family: BubbleBum Inflatable Car Booster Seat

Hey Mamas,

This past Friday, I was on News12 NJ sharing some Smart Morning Time Savers, just in time for Back to School.

One of my favorite finds was the Bubblebum Inflatable Car Seat Booster, a booster that takes seconds to inflate (yes, you can do it just with your mouth, no pump required).

 

BubbleBum Inflatable Car Booster Pamela Pekerman News12 NJ

BubbleBum Inflatable Car Booster Pamela Pekerman News12 NJ

When mornings don’t go according to plan – major crisis at the office, unexpected back pain, or simply a desire to take a Meaninful Me Morning and not be a chauffer – Bubblebum’s inflatable care seat booster is a smart solution that can turn anyone’s car into a kid-friendly mobile.

As long as your child weighs between 40lbs – 100lbs, and is over eh age of 4-years-old, they can safely use this booster.

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I personally have not been able to use this product with my kids, since David and Ilana still weigh just under 30lbs – yes they are tiny munchkins. #IDoFeedThemFats (healthy fats – butter, avocados, salmon, etc.)

The booster is super portable and packable, able to nearly fold into a slim pouch and slip in your a tote bag.

If you’ve had experience with BubbleBum, I’d love to here from you. Drop a comment below or head over the my Instagram or Facebook page to share your mama thoughts. Bubble Bum Inflatable Car Booster SeatBubble Bum Inflatable Car Booster SeatBubbleBum Inflatable Car Booster Pamela Pekerman News12 NJ

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