Our Top 5 Ideas on How to Take some Much-Needed Mum ‘Me Time’ this Autumn

Whether you’re expecting your first baby, or have lots of little ones running around at home, it’s safe to say mum ‘me time’ always falls to the bottom of the list? We’ve pulled together some super simple ideas for putting yourself first this Autumn. Even if it’s just meeting a friend for a warming hot chocolate, some time away from your life as a mama is sure to leave you feeling refreshed and ready for everything else little ones throw at you!

Autumn is upon us, and we wanted to encourage all lovely mamas and mamas-to-be to slow down and take some time for themselves, a little mum ‘me time’! Here are our top 5 suggestions for activities for cosy autumnal days.

Visit a pumpkin patch

What could be more seasonal than going to visit a pumpkin patch? Pick out your favourite of these Autumnal vegetables and take it home for carving fun! Let someone else do the heavy lifting though. And make sure you take lots of snaps for the ‘gram!

Make yourself a comforting cup of hot chocolate – super simple to make but oh so delicious!

Ingredients

600ml milk

142ml double cream

100g chopped chocolate

Method

  • Pour the milk, double cream and chopped chocolate into a pan. Bring gently to the boil, whisking until smooth.
  • Serve in big mugs, topped with mini marshmallows and a little grated chocolate.
  • Enjoy with biscuits (bonus points if they’re chocolate biscuits!)

Why not use the time you’re drinking to practice some mindfulness techniques? Great for ensuring you’re centered and relaxed, you can find some great tips for getting started here.  

Go for a walk with a friend/family member

Brace the chill and wrap up warm for a lovely walk with a fellow mama – mum support and talking about things is such a great way to connect and get things off your chest. Why not collect some fallen leaves for our next idea?

Make an Autumn wreath

Ideal to make with your little ones, or even by yourself, this simple wreath is a great feature!

  • First, collect some Autumn leaves – different coloured ones work really well, just make sure they’re all completely dry.
  • Next, cut out a circle with a hole in the middle from a scrap piece of strong card – a paper plate works if you’re in a pinch!
  • Glue the leaves all around the plate with PVA glue, maybe focus on an ombre effect, or use different types of leaves clustered together for a pretty final look.
  • You might need to weigh the leaves down as the glue dries, small tins or glass jars work well for this as they keep the centre weighed down, but allow the edges of the leaves to curl up.
  • Finish off with a hole punch in the top and hang with ribbon – enjoy!

Hold a cosy movie night at home

Let’s face it, Autumn nights are just perfect for cuddling down on the sofa and vegging out in front of a film. Get the popcorn ready and your cosy clothes on, and enjoy an evening of getting lost in a movie in front of the fire. Ahh, bliss!

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