It’s a well-known fact that mothers are the busiest people on the planet. They can do everything at the same time. Taking care of others, trying to balance work and family, being the personal chauffeur driving everyone everywhere, preparing every meal and lunch.

How can moms stay energized when there’s so much to do? How about rewarding yourself for handling the million little things you do every day? Here are some suggested indulgences for busy moms who need a little treat.

couple• Make time for yourself: Take a break, a moment to yourself. Read a book, call a friend. Make this moment about you. Treat yourself to a healthy snack, soak in a bubble bath, go for a walk, enjoy a nap, meditate, take in a movie or just get your nails done. This will give you a boost of energy and help clear your head—so you can be ready for the next round.

• Plan an overnight getaway. A 24-hour trip away from home can make all the difference in the world. Bring a friend and enjoy a little get-together without having to think about anyone else but yourself. Imagine a luxurious spa treatment, getting a mani or a pedi, or enjoying an evening of theater … surrounded by adults.

• Treat yourself once in a while: It doesn’t have to be an expensive meal at the latest trendy restaurant. It can be part of your routine, such as treating yourself to a special coffee. Spice things up and try something different. Cappuccino? Mocaccino? Caramel Macchiato? Vanilla Latte? All of these can be found in the new Van Houtte Specialty Collection designed for Keurig K-Cup systems. Look them up on, in grocery stores and certain retailers.

• Ask for help and support: No one says you should do it all by yourself. Ask grandparents to take the children for a sleep-over so you can enjoy a good night’s slumber, plan a romantic evening with your husband, or hire a young neighbor to watch the children on a Saturday afternoon so you can make time for yourself.

Written by Cleo Neufeld

Cleo Neufeld

Before meeting the love of her life, Cleo was a single mother to a beautiful little girl for many years. She shares her expertise in single parenting, building a relationship, living on a budget and more.