Health & Beauty

Relax! The Kids Are Back in School.

If you’ve seen the epic pool picture, you know that while back-to-school season is crazy, once the kids have officially stepped on the bus, all moms take a deep, satisfied breath as they reclaim some of that time they lost over the summer.

Well, they didn’t really lose it. They got to spend it with their kids, which is always a good thing. But doing things like shopping, working or even just taking a shower is a lot easier when you’re not also on mom duty 24/7.

Know what else is easier? Scheduling a massage. Hanging out with girlfriends. And just relaxing in general.

We know that even though your kids are in school, you still have a ton to do. But we would encourage you to treat yourself at the beginning of this school year for two reasons. First, because it will alleviate stress. Stress creates cortisone and a constant flow of cortisone is not good for your body.

Secondly, there are so many sales to help you relax this time of year. Businesses know you work hard, and that you may finally be able to schedule in a minute to breathe. Here are some places to look for some rest and relaxation as your children start those first nine weeks.

Spas

Spas are the first place you think of when you’re trying to relax, and they know it. There are numerous sales going on all over the country at both chains and locally-owned businesses. Whether you want a facial, massage or mani/pedi, we recommend using Spafinder Wellness 365. They are an easily searchable site that will help you find a highly reviewed and recommended spa near you. The spa itself may have a sale going on, but on top of that, Spafinder Wellness 365 is offering an additional 10% off.

Girls’ Night Out

Or girls’ day out. Whichever works best for you with your schedule. If you can’t think of anything fun to do with your friends, hop onto Eventbrite. There, you’ll be able to find different events open to the public like 21+ nights at the museum, fashion shows and even educational events. Some of these are especially for women, and some of them are for everyone. Be sure to use promo codes to score 25%-30% off tickets.

Wine

There’s no cozier way to relax than to curl up on the couch with a nice glass of wine. We have good news for you: this time of year, you’ll find great deals on wine—especially last year’s vintage. While we don’t want to encourage heavy drinking, this may be a good time of year to stock up. Right now you can get $20 off your order of $100+ at Wine.com. Sit back and relax, because your cabinet will be stocked for a while at great prices.

Ergonomic Furniture

If you work at home, you make more sacrifices than people recognize. The door to your office is always open, and those busting through it aren’t work colleagues. You supply your own supplies, and you might have furniture that’s seen better days. If you’ve been thinking about going with something more ergonomic, we recommend splurging on yourself now. With back-to-school season wrapping up, stores are desperate to unload their stock. There are sales everywhere. For example, National Business Furniture has a 50% off sale, plus a 10% off promo code. You’ll be surprised at how much easier it is to work when you’re actually comfortable in your office!