What Mama Really Wants for Valentine's Day

[fa icon="calendar"] Feb 10, 2017 5:59:22 PM / by Shelley Hopper


Whether you’re a hopeless romantic or far from, even those who claim they’re not fans of Valentine’s Day secretly still want to be reminded they’re special and loved. Every mama, especially, deserves a special treat this February 14th, even if it doesn’t involve spending a dime.

 

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As moms, even roaming the aisles of Target alone is basically the same as meditating, so even giving mama a couple hours kid-free is priceless.


We interviewed over 100 women, and these are responses from half of them on what mama really wants this year for Valentine’s Day, so whether you’re a daddio, hubby, wife, partner, friend, or family member wanting to do something sweet for a mom you adore, take notes...

 

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  • “For my kids not to whine at me all day, and for my husband and kids to make breakfast for dinner with lots of strawberries and whipped cream” -Jackie M.

 

  • “A sushi date with my family. For Mother’s Day, though, I’m all about spending it away from them!” -Sara B.

 

  • “I would love an hour massage followed by a glass of wine...#dreaming” -Jenny M

 

  • “A pound of Sees Candy without nuts, a handmade craft from my little guy, and a gift certificate for acupuncture and a massage. Oh, and my house to be cleaned by someone other than me.” -Shelley
  • “A spa day whole package... bottle of moscato with my feet kicked up on the couch for an entire weekend! A mom can dream!” - Kimmie A.

 

  • “Shoe shopping (without little hands rearranging the shoe display) followed by a movie with cocktails.” -Chelsea S.

 

  • “Not to cook or serve a single thing!! (Or clean up the associated mess).” -Oceanna K.

 

  • “I want to do a fun daytime date, like hiking or sailing, or something new and fun together so I don't have to worry about keeping my eyes open at a restaurant for dinner!” -Kara M.

 

  • “An amazing yoga class followed by a muffin and coffee at Pannikin and then a trip to the farmers market!” -Amanda R.

 

  • “Mani-pedi, facial, spa, eyelash extensions...anything pampering or any beauty treatment I love. Classic things like roses and chocolate covered strawberries work too...Also another thing I would love is a deep cleaning session for the house.” -Melanie P.

 

  • “Start the day with some yummy coffee and breakfast with the fam, good yoga session and/or beach walk with the fam. A nice seafood dinner made by [my husband], at home, after [my daughter] goes to bed. And lots of champagne...or rosé. Then hot tub. And massage.” -Joanna

 

  • “A foot rub with nothing expected in return!” -Jennifer N.

 

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  • “Breakfast in bed with a handmade craft would be heaven!!” -Kate P.

 

  • “A nice dinner cooked for me (including the grocery shopping before hand), with washing the dishes after included. Oh, and a sweet card. That's all I want!” - Jenna M.

 

  • “Jewels...I want to be dripping in jewels! That’s all I ever want!” -Jackie W.

 

  • “I just would like a full night of uninterrupted sleep and maybe a back massage.” - Ashley C.

 

  • “I would love a photoshoot with my babies full of cheesy love stuff in the background!” -Priscilla F.

 

  • “Breakfast in bed! A small thing of flowers, nothing too fancy! And a steak and potato dinner alone with my husband!” -Rachel F.

 

  • “I would settle for 4 straight hours of sleep, sprawled out on my stomach, with the boobs completely put away...Omg and a shower without husband rushing me because baby woke up and won't stop crying until me and the boobs come.” -Krystle P.

 

  • “30 min of alone bathroom time! (Shower, eyebrow tweezing, doing my nails and mostly being on my phone).” -Marija F.

 

  • “Homemade meals made by my husband, a long bath, and a movie night out!” -Alanna F.

 

  • “A pound of Godiva truffles. If I'm going to indulge, I'm going to I N D U L G E.” -Crystal B.

 

 

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  • “A full day of Netflix binge watching!” -G. Nicolo

 

  • “A date night with hubby and another couple without having to think or talk about the kids! Real, grown up conversation, what's that again?” -Erin D.

 

  • A date night with hubby where we can actually speak to each other about adult things, drink wine and eat at a normal pace.” -Meghan K.

 

  • “An amazing yoga class followed by a muffin and coffee at Pannikin and then a trip to the farmers market!” -Amanda R.

 

  • “I just want to get day drunk and take a nap.” -Raquel N.

 

  • “More than 4 hours of uninterrupted sleep.” -Hilda B.

 

  • “ I want to just lounge around the house with my husband and baby. Cuddles all day!” -Janel T.

 

  • “Babysitter, cab...good red wine, expensive steakhouse (bc.. treat yo self), good red wine, babysitter keeps babies all night, good red wine, late night partying with the hubs (just us), good red wine...and whatever normally happens after all those things.” -Jessica K.

 

  • “I really just want some time with my hubby alone & looks like I'm gonna get it “ -JaMese M.

 

  • “[Someone to] cook me dinner and feed me wine with a nice card would be.” -Sarah H.

 

 

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  • “ I would love to have 2 hours alone with my husband and no kids (its been 8 months since weve been free of kids)! Coffee and a hike?I've been dreaming of a solo trip to hobby lobby!” -Melissa M.

 

  • “Medium rare filet mignon, blue cheese mashed potatoes, a bottle of red, and a slice of dark chocolate cake. I'm currently doing a Body Back session but I can dream.” -Lisa M.

 

  • “Grandmamas can wish too.. I would love a day with my boys, my daughters (in -law)and my sweet grandchildren all in my house!! That would be the sweetest day ever!!” Jane H.

 

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  • “A card from the husband, 5 minutes alone to put on my clothes without the toddler grabbing my bare bum, and a day of snuggles and giggles with the family!” -Molly V.

 

  • “A pound of Godiva truffles. If I'm going to indulge, I'm going to I N D U L G E.” -Crystal B.

 

  • “A day at the spa! Hair, brows, massage, nails, facial... the works! But I'll settle for a work out, work, and some snuggles from the family like every other day.” -Amy M.

 

  • “30 min of alone bathroom time! (Shower, eyebrow tweezing, doing my nails and mostly being on my phone).” -Marija P.

 

  • “12 hours to myself with a mani-pedi apt scheduled and a day pass to the movie theater.” -Kelly D.

 

  • “Homemade meals made by my husband, a long bath, and a movie night out!” -Alanna F.

 

  • “Breakfast in bed + spa day + champagne + a romantic dinner with my husband + kids with a baby sitter!” -Fabiana S.

 

  • “Sleep in, breakfast and coffee made when I come downstairs, toddler fed, and then a family hiking trip.” -Stephanie R.

 

 

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  • “Sleep. Haircut. Manicure. Huge coffee, comfy chair and my book. No interruptions.” -Megan G.

 

  • “Breakfast in bed with a handmade craft would be heaven!!” -Kate P.

 

  • “A luxurious beach, spa, fitness retreat weekend at The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua, Maui with my best girls is my reach goal! But I'll settle for red roses, sloppy baby kisses, and some fabulous new FIT4MOM and Lulu workout wear!” -Maura L.

 

  • “Kiddos napping at the same time.” -Susane S.

 

  • “A boozy lunch followed by a looooonnnggg nap!” -Leonor B.

 

  • “Hotel room...for just me!” -Casie C.

 

  • “Sleep. Uninterrupted, peaceful, deep, sleep.” -Melissa B.

 

  • “ 6 months of paid house cleaning service!! #yesplease !!” -Allison W.

 

  • “Overnight babysitter.” -Ash R.

 

  • “For Valentine's Day I would like my husband to plan a night out, it can be just dinner and doesn't even have to be on V-day, arrange for a sitter, get the kids fed and prepped so I can just care for myself for a night out. Maybe he even tells me to go get my nails done while he's feeding the kids…” -Kristen R.

Written by Shelley Hopper

Mama to a cub living where the air is salty and life is sweet. FIT4MOM Digital Media Manager. Home "chef" and recipe developer and blogger at Seashells and Sit Ups / shelleyhopper.com. Chips and salsa obsessed, golden retriever lover, and single mama to sweet babe, Tanner Kai.

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