Back to School Means Recess for Mom

Back to school season is back to you season. 

When your kids head back to school this fall, take the opportunity to catch up on a little bit of self care with some of your new-found kid-free time. After all, it's pretty exhausting being a mom.

Self care is as much about maintenance as it is luxury. 

You deserve time to yourself and with the kids starting back up at school, you'll have a little more time every day to devote to some good old fashioned "sprucing up."


Relax and Indulge

Every once in a while you need to treat yourself. The Spa at Grove Park Inn has luxury treatments like manicures, pedicures, facials, wraps, and massages. Pick a few treatments or you can purchase a day pass to soak in all the different tubs. So fab. 

You'll leave glowing and radiant, feeling completely restored.

Day passes are limited and only sold day-of. Treatments book up fast so plan ahead

Get Moving

Been putting off exercise? Now that the kids are back to school you'll have more time on your hands to start a new exercise routine. Choose classes that challenge you in a fun and encouraging way to keep you sticking to it. 

Pure Barre is a total body workout that is low impact, perfect for kickstarting a fitness goal. They focus on building long lean muscles using the ballet barre for stability and guidance.  

If you're looking for a little more challenge from an exercise routine, try a class at Clasique Pilates Studio. These exercises work with your body to improve strength and flexibility. Clasique also offers acupuncture and massage therapy. 

Home with a Little One

Home with a little one while the older kids are at school? Find some fun and active ways to connect with local parents. Join Hike It Baby Asheville on Facebook to team up with families in your area to get active in the great outdoors with their kids.

Get Out Mama is another great resource for family adventures in Asheville. You can swing by their website for information on events without even having to leave the house. 

If you have a newborn at home, your postpartum doula can help you take some time throughout your day to focus on yourself. A self care routine will keep your postpartum recovery right on track and keep you feeling confident and fantastic.


Take the time to relax and recharge your batteries while your precious littles return to school.

Take the time to really enjoy that morning cup of coffee with your feet up on the couch, spend a little extra time on your hair and wear some bright lipstick while running errands.

Do whatever makes you feel your best.

It's essential to spoil yourself and take the opportunity to make yourself feel refreshed. 

Christine Robinson

Doulas of Asheville is western North Carolina's premier doula agency, providing birth doulas, postpartum doulas, and placenta specialists to Asheville families. We are proud to support any and all birthing choices, parenting styles. Our postpartum doulas are available to support families with new babies around the clock, from a few daytime shifts, to overnight newborn care, to 24-hour live-in support.