Who’s ready for the school year to start? I know I am! And I know my kids are ready too. Summers are always so busy and as moms, we all know that when our schedules get hectic, the first thing to go is often quality time for ourselves. I am so guilty of this. But with the kiddos heading to school, I’m hopeful that we can all finally add ourselves back into the equation and take some much needed, guilt-free ‘me time’. We deserve it!
I was chatting with the moms from our LH family about the start of the school year and we were gushing about what we plan on doing for ourselves with the little bit of time we get back. And through our conversation, I found a few common themes – lots of pampering, excitement surrounding solo runs to the grocery store, coffee runs, brunch dates with other local moms, working out, reading, and working on personal and home projects that have been put off…plus, so much more!
Peep our bucket lists below. And P.S. most of the products and services are local and on the LH Hook-Up Card!
What are you looking forward to the most once school starts?
Melissa W., Co-Founder
Botox at Attain MedSpa, because I’m old AF and it's starting to show! (10% off all services with the LH Hook-Up
More bubble baths with my audible book for LH Book Club and a big glass of Pinot Noir from Cork (20% off wine with the LH Hook-Up)
60 min massage at Hoboken Women’s Wellness and add the hot stone and/or aromatherapy enhancement because it really does work and the add-on is comped with my Hook-Up Card!
Durban Potion joint from Hemp Garden because nothing else in the world helps me focus like that does! (15% off with the LH Hook-Up)
Lindsay, Director of Operations
Gel manicure + pedicure at 718 Beauty Bar ($45 any day of the week with the LH Hook-Up)
Keratin treatment at Sophistikate Hoboken (15% off first time clients, 10% off returning clients with the LH Hook-Up)
Personal Training/Exercise at IronPlate Studios (1 Free Session with Purchase of 10-Pack of Personal Training and a FREE 30-min FaceTime remote training session with the LH Hook-Up)
A visit to the Hemp Garden to pick up a few CBD edibles and skincare masks (15% off Purchase with the LH Hook-Up)
Finally use my Teeth whitening Kit from MOD Mouth
Ashley, The Working Mom
All the coffee at Black Rail to reward me for getting two kids out the door (10% off purchases of $5 or more with the LH Hook-Up)
All the wine from Cork Wines (20% off wine with the LH Hook-Up) to reward me for putting two kids to sleep
Yoga at Pavana to neutralize all the coffee and wine I drink (10% Off Auto-Monthly Membership; Buy 10 Classes Get 1 Free; 10% Off Pavana Retail with the LH Hook-Up)
Nathalie, The Soccer Mom
CBD Full Spectrum oil from Hemp Garden (15% off with the LH Hook-Up)
Peloton ride in the AM before my kids wake...or as they scream and I sneak away and leave them for Dad to handle.
New Beautycounter Countertime line to remove those lines they gave me this summer!
Melissa M, The Gift Guide Goddess
Healthy food from Busy Bee Organics once I’m back from vacation and “back to reality” (10% off All Delivery Orders with the LH Hook-Up)
Finally check out Gaia’s Cavern in JC for some much needed pampering
Take a walk to the new Wild Homewares shop. I moved a couple of months ago and need all the decorating help I can get.
Megan, The Special Needs Mom
I’ll finally have the couple of hours necessary to get a decent haircut from Salon Rouge. It’s been far too long! (20% off any service for 1st time clients; 10% off subsequent visits with the LH Hook-Up)
Get coffee with a girlfriend at Black Rail. I LOVE the "Money Honey" sandwich! (10% off purchases of $5 or more with the LH Hook-Up)
A desperately needed massage from Massage Envy to melt away the stress from summer and our recent move.
Amanda, Fashion and Beauty Editor
Reading a book on the Hudson, SOLO grocery shopping runs, and finally getting to all my personal and home projects that I’ve been putting off since the beginning of summer.
Gel Nail Art with Elissa at The V Spot Nails (10% off single service on Thursdays with the LH Hook-Up)
Facial at Attain MedSpa (10% off service with the LH Hook-Up)
Avocado toasts and coffee runs at Bluestone Lane
Browsing/Shopping at Mint Market (15% off with the LH Hook-Up)
Jessica, Little Hoboken Health and Wellness
Marissa, The Property Mom
Manicure + Pedicure at The Nail Bar
Gym classes at New York Sports Club Uptown (offers childcare for non-school aged kiddos).
Trip to SoJo Spa with fellow moms for some quiet and relaxation ($250 off Gold Membership; $350 off Platinum Membership with the LH Hook-Up)
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Amanda is LH's Total Beauty Mama and talks all things fashion and beauty! She's wifey to her supportive hubs and a SAHM to busy twin boys. Amanda is a makeup artist (available for bridal & events!) and the secretary for Wish Upon a Wedding NY, a non-profit organization granting wedding "wishes" to couples facing terminal illness. For beauty questions or to book Amanda to look fab, email her at firstname.lastname@example.org!