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Sending your child off to school can be exciting and a big step in the direction of adulthood, however, when that school becomes college it is a HUGE challenge for some parents to deal with the change. Creating a special care basket for the new college student mom is always a great way to show that you are thinking of them during this big life change. Adding Nature Made® Melatonin Adult Gummies and Nature Made® Vitamin D Adult Gummies is a great way to add some extra support in wellness, during these emotional times for a mom.
How To Build The Perfect Care Basket For Mom
While I am not a college student mom yet, I have a few friends that have recently sent their child off to college for the first time. Thinking back to when I went to college I don’t think I ever thought about my parents and how they were feeling – chalk that up to be a self-engaged kid, I guess. Now that I am mom myself just thinking about packing up my child and sending them away to college has me feeling anxious and sad. Sure, going to college is a GREAT thing for kids, but talk about a life change for the whole family.
I have one friend that I believe needed a little extra care now that we are about 2 months into the new school year. Her daughter is now a freshman in college and living a few hours away. While it isn’t THAT far from home, just like any college student her daughter is living it up at school, which means mom is at home feeling like her life has completely changed.
I picked up a few special items that helped this new college student mom to not only take care of herself, but also help her perk up a little bit during those moments of missing her daughter. Turned out pretty cute right? To build this care basket is easy – simply think about the personality of the mom you are putting it together for and head to Walmart to pick up a fun basket and goodies to fill it with.
I started with a very simple basket that I know she can use again and added a super soft lap blanket to start building the care basket. This blanket is not only the perfect way for her to snuggle up, but it adds some “filler” to the basket so it looks even better when presented as a gift.
I found a super cute coffee cup with a simple reminder on it, “Blessed”. Yes, even as a mom that is feeling lost and sad with her daughter away at college, it is important to remember the blessings that come with that big change. More time, more freedom, and most importantly a child that is thriving and moving towards success. In addition to the coffee cup, I found a fancy journal that could be used for notes, thoughts or even doodling. Using this simple, but beautiful journal could be very helpful for any mom struggling with this big college move!
Getting sleep is important for anyone, especially during this season. Finding something that will only help support your overall wellness is fantastic. As a special addition to this care basket, I decided to add some melatonin gummies in hopes that it will support my friends sleep a bit,† especially during those evenings of feeling sad and anxious.
About Nature Made® Melatonin Adult Gummies:
Nature Made® Melatonin Adult Gummies are a great-tasting and an easy way to help support sleep.† Each dose provides 2.5 mg of melatonin, which helps your body reset its sleep/wake cycle.† As I have talked about, the goal of this basket for my mom friend is to provide some support for her overall wellness this season. By simply adding these gummies to her routine, she can benefit by helping to reset her sleep/wake cycles.†
I know you see that yummy salted caramel dark chocolate. YUM!! We all know that chocolate helps us moms regroup and reset. I made sure that I found a great high quality brand of chocolate to spoil my friends with. I found an adorable picture frame that has a clip to hold a picture and the picture can be easily changed out. Thought this was a fun little gift that she could put a photo of her and her daughter in and then take the picture frame to work. Of course, I had to add a candle! Moms, yes even moms with college aged kids forget to take time for themselves. It’s like a mom thing, we forget to enjoy the moments with a glass of wine, chocolate, a candle and a bath. When we do take time for ourselves, we are a better person afterwards! I decided to add some Vitamin D gummies too. Recently, I have learned so much about Vitamin D and realized how important it is to get this vitamin in every day, especially during this season.
About Nature Made® Vitamin D Adult Gummies:
Nature Made® Vitamin D Adult Gummies contain 2000 IU of vitamin D3 per serving, which is the body’s preferred form of vitamin D.* D3 helps support bone, teeth, muscle, immune health and helps improve calcium absorption.† Adding these gummies to the basket is a way of me helping my friend support her immune health as she welcomes this new season of change.†
Adding these Nature Made® supplements is one way to support your overall wellness. A well-functioning immune system is fundamental for your health. Nature Made® Vitamin D Adult Gummies are verified by USP for purity and potency, so we are getting the assurance that we are getting the nutrients we seek from these gummies.
I think my friend will really appreciate this care basket! I can totally see why any parent would feel a bit abandoned and alone as their children go off to college. I made sure to pack this care basket full of things that would help her treat herself, but also support wellness as we enter this season. Emotions can certainly affect our overall wellness too, so in a situation like this, the new college student moms need to make sure they are taking care of themselves.
You can find all of these items I used in the care basket at Walmart. The Nature Made® supplements are found in the pharmacy section in the supplement and vitamin area. While you are picking some up for your mom friends, make sure you pick some up for you too! We all need to make sure we are working towards wellness this season.
What item(s) would you add to a Care Basket For The New College Student Mom?
† These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
*Vitamin D3 is more effective than vitamin D2 at raising and maintaining adequate levels of circulating vitamin D in the body.†