The What Women Want scenario of being able to read your wife’s mind after a freak accident in the bathroom is unlikely, to say the least. This would be ideal in figuring out exactly what momma bear wants this Mother’s Day. The fact that gaining this sense would require you dads out there to fall into a bathtub wearing women’s pantyhose while holding a hairdryer is also an extra caveat that would pose more questions than answers. Instead, we recommend giving your partner this Mother’s Day retreat. A less life threatening, and confusing, option to show her that you care.
The goal behind Mothers Retreat Beijing is to give mothers an opportunity to free themselves from the constant responsibility of motherhood for one full day, without the guilt that sometimes comes along with doing something entirely for themselves. The truth that we fathers might not realize is that allowing our significant other this sort of escape, even if it is just for a day, allows for them to reconnect, recharge, and reflect on life beyond motherhood.
What better setting for all of this to go down than the Four Seasons, a luxury five-star hotel in downtown Beijing? The Mothers Retreat Beijing package includes a one night stay at the hotel, unlimited spa access along with discounted treatments, meals and snacks, a 1-hour yoga class with Hannah Northcott, a special seminar by life coach Carnisa Berry, and a goody bag filled with products to use at the retreat. You get all of this for a flat fee of RMB 2,500. This ends up being a pretty great deal when you break it all down.
Mothers Retreat Beijing is an entirely volunteer-run organization founded by beijingkids editor Pauline van Hasselt and Kaci McAllister, two busy expat moms with a passion for building communities and when time permits the occasional luxury spa treatment. It should be quite obvious, that these lovely ladies pulled out all the stops when it came to planning this luxurious event that would likely please even the most discerning of mothers.
The retreat is limited to 20 women to ensure an intimate experience that will help foster long-term connections with fellow moms, so make sure you shoot an email over to firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your spot as soon as humanly possible. What could go wrong? After all, the memories from unique experiences like this last a lifetime, unlike the latest and greatest gadget that will probably end up in a pile of other outdated knickknacks in a couple of years or so. Your wife will no doubt return the favor, by continuing to be that beacon of positivity that the entire family depends on.
photos: Four Season Hotel Beijing, http://spajunction.com/