Because brunch and Mother’s Day go together like Nuknuuks and cozy feet…View full article →
We all experience anxiety from time to time. Some people worry about family or relationships, others about work, finances or health. Some even worry that they worry too much!
In a way, we should be glad - our body responds to feelings of anxiety or stress by being more alert, which is designed to help keep us safe from danger. We just don’t want to stay in the flight or fight response mode all the time and overtax our system. Sometimes we just need to kick up our Nuknuuk-covered feet and do nothing but relax. If you have a problem letting go of your worries, however, we have compiled a list of coping mechanisms for you to try.*View full article →
As the days grow shorter and temperatures start to drop, most people long for cozy ways to stay warm. Fall is a time for cocooning and getting away for a long weekend at the cabin, to acknowledge that little touch of nostalgia about the fact that summer has come and gone, and to prepare for the colder months ahead. So get your sheepskin-lined Nuknuuk slippers ready (like the Classic Women’s Slipper, which is basically made for cabin comfort), and let the rustic cabin fun begin!View full article →
Sleep is one of those things that we often fear during childhood, dismiss as students, miss dearly as young parents and generally lack throughout our adult lives.
When we want to sleep but toss and turn instead, one proven solution is to slip into our Nuknuuks, prepare some chamomile tea with honey and read a few pages before trying again. Which is perfectly fine once in a while. It’s only if those nights become the norm rather than the exception that they may become a concern. A good night’s snooze helps our bodies recharge, make sense of the day’s experiences, file away memories and establish a regular circadian rhythm.
That doesn’t mean we all need the same amount of sleep. The National Sleep Foundation recommends that adults aim for 7 to 9 hours of sleep each night, while children need 10 to 12 hours. And just as children benefit from a regular bedtime routine, so do adults. Here are our top 7 tips to improve sleep:View full article →
We all spend too much time inside. And who can blame us?
It’s comfortable at home. It’s filled with plush sofas and comfy Nuknuuk slippers, with our indispensable electronic devices and worldly possessions. Then there is air conditioning, cold drinks and snacks. So yes, spending time indoors does sound good, especially when another heat wave is just around the corner.
But summer is here, and so is the pressure to go outside and reap the benefits of fresh air. According to multiple studies, spending time outside boosts our mental and physical health and wellbeing. And here is the good news: You don’t need to wander far to benefit from the great outdoors -- with just a few small adjustments to your daily routines, you can effortlessly increase the amount of time spent in the open air.View full article →
One of the best times of the day is come home and slide your toes into comfy cozy Nuknuuk slippers. Even in the summer. Really. We never pack our slippers away. Why would we when there are so many reasons to keep them on our feet? Read on to find out why your slippers may become your best friends this summer.View full article →
Don’t worry, be happy?
That’s the goal - and with our 11 proven strategies, we can all manage stress more effectively.
So, let’s do something about those stress levels, shall we? Kick up your Nuknuuk-covered feet and read about these 11 easy ways to reduce strView full article →
Even though every day should obviously be Mother’s Day (😁), this year’s designated celebration of motherhood and maternal bonds falls on Sunday, May 13.
Think it’s too commercialized or cliché? Well, it doesn’t always have to be the same old flowers, cards and breakfast routine -- although we do like the fact that you can wear your Nuknuuk slippers for this one.
Mother’s Day Around the World
We could seek inspiration from Mother’s Day customs around the world: In Japan, for example, children draw pictures of their mothers and send their creations away to be judged in an art contest. The best pictures then travel the country in art shows.
In Thailand, Mother’s Day comes with fireworks, parades and concerts because it celebrates the Queen’s birthday, which happens to be in August.
In Mexico, a mother’s and grandmother’s visit is followed up the next day with a special church service and the singing of a popular birthday song.
If that wasn’t inspiration enough, we have compiled a list of 5 ideas that will make the special women in your life wish it was Mother’s Day every day.
1) Go for the experience
Make your mom feel special by planning a special outing just for her. That way, you can enjoy each other’s company and make lasting memories at the same time. Does she like music or art? Take her to the ballet or the museum. You can always check out a pottery cafe together and bond over the creation of a beautiful bowl or cup. Try to be creative and come up with something unexpected. For example, show her the spring flowers on display at the local farmer’s market (and pick up a few goodies along the way) or visit a local farm and spend some time with the animals. In Europe, a new trend is to go on walks with alpacas or goats, which can be quite the experience and should result in some fun stories to share with your friends. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/date-night-a-walk-with-the-goats-tickets-33691102996#
If the weather is nice, consider going for a nice bike ride or an easy hike and end the activity at a great spot with a picnic or cozy restaurant.
Back home, slip into your Nuknuuks, kick up your feet and reminisce about your favourite moments while comparing photos.
2) Get personal
Anyone can go out and buy a gift for Mother’s Day, but the easiest way to upgrade a store-bought gift is to personalize it. If you find something your mother would love, then you can personalize it with a heartfelt inscription. Many items can be engraved, including jewelry, glass, metal, plates, even perfume bottles.
If you have the time, consider making something for Mother’s Day instead. A picture album with your favourite moments together, for example. Or you could decorate a special jar, write little notes about what you like/love/admire about mom and tell her she can read a note each time she needs a little reminder.
3) Give her the time she needs
For stressed-out moms, the best gift you can give her is some alone time. If she wants to spend the whole day in her Nuknuuk slippers binge-watching her favourite show, that’s the day to let her do it. That might mean taking the children out for the day and taking care of anything that would typically be on her shoulders.
Alternatively, if mom spends a lot of time alone, plan a big gettogether! What could be more fun than a party for mom? It doesn’t have to be all on you - ask others to contribute in terms of food, drinks and decorations, and voila - a special day is guaranteed.
Even if you live far away and can’t be there in person, you can always plan a date via Skype or FaceTime. She will feel included and happy to see you.
4) Spoil her
Don’t roll your eyes at the traditional spa or pampering gift idea. There is a reason why it’s so popular: Moms love to be spoiled (and they deserve it, too). You can still increase the excitement factor if you splurge for a special treatment she hasn’t had before, or try out a new location that comes highly recommended.
If mom doesn’t feel like going out (it happens), you can always turn your home into a spa and pamper mom just the same. Make sure she stays comfortable in her robe and Nuknuuk slippers.
5) Make her life easier
Most moms nowadays take on a lot of different roles, juggling parenting, working, caregiving, household chores, social life, and so much more etc. We are not saying that she can’t handle it or doesn’t have help -- but there are always ways to make her life easier, and she will appreciate it immensely. You know best how to help her out, but here are some ideas:
There are so many ways to make moms happy, it should be easy to fill an entire day.
What are your favorite ways to spoil mom? Let us know in the comments below.
Wishing all you Nuknuuk-loving moms a very Happy Mother’s Day!
The official start of spring may be March 20, but Mother Nature doesn’t seem to care. Depending on where you live, spring arrives at different times; while some of us are already surrounded by beautiful blossoms (hello, cherry trees in Washington) or sandal-worthy temperatures, others are still counting the days until they can pack away their snow shovels for good. In fact, snowstorms in April are commonplace in many parts of North America. That’s when you really need to wear your soft and cozy Nuknuuk sheepskin slippers!
But no matter how far along spring is near you, you can always celebrate the start of a new season. Here are our favourite rituals to welcome springView full article →
Fun and romance is what Valentine’s Day should be about - not the pressure to plan the perfect date with flowers, chocolates and fine dining. All that commercialism can leave passion and excitement in the dust. We say, enough: It’s time to kick back your Nůknuůk slippered feet and reclaim the fun and romance of Valentine’s Day. It’s going to be easier than you think with our list of charming date ideas.
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