It's National Laundry Day

Apr 15, 2024 by Tamara Cianfini

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Did you know that today is National Laundry Day?

I must admit, it sometimes feels like there's a special day for just about everything these days. So you can imagine my surprise when National Laundry Day popped up on my feed. My first thought was, "You've got to be kidding me!" But then, channeling the true Wise Hippo spirit, I paused to consider: what are the positives here?

Maybe this day can celebrate more than just the routine of laundry; it can symbolise the minor achievements we encounter as parents.

While laundry might seem like a never-ending cycle of bibs, baby clothes, and those little socks that always lose their mates, it’s also a task filled with hidden moments of zen. Imagine this: the rhythmic hum of the washing machine, the soft warmth of freshly dried towels, and the crisp scent of clean laundry. Sounds like the perfect setting for a mini meditation session, doesn't it?

Just like our hypnobirthing practices teach us to find calm and control through breathing and relaxation, handling laundry can also be an unexpected moment to practice mindfulness. Next time you’re loading the washer or folding tiny tees, take a deep breath in and slowly let it out, ahhhh tools for life!

Choosing a favorite laundry fragrance like lavender can transform a mundane chore into a sensory experience, subtly shifting your mood and infusing a bit of aromatherapy into your day. You may have even anchored lavender to relaxation when you were birthing your baby?

As we explore and reframe the meaning behind National Laundry Day, let's see it not merely as a day to catch up on chores but as a precious chance to rejuvenate and breathe deeply amid the whirlwind of parenthood. As I write this, I'm already on laundry cycle number three, feeling immensely grateful for a flexible job that allows me to work and wash at the same time.


With warmth and wisdom,

Tamara x

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