Tenth Moon Stories

We love to hear from the mamas, papas, family and friends who give and receive Tenth Moon care packages. Have a Tenth Moon story to share with us? We’d love to hear from you, too!

I received my Tenth Moon package at a critical time - I had a great pregnancy, but the last few weeks were brutal. I was swollen, tired, and anxious to meet our new bundle of joy. In walked Lindsay with her beautiful and thoughtful care package. My husband purchased a Mama + Baby package on the advice of a friend who'd been gifted one and it was an instant hit! As soon as I opened the package, I was greeted by a calming and wonderful scent - I literally just kept opening and closing the box for the aromatherapy benefits! At first, I took a look through the box and thought that some of the items were nice, but that I probably wouldn't use them. If I knew then what I know now! I used every single thing and loved them all. When I was hungry - there was a healthy snack. When I needed some soothing - there were herbal teas and witch hazel to calm everything right down. I have since given this gift to other moms-to-be and recommended it to those who know someone who is about to give birth. It was, simply, exactly what I needed.

To new moms:

Everything is a phase and, whether it's good or bad, it will pass. And even though it may seem like you'll never forget those first hours and days, take lots of pictures and write down those moments that are special to you because you will forget. Also, be confident in your own abilities. You are capable of so much more than you know.

- Valarie

I loved my Essentials package! I had put it on my registry after reading about Tenth Moon Herbal Sitz Bath on a health blog. The friend who ended up purchasing it for me is someone who definitely makes an effort to honour the mama when everyone else is all about the baby. Despite adding it to my own registry, it was still such a treat to have it delivered and to unpack all the lovely goodies in such pretty packaging! At a time when everyone was bringing us more baby clothes and toys, it felt really special to have something for me, something that was thoughtfully created in recognition of my physical and emotional journey from pregnancy to motherhood. During a time of giant mesh underwear, spit-up soiled clothes, and sweaty, all-night nursing sessions, having these items in their beautiful packaging reminded me to take a moment to take care of myself as well. And the granola! I definitely scarfed it right from jar when breastfeeding hunger struck in the middle of the night, and it was the perfect thing to keep beside the bed! Clearly, a mama designed these packages knowing exactly what a woman in postpartum needs! I definitely plan to purchase this as my go-to shower gift for my friends, as I think every woman deserves some care for herself after an experience such as childbirth, and the personal needs of the mom are so often neglected at showers where the whole focus is on baby. Of course, the babies deserve celebration and having gifts to help with baby are always great, but ultimately, the woman needs to be taken care of to be the best mom to her new baby. In that sense, I think the Tenth Moon packages are still very much a gift to the baby, because what baby wouldn’t want to come into a home where their mother is well cared for?

To new moms:

Don’t be too tied to any specific parenting approach or style. Regardless of what you do, you’ll always be “wrong” in someone’s eyes, and some things just won’t work, so just do what works for you and your baby, and everyone and their opinions can go take a hike! YOU are the expert on your baby!

- Whittney

After arriving home from a successful VBAC, it was amazing to have a Tenth Moon postnatal care package arrive as a gift from one of my best friends. Life with a new baby, a two-year-old and a four-year-old was a very different experience from the first time I gave birth – it was even more challenging to make the time to take care of myself. When the package arrived it was a beautiful reminder. Everything in my Tenth Moon care package helped with my recovery and encouraged me to think of my needs, too, something that’s so easy to forget as a mom. The dried fruit was especially helpful and the yummy granola was great to have as an easy, nutritious snack while caring for the baby and my other kids. I used every single item in the box! This service is wonderful. As an experienced mother, I can say without a doubt that this is a gift any woman who has given birth will appreciate beyond measure. Thank you!

To new moms:

Cherish every moment you can. Some days will be hard, but they really do grow up so fast.

- Wendy

My Tenth Moon care package arrived as a gift from my husband’s coworkers after having my second child. In the past, we had received gift baskets full of blankets and onesies and stuffed animals for the baby. My Tenth Moon care package was so pleasantly different because it focused on care for the mother, who is often overlooked. It was filled with helpful and practical items that were easy to use. My favourites - the granola! – a lifesaver for those moments when you're starving, but don't have time to prepare something nutritious, which happens a lot in the first few weeks. The tea, sitz bath and salts were amazing! It was such a good reminder to take a few minutes to look after myself, so I could better look after my baby.

To new moms:

Ask for help, from your partner, family and friends - even if it’s just making a smoothie, doing the laundry, washing the dishes, anything.  If they offer help, take it. Don't try to be superwoman - you already are. Take time to heal and nourish your body so that you can better take care of your little one.

- Nairesiae

Photo Credit: Jessica Rose Photography

I just love this company and all it stands for. I was so touched to receive a Tenth Moon new mom care package from my husband, which was clearly made with love, when I had my first baby. When I received my first Tenth Moon package, I was struck by the thoughtfulness that had gone into making it. I’d never before considered the significance of a gift like that, something specifically for the mama. I loved it and felt that it was okay to take time to care for myself, even with a newborn in the house. I think every mama should be so lucky to receive such a gift - especially the delicious granola (too good to share!). I sent a package to my cousin and was so impressed with the attention to detail and how quickly the gift made it to B.C. I will definitely continue to share the Tenth Moon love with the mamas in my life! And I have just received another Tenth Moon package from my husband, with my second baby just weeks away from joining our family!

To new moms:

Take time to take care of yourself. And if you don’t know how to do that for yourself, know that there are very qualified and caring people who can help you.

- Kimberley

I was lucky enough to receive a beautiful care package when I had my second daughter. When it came to my door and I started going through the box I was thrilled. I'd never seen a gift that was focused on mum. As I picked up each product, my excitement grew. I'm happy to say that I used and loved everything--especially the granola (it's the best I've ever had!). I thanked my dear friend who bought this thoughtful gift for me a dozen times. I've also corresponded with Lindsay, the owner, who couldn't be kinder or more helpful. I'm so happy to have been introduced to this company and would recommend it to any and everyone.

– Jenny, mom of two

I was recently gifted one of the new mom packages from Tenth Moon Mothercare, and WHAT a treat is was to receive! There was clearly so much thought put into the contents and what was included in the box. So many essentials for the postpartum period for both mom and baby, and such consideration given to the needs of both! I'll happily gift this to my friends and family. Don't send a baby gift, send a new mom package! Happy mommy, happy baby! A great product and a pleasure to receive!

- Jenn, mom of two

I just unpacked the most incredible care package from Tenth Moon and I am so beyond touched and grateful. Thank you for thinking of me during this incredibly amazing/exhausting/overwhelming time. We have received many lovely gifts for the babies but this is the only thing that has been sent just for me! And after birthing twins, I cannot begin to tell you how much I need and appreciate every single thing you sent. That's what makes your company so special- it is focused on caring for new moms as they care for their new babies and I now know firsthand how important that is.

Thank you again from the bottom of my heart. I cannot wait to take a nice long bath tonight (ok probably not that long but I'll do what I can!!) with these beautiful products and sip the tea and use the balms and make full use of everything!

With so much gratitude,

– Jessi Cruickshank, twin Mama, CBC The Goods host

The best gift a new father can give to his partner. Absolutely fantastic products and wonderful service. Thank you for doing what you do!

- Christopher, dad of two

I am a doula and have now ordered two packages from Tenth Moon and have been so happy with them! The products are absolutely lovely and the packaging is so beautiful. The women who received them were so appreciative. I will absolutely be ordering more packages for other moms in the future. What a fantastic business! I'm thrilled to support a company that really understands the needs of mothers!

– Heather, mother and doula

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