Sometimes we hear a lot about self care, and then we think about care for our children or our parents. With Care comes  a lot of responsibility and that can be overwhelming. Our job as a parent involves so much more than just basic care. We are responsible for the physical, emotional, social, developmental and spiritual care of our children, and that can be a daunting task as we work some days just to "get through the day". 

The reason we need to do the self care piece is simply that if we are not in good shape ourselves then how can we help someone else. 

Remember, put your own oxygen mask on first before attempting to help others.