As moms we tend to be the healer, helper, listener, fixer, maker and so much more. After giving and giving and giving sometimes we are left with an empty cup. We have poured so much that we have nothing left to give.
When you fly on an airplane one of the safety rules is to put on your oxygen mask first before helping others. This is so true. We need to be consistently filling our cup, taking care of ourselves so that we can help those around us. If you yourself or have a loved one struggling with mental illness this is imperative that you take care of yourself. I know you will find value here on this little piece of the web. We will be learning about self-care (and not just manicures and pedicures), how to help those who are battling mental illness and how to help ourselves so that we can be the best we can be.
Please love yourself, even on your days when you aren't fulfilling your own expectations.