Respect your right to balance and self-care every day of the damn year.
Whether you’re co-parenting, a single mom or have a support system that extends all the way to your co-workers, motherhood is hard. At the end of the day, regardless of if my daughter has her Dad, her auntie or grandparents to call on she will manage to get in at least 75 cries for, “Mommy!” each day. We all can’t engage in bubble baths every Sunday morning or girls’ getaways a few times a year, but it’s important to reflect on all of the things that allow you to have some peace of mind while parenting. Whether it’s a Granddad who is always available to chaperone class trips or that random friend you have on social media whose always cheering you on and double-tapping even though you’ve never met. A day on the calendar is cool and all, but if it’s the only day you give yourself permission to take a break, you’ll be headed for a breakdown at some point.