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Children. Family. Friends. Errands. Work. Church. Dinner. Karate lessons. Bake sales…

Moms routinely juggle long lists of to-dos from all facets of their lives, except the most important: themselves. Moms will drive their kids, and even other people’s kids, to regular pediatrician appointments. They take sick relatives to the emergency room late at night. They will visit sick friends in the hospital. But, doing the same for themselves seems impossible.

The important question is, how will everyone manage when mom is too sick to take care of them?

Squeezing more time into a jam-packed day takes an act akin to a miracle. And, taking time away from other responsibilities may feel selfish. But, it’s actually — in many ways — a selfless move for Mom and the people she cares for.

Mom should take one or two days at a set time each year (the month of May sounds like a great idea!) and line up appointments to keep herself healthy.

Here’s theGrio’s head-to-toe guide of what to check:

Find out how to better take care of yourself with these tips from theGrio.com. 

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