I have lost track on how many times I have started my day out wanting to do something just for me. Only to end up at the end of the day with nothing accomplished that I had on my list to do.

No long extravagant bubble bath, no glass of wine in peace, no reading endless chapters of my book, no trip to the get it right..

So many times I see social posts talking about "self love" and how important that is, and how these things I listed above are what that looks like.....but I somehow can't figure out how to incorporate them into my day without feeling completely selfish and guilty.

Does this mean that I don't have self love???

I don't think that is what it means at all actually. I think it means that I am a mom to 3 teenagers, work full time, am working on a part-time passion project and run a household. It means that I have dreams and aspirations to have these things one day in my life but for right now I have to be a little more creative.

Because to me, self-love is also sitting and chatting with my 16 year old about her day. It is also cooking dinner with my 13 year old and self-love is reading over my 19 year old's script that one day millions of people will line up to watch......ok that one is a total mom fantasy...

Here is what I know for all you parents out there that are wondering how to take care of your needs without feeling guilty about it.

How to focus on your own needs without feeling guilty?