Please Put Your Oxygen Mask on First

While traveling by plane recently, I overheard the flight attendant reminding parents to ‘please put their own oxygen mask on first’. It makes sense that by putting their mask on first, they will receive enough oxygen so that they can be coherent enough to put on our their child’s mask. However, it does not feel natural for parents, especially Moms, to take care of their own needs before their child’s. Moms often share that they feel selfish when taking time for themselves. They feel guilty or judged if they aren’t putting their child first. Being selfless means having little concern for one’s self…doing for others before yourself. Mothers often lament, […] Read more »