As parents, most of us tend to put our children and family first, leaving little time and effort to invest in us. Yet, if we do not take care of us, who will? Emotionally and physically exhausted parents are not what our kids need.

We are all unique, and self-care looks different for each one of us. Some of us need a little more than others.

Self-care does not necessarily consist of spending the day at the spa (although that would be a great day of self-care). Self-care does not always require a babysitter (although that would be ideal). Self-care can be done in small pockets of time throughout the day by doing small things that can make a big difference.

Read what these parents say self care means to them: