Self-care...when most people think of self-care the image of massages, manicures, and pedicures generally come to mind. Trust me, those can be a wonderful part of self-care but at Harvest to Highchair, we like to think less about physical self-care and more about emotional and mental self-care.
I'm just going to say it...parenting is hard. You are responsible for making decisions every moment that affect the wellbeing of those little people in your house that you love with your whole heart. To quote Julia Roberts in in Stepmom, "You know every story, every wound, every memory. Their whole life's happiness is wrapped up in you -- every single second. Don't you get it?" and many times our happiness gets lost in their whole life's happiness.
It's not a cliche. Self-care is a anything from a solo walk listening to a new audiobook to meeting a friend for a glass of wine, or grocery shopping online to save time or ordering a week of baby food from Harvest to Highchair. The most important piece of self-care is to assuage your guilt for the "indulgence" because it's not an indulgence its survival.