Forget Self Care, Try Self Parenting

Truth is, when left to my own devices, I tend to go off-the-charts feral.

My sleep schedule becomes erratic (or non-existent), my screen time skyrockets, my meals become… well… odd (read: leftover Pad Thai and stale Lorna Doone cookies for breakfast).

Long story short, I am the oldest of 6 kids, and growing up there was always always something to be done for someone else. If a meal was being made, it was for at least 4+ people. If laundry was being done, chances are it wasn’t just for one person’s clothes. I think this way of growing up lent…