Once upon a time, a group of special needs moms started talking about their lives.
They talked about how devoted they are to their children and to making sure that their kids’ needs are met.
But somewhere along the way, they had forgotten to take care of themselves.
To care for others, you have to take care of yourself as well.
Too often, we feel guilty as parents when we take time to do something that is just for us.
But it’s how we can keep giving our best to our children.
Shannon and Alysia started this project for one reason only: to give parents a place to feel supported when they take a moment to catch their breath.
The “Oxygen Mask Project” has two parts. One piece is this blog. We will feature stories from parents about what they are doing for themselves. These stories are the foundation for our project – the place where people can sit and reflect and gather ideas for making changes in their daily lives.
The second part is our Facebook page. Join us there and post what you are doing that day for you. We will cheer you on. Others will too. We want to know things like “went for a walk alone” or “went to the gym for the first time today” or “started back at college”.
We’ll be cheering people on via Twitter too, so join us there as well.
This project is about us. Making little changes in our lives and supporting each other along the way.
Strength in numbers.
Breathe. Calm. Carry on.