This seemed like a great topic post Mother's Day. As a pediatrician and mom of three, I wish I could go back in time and give myself the gift of this blog post. The stress and mommy guilt is real, but I am telling you it doesn’t have to be that way. Self-care is a necessity for your own health, and for your baby too. Just as I preach healthy habits in kids, we as moms need to continuously support our own healthy habits to be positive role models, and to feel good ourselves! You, my friend, are worth it. Read on for my tips that are a necessity to staying sane , especially in the baby period.