And so that’s why for the month of December, I am celebrating not just Christmas or the anniversary of my son’s adoption or my niece’s arrival. I am also celebrating what I call Claim Your Care month and I want you to celebrate with me. WHAT IS CLAIM YOUR CARE MONTH? What, exactly, is Claim Your Care month? Though you won’t find it on any national calendar, it is still important. What I am asking you- and me- to do every day for the rest of the month is one kind, caring thing for ourselves daily. In the midst of finding the perfect gift for your sister-in-law or making the preschool party cupcakes, also make room each day for you, Maybe you walk for an hour, drink tea in the stillness of morning while reading a good book, get a pedicure, take a long bath. Self-care looks different but is vital to each one of us.