If parenting, in general, is a more-than-full-time job, parenting a child with hearing loss can sometimes feel like an exhausting marathon. While we as professionals need to know when to put “good pressure” on parents of children with hearing loss (encouraging all waking hours use of hearing devices, increasing parent talk, emphasizing the importance of reading, etc.), we must be very careful of striking the right balance. After all, a mom’s got to eat, and shower, and breathe sometimes, too! Parents should not be made to feel guilty for taking some time for self-care. It’s an investment, not an indulgence. So how can we make this happen in a way that’s best for everyone in the family?