Ask any mom about the invisible workload of motherhood and she knows exactly what you’re talking about. It’s the things we do for our families that are necessary but go completely unnoticed. The endless list of small tasks that would only ever draw attention if they didn’t happen. The mental … [Read more...]
I’m A Mom Who Deprives Myself Of Sleep On Purpose. Here’s Why
“I think I might be nocturnal.” This is the realization I came to during one teenage summer. I was at that magic age where I had no school, no job, and no bedtime. All of the freedom, none of the responsibilities. I found myself finally dozing off to the sound of birds chirping at 7 am, and rolling … [Read more...]
To Sleep, Perchance to Dream?
I need to sleep more.Actually, what I need is to go to bed earlier. And I know I'm not alone...This late-nights-for-no-reason phenomenon is so common among so many of my friends with young kids, it's almost comical. Or, it could make you cry.I know LOTS of (smart) women with kids who are usually in … [Read more...]
Strep Throat = Just Kill Me, Why Don’tcha.
Late last week I received an email from a dear old friend with words to the effect of I know it's last minute, but my band is playing in town tonight, blah, blah, blah, I'll leave you tickets at the door... will you come?It had been a dog's age since I've seen his face, apart from on television now … [Read more...]