I started graduate school this week. It’s overwhelming and exhausting. Now, let’s be honest.....I’m in this grad school program for the possibility of future career opportunities. I’m kind of tapped out in my current career. I can’t go any further and I can’t get a raise. Thus, I’m in grad school. I got into a fancy-smanchy school. People are always really impressed when I tell them where I’m going. ...more
I am exhausted. I am physically and mentally tired so often that I honestly have just stopped recognizing how exhausted I really am. I am a perfectly healthy active young woman (well… young may be exaggerating), yet I feel like I am constantly just overcoming the feeling of being worn out. I look around and I see other moms that have just as much on their plate that always seem to look like they are full of energy. Am I missing something?...more
I have been absolutely exhausted this week. I had forgotten how tiring packing for a move can be.It is a vicious cycle. I go to bed on time, only to lay awake thinking of all of the things that need to be done. How am I going to pack my fine china? What about my books? You can only pack so many in a box before you need someone with the strength of Hercules to pick it up. If some of my antique collectibles get broken I’m going to go all Southern girl craaazy on someone.My blood pressure rises at the thought....more
I’ve always said that our intelligence is highest when we are babies. We probably know all of the answers to the universe but we just can’t say anything or let anyone know what we are thinking.
As we get older, we start losing some of our brain power. It comes to a head with what I call “Mom Brain.” It’s very similar to what my cancer-survivor father calls “Chemo-brain,” but “Mom Brain” isn’t caused by cancer. It’s caused by children....more
It's Friday and the week is winding down. I've had a busy, interesting one myself...how about you?To tell you the truth, I am flat out exhausted. Mentally, physically, and emotionally exhausted. I feel like I've been beat up this week without any respite. The blows just seemed to keep coming and coming and coming....more
“When do I find the time?” “By the time the kids go to bed, I'm exhausted!” “I need to tidy up first before I get organized.” “Where do I start?” I hear ya! One of the last things I want to do after the kids' bedtime is tidy up the toys the kids left on the floor, let alone spend hours decluttering. All I want to do is sit down and watch TV or on some days, just go to bed!
One of the things I do is “use” my TV time....more
There is a storm outside, and as we weather it inside our comfy homes, my sister’s best friend is weathering an even uglier storm, one that’s eternal. Her baby died. She buried her little Belle on a day when this weather was at its worst, a day when the city even shut down, when people hid in their homes. But as a mommy, she braved even the scariest of temperatures to help send her baby off.
This mommy went to her doctor appointment the day before her scheduled C-section. Her Belle was fine....more
I was absolutely elated when my 3 year had finally been potty trained. No more bribes to use the bathroom, no more close calls on the floor, and best of all no more Pull-Ups! Yes! I was finally done! It seemed as if there was no end in sight. The constant worry of accidents happening. The incessant calculation of how many Pull-Ups would be needed if we were away from the house for more than a couple hours. The extra case of Pull-Ups needed for daycare…All of that was over!
But oh yeah, I almost forgot. There is now the job of night time potty training. Crap!...more
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