From the Trenches

There are certain realities when you're home all day with a baby, and it's so, so easy to forget them until it's too late and you're pregnant again when you're not in baby mode. They're not ground-breaking, or mind-blowing, or even "Hey, whaddya know?"-worthy, but for what it's worth, I'm writing down the top 3 of these realities that simply can't be escaped, if you're about to tread down a similar weary path yourself one day:...more

Nothing Like Kittens After A Long Day

Growing up as a dancer, something that obviously requires physical energy and athleticism, I often didn't think about how exhausting it can be to "just" use my brain. Sitting and working doesn't seem like it's that tiring because I'm not doing anything physical, yet it still takes quite a lot of energy to use your brain power.Surprisingly, sitting around (falling asleep) while listening to other people talk can be even more exhausting. That's what I did today.I had jury duty....more

One Wall, Coming Up: NaNoWriMo/NaNoBloMo day 10

Cross-posted from Tiffscribes:I am exhausted....more

Exhausted but can't sleep? Dieting but can't lose weight?

The culprit that is causing exhaustion and weight gain may be your adrenal glands.These little glands that sit on top of your kidneys produce hormones such as adrenaline, cortisol and DHEA, which help our body adapt to stress, triggering the “fight or flight” response....more

THE BAD GIRL....."Today's Woman" is All Worn Out......But The Bad Girl Isn't......

THE BAD GIRL….TODAY’S WOMAN IS ALL WORN OUT….but the “BAD GIRL” ISN’T…… I LIKE TO CONSIDER MYSELF A “BAD GIRL” but a GOOD BAD GIRL if that makes sense…Yes, on occasion I do like to put on a mini-skirt, high heels, and tease my hair big…..I learned long ago that bad girls have all the fun….They almost always look good and simply look rested….while all the “good girls” seem to look tired and worn out…..but before you grab your husbands and run for the hills….let me explain…..The kind of bad girl I am talking about is really not so bad….actually quite good…....more

7 Tips to Achieve a Haggard and Exhausted Look

Are you getting bored with all the articles telling you to look and feel your best, you need at least eight hours of sleep a day?If you’re like me, you feel you look better with dark circles and puffy bags under your eyes teamed with a sallow complexion.Have you caught your husband lustily eyeing the groggy woman ahead of you at the checkout line, confirming your suspicion that he feels haggard is the new sexy?...more

Pregnancy Symptoms that no one tells you about.

When I first got pregnant, I knew about the morning sickness and the getting fat, but what no one ever told me was about how pregnancy makes you feel AFTER the first trimester. Sure, there are amazing things, like feeling that precious little jumping bean inside you kicking away, but there are a lot of not so amazing things. For example:1. I am exhausted, ALL the time. I feel like this kid is sucking my energy through a straw. I think I could sleep for 24 hours a day and STILL be tired....more


I'm halfway through finals for the summer semester.  Three down and three to go!!I don't think I've felt exhaustion like this since my youngest son was a newborn.  I'm talking exhaustion to the point of sitting at my desk and breaking down in tears because I am just so tired.  My brain is completely, totally fried!!I saw a post from an author friend the other day celebrating that she had done 10,000 words that day.  Oye, the guilt!!  10,000 and I couldn't even manage 100 for a blog post!! ...more

Winding Down

ve finished my first semester of college.  I'm proud to say I didn't miss a single day and I wasn't late to a single class.  Considering I haven't been in school in 33 years, that's pretty good!And my body knows I'm done with the semester too.  I woke up this morning congested, sporting a killer headache and every joint aching.  My body has said "I got you through the semester, now I'm taking you down"....more
@Denise Thank you!!!more