Here's Why Parents Are Always So Tired

A question for the ages: Why am I always exhausted? Seriously. Every night if I don't have an extra cup of coffee/can of Diet Coke after Jonah is asleep, I'm nodding off on the couch by 9 p.m. (usually in full makeup/contacts/without brushing my teeth). I don't really want to admit the amount of caffeine I am currently consuming in a day, lest you warn me that I'm permanently damaging my body. ...more
TerriYaki Your idea about how having to be "on" all the time makes you tired makes total sense ...more

Please don't yawn in front of me

Full disclosure: I just yawned while typing that title. Here's the thing: I am very susceptible to yawning. If I see someone yawn in front of me, I am going to yawn back at them. And when I do, I really hope that they are not also susceptible to yawning, otherwise we have entered a very dangerous yawning loop from which no woman can escape....more


I’m late, I’m late, I’m late! My dog ate my homework. Err, my daughter deleted my post. My laptop crashed AND my not-so-smart phone spontaneously combusted! No? Alright, the truth is I passed out like a just fed newborn. My writing sweet spot starts at about 1030/11pm and I was out cold by 10 pm. I think it vaguely occurred to me to get my day 14 post out but I just couldn’t get my eyes to open. This second day of packing required quite the physical exertion. My mission was the kitchen....more

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Overwhelmed, Overworked, Underpaid, with a Big Dose of Headache, Anyone?

Alright, my original plan was to blog about something positive, something for which I am thankful. However, I have a splitting headache, which started early this morning. I have just put down two children to bed, who clearly are not sleeping. There are two other children who aren't doing what they're supposed to do. Two online classes I am teaching turned in assignments the day before yesterday, for which I have done zero grading. One of the classes has officially ended; so, I don't have much time to grade that assignment and work on final grades....more

Too dazed and tired

This cursed Daylight Savings still continues to impact the children and my sleep schedule, or lack thereof. I had gotten the twins to sleep. Then, I got the girls their dinner and got them taken care of. From there, I went to "rest," with the intent of getting up to write not only for the NaBloPoMo but to work ardently on my NaNoWriMo. I am frustrated I went a day without posting.I fell asleep until 4:30 am, when the twins woke up ready to conquer the world.Now I have some catching up to do....more

Motherhood… a whole other level of EXHAUSTION.

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

The Art of Juggling

When I found out I was pregnant, it was overwhelming. I've always been the nurturing type but I was so set in my ways that the thought of being responsible for someone else terrified me. Fast forward ten months and I realize I was right. Raising a child IS overwhelming. I'm sitting in the living room with my baby boy wrapped in my arms, (okay one arm because I am typing this) and there are clothes still in the washer from yesterday. Dishes in the sink from last night....more

Do You Suffer From Mom Brain?

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
The most alarming this is, I'm still yet to give birth! God forbid when the baby comes, I might ...more