“For so he giveth his beloved sleep…” Our Sunday School teacher reads the words, and I literally laugh out loud with a snort. Let’s just say that I wasn’t feeling all too holy that morning. Once again, our special-needs five-year-old is in a disregulated phase, resulting in freakishly early mornings for this tired mom. For … [Read more…]
I really hate that there are stigmas attached to both breastfeeding and formula feeding. I hate that this is a matter of contention between moms. Most of all, I hate the role I have played in it all. For three weeks, my firstborn would not nurse. Five years later, I still have no idea why. … [Read more…]
This week was one of those weeks – the kind of week where I really was too tired to be a good wife. Little Brother was going through his sixth week of not sleeping through the night. (He has cut six teeth in five weeks while simultaneously figuring out hands-and-knees crawling AND pulling up – “wonder week” would be … [Read more…]
Let me tell you a tale of two children. The first, now five, was a horrible sleeper. He hated to be alone and needed to be rocked, nursed, cuddled, and patted to fall asleep. The moment he was shifted to another location he would awake. He woke every 1-3 hours at night for 19 months, … [Read more…]
I will view self care as a priority rather than an indulgence. I will get better at asking for help. With these resolutions, I entered the New Year. I was tired but happy, and felt like our family was going in a good direction. But then it happened: the same thing that happens every January. … [Read more…]
Tomorrow will be our 3rd snow day in the last week. This winter storm has also fallen on the heels of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and a teacher work day. So in the last nine days, my son has only been in school for one. They – the random local people talking on the Internet … [Read more…]
Dear Tired Moms: Maybe it’s really hard to think about New Years resolutions when you haven’t slept in two weeks (or two months…or two years). Maybe your idea of attainable goals falls into the realm of wearing jeans instead of yoga pants (*raises hand*) or actually brushing your hair every day. Maybe you see all … [Read more…]
You don’t have to do everything. It’s ok if you don’t do crafts, Advent calendar activities, or make your own decorations. Store-bought cookie dough is acceptable. It’s ok to do all your shopping in your pajamas from Amazon. It’s ok to give your kids more than four gifts. It’s ok to spoil them a little. … [Read more…]
In the last seven days, 15 desperate millennial moms typed these words into a Google search bar and landed here: why am i so tired mom of 3 dinner idea for tired mom too tired to look after baby single mother to 3 kids and a newborn baby and i am tired not talking to my … [Read more…]
Public disclaimer: this post is written on very little sleep by a first-trimester pregnant mother who also happens to be the mom of a 4-year-old who has woken up every night in the middle of the night for the last 10 nights and has been up before 5:40AM for the last two mornings. You have … [Read more…]
I am continually in awe of the tired moms who land here every day, at the posts from the archives about mothering tired that continue to get sometimes hundreds of hits every day, and at the encouragement that all of this brings to both myself and others. Fatigue wears you down, isolates you from others, … [Read more…]
The only problem is that motherhood is never finished. It’s not a job you can simply walk away from.
Balancing a tight budget, food allergies, healthy eating, and chronic fatigue as best as I can!