I have a secret confession: I haven’t visited the chiropractor in over a year. Chiropractic has been a part of my life since I was about seven years old. But here’s what happened when I quit: It started last fall when I delivered my second baby via cesarean section after a 30-hour labor. Chiropractic was … [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…]
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…]
I laid in bed this morning and my heart was filled with fear. It was 5:20 AM. I had just refused Ezra’s adamant requests to cover him up, and now he was screaming at me through the door. I cover him up multiple times, every night, and at every night waking. But then he will … [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…]
It feels like every split second my thoughts are splintered. No one single task ever has my full and undivided attention.
Balancing a tight budget, food allergies, healthy eating, and chronic fatigue as best as I can!
Dear weary one who is too tired to keep doing this mothering thing: You are a good mom.
You know what’s hard? When Mommy needs whitespace but the boy just needs Mommy – and lots of Mommy. This morning, I choose the boy.