I spend a lot of my life saying to people "I'm just so tired." And I have a vague sense of guilt about this. Shouldn't I be less tired? After all, how much energy should it take to stay at home and raise my toddler(we're currently in the throes of potty-training), keep my house clean, my family's clothes washed, cook breakfast, lunch and dinner, while managing to get some writing done and stay on schedule?
I typically blame my heavy eyelids on my little one's penchant for waking daily somewhere around 5:00 AM, which (to me) is the middle of the night.
Apparently, I'm not the only mother who feels this way.
In fact, I found this Parenting.com article on CNN.com. It's actually called "Moms: How to stop feeling so tired." And while none of the tips are earth-shattering revelations, I'm definitely guilty of at least two no-no's on this list. I'm a notorious lunch skipper (who knew that eating the crusts of my little one's grilled cheese sandwich doesn't actually count as lunch?). And I basically mainline caffeine, which places me squarely in the vicious circle category: Caffeinating to stay awake, then being unable to rest well because I'm over caffeinated. Experts agree, I need to cut back on the coffee.
Anyone have any tips to add? Any Mamas out there who don't feel perpetually sleepy? What's your secret? Let us all in on it. In the meantime, I'm going to grab another cup 'a joe. OK, half a cup.