Suffering From Stress-Induced Insomnia? Here’s How To Beat It

Do you struggle to enter LaLa land no matter how tired you are at night? Thanks to WAHM job hours, money craziness, hectic parental schedules, and the pressure to run errands, the typical mom is tenser than ever, which means she may be getting less sleep than her body requires. It is simple on paper: you are tired after long hours of work and it’s time to sleep, so you start counting sheep within minutes of putting head to pillow. But stress causes things to go haywire, and the exact opposite happens. Even a little anxiety can tense your muscles, prompt […]

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Getting in all of the End of Summer Sleep Overs

My daughter is blessed in that everyone loves her and wants to sleep over or have her sleep over. That means once the end of Summer break comes she starts scrambling to get in all of her last minute sleep over plans. It’s sad for me that she sleeps at people’s houses, because she is already gone so much with her Dad so it seems I barely see her and during the school year I see her even less. I am happy that she loves life so fully though, so I guess I will just continue to cherish the time […]

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The Stubborn, Strong Willed & Determined Child

I have no clue where my youngest gets his stubborn, strong willed and determined attitude from. Couldn’t be his mother. Nope. Not at all. It’s great to have those skills in life, maybe when you are grown and trying to be successful in working from home or working in general, however, when you have mastered those personality traits at age four, it can be a nightmare for the parental figures. Case in point. When the four year old doesn’t want to sleep. He doesn’t sleep. My other son was recommended children’s benadryl then later on melatonin but I obviously don’t […]

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Sometimes There’s Too Much Going On

And you just have to take a moment to breath…. Let go of things that can be let go and forget what you can’t control… Remember that you are not given more than you can handle… Life has a way to always working out to be the best it should be. So .. with that being said … I am taking a much needed break and may just sleep while my daughter has a visit with her Great Gram this weekend. Maybe my sons will enjoy some Daddy time so this Mama can close her eyes and recoup to be […]

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{AJ Update} Emotional Struggles as a Parent

When my son Aj was born I knew there was something different about him, he was that baby that barely anyone would babysit twice, he was an angry baby from day one. I still breastfed him for eight weeks but being born at 9lbs 5oz this boy wanted to eat more than I could handle nursing him for, while taking care of my then four year old kindergartner daughter. It was all too much and so Aj was switched to formula around 8 weeks of age. I will be honest, I had this gut feeling that something was up with […]

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Worrier by Nature: Aj Missing Too Much School? #parenting

Aj started kindergarten this year and he has done amazing there. Finally able to spell his name and each week on Friday he brings home a school folder with the weeks work and school/teacher notices in it. The work is amazing, Aj is surely showing off his intellect. The only problem that Aj seems to have is that he is extremely shy, but other than that he is rocking kindergarten. I am a worrier by nature so of course I worried forever before he entered school and here he is showing me he is able to be independent and do […]

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Tired Eyes, Yawning Mouth and Added Weight

  It all starts at about 6:00pm … you start to get the little ones ready for bed. Dinner is done and now bath time has begun. You hope that they have lost some energy from the full day of outdoor play. You hope that tonight will be the night that you get more than two hours of sleep at a time or two hours of work done at a time. Tonight needs to be the night that these two boys sleep all night long because you fear if they don’t sleep tonight all night long, that you may not […]

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