Thursday

Working Mom Confession: Need More Sleep, Preferably Uninterrupted

Exhausted mom
Working Mom Sleeping (This is a staged photo)

My blog posts, hell my life, has been disrupted because I've been beyond exhausted. Please don't write to me about getting my thyroid checked. All of my tests are normal. I'm just tired. It may just be the fatigue that comes with raising small people and working full time. 
It's not quite as bad as the photo suggests. I took that photo myself. I have mastered the art of the selfie!
 "According to a newly-released joint survey from BabyCenter and Dr. Harvey Karp (author of The Happiest Baby on the Block) sleep deprivation is the top challenge for 62 percent of families. (Forty-eight percent said lack of time, 34 percent said money and 26 percent said sex.)" See New parents value sleep more than time, money or sex

Male bosses can't generally relate to this fatigue because--old school wives. Men who are married to women tend to have wives who  manage their homes and their lives, even if they work. So, male bosses have grown accustomed to being able to only care for themselves in the morning and at night. While the family paradigm has changed and men are taking on more household tasks and childcare duties, research shows that women still do more. 

Anyway, I digress.  As the article indicates, sleep deprivation is a reality for new parents regardless of gender. That means that most new parents are sleep walking through their lives. Let that sink in for a minute!

So, what do you want more of? Sex, money or sleep? 

I choose money. Rather than believe it's the root of all evil. I tend to believe that it's the solution to most of my problems. More money would help me make different choices, which would help me get more sleep!

New parents value sleep more than time, money or sex
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