What if being tired is just the new normal?

is tiredness the new normal

This is how I feel right now, but with more hair

At what point do you accept that actually you’re not tired – that actually this feeling that you may once have called tiredness is just the norm now?

I’m getting to a point that I’m so used to being tired, there hardly seems any point mentioning it. Or more accurately, that I sound like such a broken record of someone saying they are tired that I’m bored of remarking on it – and I’m sure my husband is. Maybe it’s just being a parent? Maybe I’m getting soft? Maybe I work too hard? Maybe it’s just getting a bit… older?

Don’t get me wrong. I’m not exhausted-sleep-deprived-crying-can’t-function tired, like I was when I had a Read More

An intense day of parenting

One thing that non-parents don’t understand is that an intense day of parenting can take it out of you just as much, if not more, than a hard day at work. Hey, no one does understand it until they have kids. But after a few (lovely, well-meaning) people told me to have a nice day off and relax when I finished work last week, I thought I would share exactly what I have been up to on my day away from the office, to show just how relaxing and rejuvenating it was.

Hint: not that much.

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