Sleep. I know of moms that stay up hours after the kids go to sleep. Please be good to yourself and sleep. Our bodies desperately need it to heal.
While I do work almost full time, my schedule is flexible and I do have chunks of time during the day that are flexible. These chunks of time allow me down time during the day if needed. The tricky part is taking it. As parents we often want to use every minute of our time getting something else done. Take the time and be good to yourself. You are worth it! Having a happy, healthy parent to come home to is a real treat. As my family starts on this new journey of school and as I start back to school myself as an adult education teacher, I find I need to be good to myself and take a break from any extra responsibilities. Therefore, I will not be writing in September. I am taking some time to help my kids with homework, to do some volunteer jobs at the school, and to get acclimated with my teaching roles this semester. I am also working on something very exciting, yet physically draining, that I hope to share with you in October. This personal goal is something I am not yet sure I can accomplish, so until I know I can, I am keeping it secret from the world. Any positive thoughts you want to send my way towards meeting this goal are greatly appreciated and accepted.
Cathy can also be found writing at her personal blogs The Life and Adventures of Cateepoo .