>I’d like to ask all the mommies out there for some advice.
I’m really feeling like I’m struggling finding any semblance of balance in my life right now, with working, having a family, and having an incredible lack of sleep from my son’s crazy sleep issues lately. I feel like I’m doing all I can just to eat, sleep, get my son ready, and stay positive. My great schedule I used to have for planning for shopping, having time to shop, run my errands alone (I’m not sure this is a possibility anymore, and that in itself causes me stress) and all has fallen off the face of the earth, and before I break down and fall apart, I just want to hang on the rope and try to keep perspective.
I’ve now added two weekday activities to my week, which I’m sure will be affecting the craziness I feel on top of things too: an afterschool club and weekly allergy shots (which gets me home with my son 1/2 hour later than normal on that night).
When you first have a baby, all the books say to forget about chores and do all you can to care for your child and yourself. Is this still true as a working mom with a toddler? Do I get myself all worked up about nothing, or do the rest of you struggle with these things too?