All posts tagged: sleep

Save the Mombies

New Mombies are initiated into society on a daily basis. This exhausted segment of the female population can usually be identified by dark circles under her eyes, a staggering walk, and a cup of coffee in her hand. Women turn into Mombies after giving birth and only one thing can stop them: sleep. Yet, scary statistics reveal that mothers of children under 18-months-old are barely clocking in five hours a night. My son is nine months old and I’m getting about four hours of sleep a night. He just wants to be held to sleep and then cries when I lay him down. So, I’m a Mombie. I could try sleep training, but as working mom who only sees her baby at night, I feel awful watching him cry. If he wants mommy love, he will get it! We were doing much better than the every two hour wake up,  but I suspect teething might be a cause for his wake-ups. For now, I’ll just take it one day at a time and enjoy my …

#WorkingMommyProblems

When I left work yesterday, I was so excited to go home and play with my baby girl. But when I got there, all she wanted to do was eat dinner and cuddle on the couch until she fell asleep. I’m not one to complain about laying on the couch and cuddling, but I get sad when a day goes by and I don’t get to see her smile or laugh. I feel like I’m missing out. I’m sure my fellow working moms can relate!