So exhausted I can't find my keys, unaware of what day it is and fueling up on caffeine!!
Does this sound familiar?? SLEEP... It was priceless!!
This was a common event for me, too little sleep and just no time! As a mom, I often wonder how I did it! It never occurred to me that I was too tired to drive safely. Looking back, I regret those moments and know I was so exhausted that I didn't think clearly! I drove my children many times while I was sleep deprived and often ended up at our destination, without even realizing how we got there. Life was so busy and trying to be a super mom takes it tole on all of us!
So heres the truth!! Your children want YOU! They don't want the new toys or trips to Disney. They don't care about the extra classes and activities you rush them too everyday. They won't mind missing out on a few playdates or visits to the zoo. They want YOU! A happy, healthy, well rested, emotionally stable, well balanced, energetic, fun loving YOU!! They want a mom who fully engages with them. A mom who listens to every word and watches every move they make. A mom who can connect with them on a much deeper level, who can stop everything, and pause long enough to hear the non-verbal cues and read every expression on their sweet little face.
This is what creates success. This is what makes your child the smartest in the class. This is what builds emotional connections and nurtures sleep. Your baby needs YOU and then everything else will fall into place. It took me years of therapy and countless hours of personal coaching to finally see what was right in front of me. If I can share with you one piece of personal advice, I'd tell you to reach out for help early and have someone navigate the journey with you. Sometimes it's hard to see the forest for the trees. You can't go back!! Give them the best of you when they need it most!