Professor Mom

Chronicles the life of a mom, teacher, and writer trying to stay sane amid the chaos of daily life.

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JohnROSS's picture JohnROSS

Although we don't have any siblings in residence here, we do know about those little heart breaks you mentioned. I guess we try to keep our balance by holding onto the thousand little good moments when we are surprised by some triumph or just a happy thing we've gotten to be in on.


Omaha Mama's picture Omaha Mama

I have always been a night worrier...I so get it. Once I realized, even as a younger child, that the sunrise the next morning would always melt it all away, I found it easier to deal with. B seems to have some of the same tendencies, so we've started identifying it as a sign of being tired. Now she mostly gives those worries no merit, saying instead that she must be really tired. It has worked so far this year. I say with fingers crossed!


Aliki McElreath's picture Aliki McElreath

I'm a night worrier, too--although I guess I'm an evening-the-kids-are-in-bed worrier, since I'm usually too tired to lie awake at night worrying! I think these ups and downs are probably universal--it's tough when you're in the thick of it all, though.