Sweet Pea Chef

A foodie mommy shares tips, tricks and stories from her kitchen as she seeks out more healthful and interesting meals.



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.