I’m not a morning person, but neither am I a late night diva. I like to get my 8 hours of sleep, although that rarely happens. I’d much rather sleep in or get a nap in the afternoon — neither are possible for moms. Even stay at home moms rarely get naps (although I’d skip the dishes to get a nap if I stayed home with my son.)Â Moms work too hard not to get a break during the day.
In trying to find balance, I try to stick to a routine … get to bed at a reasonable hour and read before I sleep. It’s how I wind down from a long day. Then, come morning, I can start over for the new day.
My husband and I take turns getting to sleep in on the weekends so that we’re each greeted with at least one morning of extra sleep each week. It may only end up being one extra hour, but it’s that hour that keeps us going for the rest of the week.