Turning Insanity Into Sanity

You wake up and everything gradually tumbles downhill.  No matter how positive you try to be, everything ends up negative.  Everything that can go wrong DOES go wrong.  Your house is a disaster, your kids are making messes faster than your tired hands can clean them, and objects are broken.  You try to unwind from the tornado, but nothing you attempt seems to make you happy or make things better.

Does this sound like a day you have had lately?  If you’re a mother, I’m willing to bet that it is.  And I’m willing to bet that you probably went to bed with the frustration of the day still hovering over you.  I have gone to bed like that several times, and why?  In the midst of the crazy you need to remember that YOU matter.  Even better, your SANITY MATTERS.

I’m going to share with you 4 simple things that make me feel more like a human, less like a robot, and SANE.

1- My first resort: PERFUME

My favorite scent right now!

It’s amazing what a good scent can do!  Not only do I spray some perfume when I need to calm down, but I also use it before studying/taking exams, and it makes all the difference in the world.

2- My second resort: SWEATPANTS

Nothing is better than your favorite pair of comfy sweatpants!

I don’t know about you, but the first thing I do when I get home is throw on some comfy sweatpants.  It makes me feel like I can breath.

3- Thrid resort:  MAKEUP

When you feel attractive, your attitude is attractive!

Even if you are not the ‘makeup’ type {and by that, I mean the type that prefers not to wear eye makeup, blush, or things that make you look like you have make up on} you can’t deny that a little coverage on your discolored spots, blemishes (or any thing that you want to conceal ) can make you feel a little sparkly.  Especially when you’re a mother, it’s a rare occasion that you get to throw some makeup, get dressed up, and feel like yourself.  So even if you don’t have anywhere to go, DO IT!

4- Fourth resort: When all else fails.. pull out the comfy footwear! In my case, TOE SOCKS!

I’m not normally a ‘sock’ person {I prefer bare feet}, but toe socks hit the spot when I’m down in the dumps!

If none of these things are your normal ‘go tos’, I would say try them {there’s nothing to lose when you’re already having a terrible day, right?}. Or maybe you should just utilize those things that you DO love more often.  Take the time to take care of yourself!  Even if it’s something as little as smelling good, dolling your face up, or wearing comfy clothes.

What do YOU do to turn your insanity into sanity? Let me know!


Getting Over the Hump

By ‘Getting Over the Hump’ I was referring to hump day. This has been the longest day that I’ve had in quite awhile! Only having 4 hours a sleep probably didn’t help.. But when the girls are sick it’s my turn to be the super hero that they have taught me to be!


I’ve learned from the best..


Today was an 11 hour class day.. That started off with my phone getting misplaced into my bag, so I ran around the house for 30 minutes looking for it in pure panic. I eventually gave up, and I concluded Sean or one of the girls made away with it. This caused me to be late to class {resulting in point loss} what a good way to start the day.

Post traumatic beginning, an 8 hour lecture followed by a 3 hour lecture. I was asleep {in the front row} of the 3 hour lecture for 90% of the class. When I finally got out of school, it was raining {I mean POURING} tidal waves.

Even though everything about this day truly sucked, it was all erased emotionally when I got home to my family. Hearing my girls squeal in joy to see me makes this hump day seem more like a tiny bump!

[Disclaimer: forgive me if there are mistakes, I’m trying out posting from my phone since I’m too tired to be anywhere but my comfy bed!]