Monday, June 23, 2008

Getting More Sleep Is Not an Option

Last week on Shine, I revisited and updated my sleep deprivation situation, and asked readers to offer up their own coping strategies, since the one provided by numerous "experts" don't seem to jibe with the lives of actual working moms:

For instance, let’s take my first need: More sleep. The standard advice ranges from “Sleep when the baby is sleeping” (which does not offer tips on how to explain to my boss why I’m snoozing at my desk or how to get my freelance work done if I go to bed at 8 p.m. with the wee ones) to something along the lines of “Avoid alcohol consumption at night, stop all emotionally or intellectually strenuous activity at least an hour before going to sleep, and try to go to bed earlier” (Hahahahahahaha. Riiiiight. **Sips bourbon, resumes working on article, vows to be in bed before 2 a.m. if possible**).... [More]

So, what works for you? Read the rest at Shine, and be sure to leave your tips in the comments!

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