Tired But Happy Mom Reads Study That Confirms What We All Knew Already: Trying on Bathing Suits Makes You Feel Like Crap

Summer: Tired But Happy Mom loves it. Though it leaves her with a childcare problem of virtually insoluble proportions (day camp is too expensive on a writer’s earnings), she nonetheless loves the break from the routine of packing lunches, schlepping to school, driving children to their various after-school activities, making dinner by clockwork, and strong-arming everyone into bed. In the summer, people go to bed when they’re tired, graze all day long on tidbits Tired But Happy Mom sets out, hose each other in the backyard, and spend...

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Tired But Happy Mom Looks at the Time Cover and Wonders: Are You Mom Enough—Is She?

  You’ve seen it. Tired But Happy Mom has seen it. At this point, the only people who haven’t seen it are those who live in countries whose governments censor the Internet and sundry media. Still, for those of you who are too busy actually nursing, the “it” is the recent Time magazine cover featuring a glossy photo of a supermodel mom breastfeeding her three-year-old son, who is standing on a chair to reach his mom’s breast. The cover line is: “Are You Mom Enough?”   What follows is a fairly straight-up article about...

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Tired But Happy Mom Reads a Study and Wonders: Just How Important is Sleep?

So, Tired, Happy Mom was starting up her work day at the dining room table—after schlepping Older Daughter and Younger Daughter to school at 5:30 am (don’t ask) and sending Little Boy off with his father, Awesome Dad (still looking for childcare)—when she came across a study published in a recent volume of the journal Pediatrics. Said study caught her eye because it was devoted to the bleary focal point of her life, indeed those of all parents with young children: sleep.   The report, conducted by a team of researchers at the...

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But, Christy Turlington, Tired But Happy Mom Likes Mothers’ Day—and She Likes Supporting Mothers

Tired But Happy Mom could not help but notice that Mothers’ Day is on Sunday, May 13. One of the reasons she couldn’t help but notice is that three years ago, Little Boy finally emerged from her groaning 40-year-old body after 22 hours of honest-to-goodness labor. This exit time was double that of his two older sisters, and weighing in at nine-and-a-half pounds, Little Boy beat them both by more than two pounds. Of course, Little Boy is nothing but sheer delight. All the same, Tired But Happy Mom could not help but notice.   The...

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SUMMER KIDS CLASSES!

SUMMER KIDS CLASSES!

Kids’ Summer Gymnastics, Music, and Dance at The Little Treehouse Our 8 week Summer Session will run July 10 – August 30. We’re also offering a special 90 minute long summer class: Kids Club With Miss Danielle: a 1.5 hour session featuring gymnastics paired with a special weekly craft for children aged 18 months – 5 years. (See “Pricing for Summer Classes” below.)   You may reserve as many days or weeks as you like to fit your summer plans. We will work with you to find the right schedule and pro-rate the pricing...

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