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Why mums of school-aged children are so tired

Come 9pm most days I am Tired, the day has taken its toll and I'm ready for sleep. I am a mum of school-aged boys and I always wonder why I'm so tired, it's not like I'm chasing after toddlers all day or changing 20 nappies per hour. After thinking about it for a while I realised why most mums of school-aged children are so tired.


Using my own routine as an example here's how our days tend to go...



Wake up, get up



Waking at 6:30am I go into the bathroom and go through my morning routine. By 6:45am I'm heading downstairs, closely followed by my youngest, LP.




  • Being a mom has made me so tired. And so happy. 

Tina Fey



First things first, Breakfast. I make breakfast for LP, usually cereal, and while I'm doing that BP and the Hubby rise too. So it's their breakfast time and I put bread in the toaster. While the bread is toasting I'll make drinks for everyone (not myself) and take them through to the lounge where the boys are waiting.

Back to the kitchen to sort out the toast and hand to the hungry people. Now I get a 10 minute (or so) break to have breakfast myself, but I always forget to do myself a drink and just get on with eating my breakfast.



This post first appeared on Morgan's Milieu, please read the originial post: here

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