Three Good Things

Every once in a while, I just have one of those days.

It has nothing to do with the kids.  No, this is not a whine fest about what I wish they would or wouldn’t do.  The kids are busy being kids, and for that I will never fault them.

I’m talking about those days when emotion overwhelms me, for reasons I can’t quite describe.

When the to-do list threatens to completely occupy my thought process.

When the long-term goals become short-term obsessions.

When the laundry piles up, the shopping needs to be done, and kitchen drawers could really use some organizing.

Every once in a while, I have one of those restless days, powerless to quiet the racing thoughts.

Call it overwhelmed.  Call it exhaustion.  Call it mom guilt.

Call it all of the above.

Once in a while, those days just happen…

Please stop by Mommy Moment to continue reading Three Good Things and see how I put away the stress at the end of the day.

About Katie

Katie Hurley is a Child, Adolescent, and Family Psychotherapist and Parenting Expert in Los Angeles, CA. She works in private practice in the South Bay area of Los Angeles, writes for PBS Parents, Washington Post Parents, and the Huffington Post. She is the author of "The Happy Kid Handbook: How to Raise Joyful Children in a Stressful World" (Tarcher/Penguin, 2015) and "No More Mean Girls: The Secret to Raising Strong, Confident, and Compassionate Girls" (Penguin Random House, 2018)