Mommy Reality: How Jen Would Spend Her Extra Hour

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For this latest Mommy Reality challenge my compadre in crime Celeste, has asked us to share what we would do if we had an extra hour in each day? This is an interesting question she has posed.

As Mothers our time is already limited. We must care for and nurture our tiny (sometimes bigger) humans. Making sure they are clothed, fed and generally provided for. By the end of each day I personally feel as if I have survived some great Herculean saga, when in reality it was just a Thursday.

Therefore, after much pondering and soul searching I have decided that I would spend my one extra hour a day doing this.

Thirteen years ago I gave birth to my first child and in tandem with that event, I said goodbye to ever sleeping like a normal person again. For example, two nights ago  this little episode happened.

This is just one of the many examples in which my children have creatively conspired to destroy their Mother’s sleep. Nights of bed wetting, vomiting, bad dreams, sickness, worry and even hyperactivity have lead me to start each new day posing one single question…..

Unfortunately, once you have children the answer always seems to be the same.

Now It’s your turn to share!


If you had an extra hour a day, what would you do with it?

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  1. I remember those sleepless years. I don’t have that trouble now.

    If given an extra hour what would I do? I’ve not a clue. Life if perfect already.

    Have a fabulous day. ☺
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      Taking that class is a good solid kick in the rear for sure. It took about 3 days for me to be able to lift my arms up over my head! I might go pole dancing, because it was wicked awesome (even though it kicked my booty) but sleep is all I really dream about these days :) Simple pleasures here!
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  2. You look so content Jen. What or who could you possibly be dreaming of? (Hugh Jackman maybe?) Or is that really just the contented smile of a Mum getting an extra hours kip?…I do so miss those nights disturbed by bed wetting and vomiting…NOT!
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    1. Oh yes, that is a huge issue for me too! One anticipated hour on Pinterest can turn into a little longer than I had planned on.

  3. Oh, you poor dear! Your family has the funniest (only in retrospect) vomit stories. I hope it was a one time thing and not a virus for all? Because it’s nearly May, cold and flu season. Time to pack up your knives and go.
    At least she didn’t puke ON your kindle on your chest.
    An extra hour a day? I’d probably read and sleep in tandem.
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  4. Hi Jen,
    It is very hard getting the sleep we need when you have children! I love what you are sharing and I LOVE sleep! I would try to organized my pots and pans cabinet in the kitchen! I am cooking all the time and I just always in a rush so it’s get kind of messy in there. Thanks for the fun challenge and enjoy the week.
    Julie xo
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      I need to organize there too! My pots and pans, well probably all of my kitchenware cabinets are a mess! I would love to organize them. I have given up on the Tupperware drawer and have just left that for the toddler to play with, but everything else needs a good go through!
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      I hear you!! I am always playing catch up in that area too! Yesterday I realized a ton of my links on my static pages weren’t even working and spent time I didn’t have doing it! That meant dinner was late and children were grumpy. ..There just is not enough time!!
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