I have been feeling so stressed and fear it is affecting how I parent. I decided that I must buck up and get over it, as my kids need me as a mom, more than I need to be a stress ball. Today is a bit brighter, and I am planning to begin tomorrow as brightly as I can. I will still have my overloaded plate, but I need to focus less on what I have to do for work/school, and more on being the best wife and mom I can be.
I am hopeful that I can turn my mood around, the trip to Chicago is stressing me, but I have to let it go or I won't be productive. I also need to be thankful for those little ones I have, and be grateful that they are young and forgiving. I am going to get up early tomorrow and make them a nice breakfast, and I think I will apologize for being short with them lately, they deserve my full attention.