This week...it sucked. The kids, the husband, and me all had something going on every evening after work/school, which left us feeling even more tired than usual, and by the end of the week, super grumpy. On top of that I am feeling very overwhelmed at work as I continue to learn a new grade. This week is the first time I gave into the stress in terms of eating. I didn’t go completely down the rabbit hole but there were definitely lots of pretzels eaten🤦🏼♀️🙈Yesterday afternoon I had my “beginning of the school year meltdown” when my MIL called as I was leaving the daycare after picking up my youngest, and asked if I wanted to come over for dinner. I found myself blubbering on the phone to her about how hard my life was at the moment and how I was a big failure, etc. Thankfully, it was my MIL who called and got to hear me cry, because she was an educator for over 30 years, and she knows what I’m going through. She was able to talk me off the ledge a bit and make me feel better. She understood that I just wanted to stay home for the night...my husband ended up taking the kids to her house so I could have a couple hours of quiet to shower, put on my pajamas, stare at the wall and play Toon Blast on my phone. Today I’m doing a lot of relaxing and binge watching Greys Anatomy on Netflix with my kiddos, and my focus for next week will be to manage my stress a bit (if at all possible), use my meditation app at least once a day, and remember that THIS TOO SHALL PASS. The one about being kind to myself....I need to work on that more as well.