Sleep deprivation is a badge of honor among working moms. Studies have shown that the sound of a crying baby is the number one sound that rouses women from sleep (it is not even in the top 10 for men!), and in most households I know, it is more likely for the woman to get up in the middle of the night (In my house, Mr. Idgie handles almost 100% of crying babies between 10pm and 1am and is usually the one to check the monitor at 3am to determine if the crying is an emergency or not). It is not unusual for any working mom to arrive at her 9am status meeting with less than 3 hours of sleep for the third day in a row because her bundle of joy is teething/had a bad dream/wanted to play at 2:13am. Here are four tips to stay sharp throughout the day, even when you want to Costanza it and nap under your desk.
We are --
We work hard; we play hard too.
And we drive our husbands crazy --
We can't all be trophy wives.