Does Mommy Sleep?

Does Mommy Sleep?

I got an email the other day and the person asked if I slept. No. Okay, sometimes. I actually do well with 5-6 hours and then every four or five days I will crash early (before 10 pm) and catch up. It really just depends on what posts I am writing, what I am researching, who I’m reading, what’s on television, if the bills have to be paid, etc. By nature, I’m a night owl but learning to be an early bird and still maintain my night owl hours, it is a little difficult. I’ve also been diagnosed with insomnia and have currently been taking a all natural sleep complex that has worked wonders but I have to take it regularly.  I’ve opted out of all the pharmacy stuff because my mouth tasted like I was sucking on a penny and I would pass out and not hear the children, that can’t be safe!

So much comes down to organization and time management. Household responsibilities, taking children to this activity or appointment, grocery shopping, hair cuts, volunteering, meetings, etc…it adds up to a lot of stuff to do.  Now I’m heading back to work part-time for a grant by the State of Michigan to help advocate and be the voice for parents with young children. Maybe you’ve heard of the Great Start System in Michigan or your state has something similar to this. I’m super excited to be using my education and degree (soon to be Master degree) and helping to give a voice to parents in area. It seems like there is such a push for education when kindergarten starts but 0-5 is a crucial time to begin educating our children and supporting their needs, moms know this!

Plus, I’m really diving into the business aspect of my blog and where I want to go with it. I’m loving what I do. I love my readers (YOU) and I love learning about green topics, writing, networking and really just having my own business. I want to mesh everything together and that is why I created the Mommy Go Green Blogger Tours.

I have more things up my sleeve, you just wait!

I get so inspired and wish I had more hours in the day (don’t we all).  What really inspires me happens to be my children and knowing that when I am doing what makes me happy I am being happy, upbeat and making good choices for them. Mental health is super important moms and my doing what I do is because it make me happy. Yes, there is pressure and sometimes stress but if I can use good time management and prioritize it works out.

What do you do that makes you happy? Do you blog and maybe you want to join the Mommy Go Green Blogger Tour? How many hours of sleep do you get a night? How do you fit what you love into a 24 hour period or don’t you?

Hi, I’m Sommer (@greenmom) and I’ve been calling this my blogging home for 9 years. I’m a juggler of life, a protective mama bear and I enjoy travel, wine, sunshine and good books. I’m passionate about inspiring others to live a little healthier and greener each day. I’m many things but above all I’m a believer in karma and the good in people. I’m a children’s book author, public speaker and consultant. My full-time gig is working as a Marketing Manager for and helping to encourage everyone to eat healthier. Check out my about me page for more details.


  • This is an ongoing struggle for me. I’m a “night owl” by nature, but Hubby has to get up for work at 4:30 a.m. This means he goes to bed around 8:30 or 9, and he gets frustrated when I don’t come to bed because he doesn’t sleep as well when I’m up and about with lights on, etc. I’ve tried shifting my schedule, but it just doesn’t seem to work for me. I just don’t function as well in the morning. Plus, our tot sleeps much more soundly at night if I’m up working. If I get up early, she wakes up much more easily and then I lose my work time sans toddler.

    Now that I started a blog, I’m spending more time on writing and research, which means I’m up even later. I usually turn in around 12 or 1 and get up at 7. I always feel better when I have 8 hours of sleep though.

    I DEFINITELY feel like there are not enough hours in the day. Can we figure out a way to add a few??

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  • Kelby

    Wow, this is too creepy! I was totally thinking about posting on a very similar subject just today. Maybe I will tomorrow (or later tonight… LOL). Anyway, I am CONSTANTLY asked if I ever sleep. And I usually say sleep is for sissies. But truth is, I sleep about as much as you do, a very similar system. Maybe it’s a type-A mom type of thing. But I will get maybe 6 hours many nights, and once I start getting cranky I give myself a chill out night with an early bedtime. It’s usually once a week or two.

    Anyway, you’ve inspired me. I’m going to blog about this soon and link to your post. 🙂

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  • I do the same thing – I sleep 5-6 hours a night and then once a week I’ll sleep for 11-12 hours. On the weekends when the weather isn’t nice I usually take a nap too.

    I’m trying to start my freelancing business and I still work at a regular job full time so I’m even busier than usual.

    The one thing I tend to let slide is cleaning. The house is neat but could always be so much better.

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  • Oh yeah – time management is a big problem for me… It’s probably my left-over adhd from childhood. I’m finding that hanging out on the computer is really sucking my day away from me. Today I made sure to go outside with my son for several hours, and just hang out with him (ok… I spread mulch while he played with his bulldozer and backhoe… ). I have a hard time doing just one thing, but then also sometimes trying to do too many things at once backfires too! I think I sleep 7 hours a night on average… but I really function better on 8. Sometimes I take a nap with my little boy though, so I feel like that helps me in the ‘sleep’ department! (no insomnia here!) Em

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