I worked over 60 hours last week, as it was a crazy week at church and I had way to many commitments piled into one week. And when I work a 60 hour week, I still have to do all the homeschooling and all the household work and all the mom-stuff - so you will understand how exhausted I am after that!
Something has to give. I just cannot run myself this ragged.
One good thing is how amazing a tiny bit of "me" time can feel. Yesterday, after church, I left the kids with my husband and I ran to the plant nursery by myself for 30 minutes of plant browsing. It was heavenly to be engaged in a task that was completely non-essential, and to be all by myself.
It's also been a great help that I'm keeping up my daily yoga practice. It's just 10 minutes, but it starts the day off right, and I feel stronger and taller and more able to handle my day.
And I'm squeezing in some exercise. I get to the YMCA once or twice a week, and work out for about 40 minutes.
Just remember to put the "me" in "mommy".