Let me show you how I do it...

Because I have four kids, I'm often asked, "How do you do it?"

Before I answer this honestly, I want to get something cleared up.  I have bad days like everyone does.  At least twice last week, I broke down crying because I was overwhelmed.  I'm not super mom by any means.  No one is.  I do what I have to do for my kids.  There are days I just want to stay in bed and sleep, but a little person comes in yelling 'Mommy!' at 5:45am puts an end to those fantasies quickly. 

I don't want to clean or cook or do laundry more than half the time.  They get done because having children go to school naked is frowned upon.  I can't count the number of times I threw dinner together last minute because I forgot to plan it or was just to busy to think about food.  Yet some little two legged creature started complaining he was hungry, so I dragged myself to the kitchen and threw a meal together.

I also go throw off some of my aggression and bad days at a Tae Kwon Do class or my punching bag in the garage.  Spending 30 minutes hitting something really does relieve stress.  I highly recommend it!

For all those other days where none of the above is possible, I take solace in a fully stocked liquor and wine cabinet or beer fridge.  Cheers!