Category: Overworked and Overstressed Parents

Torie Henderson

Unfocused mental spinning

Unfocused and mentally spinning Question of the Day: Torie,  “So often, I find myself spinning in circles. Not physically, but mentally. When I’m in my house with my kids, there is so much going on, so many demands, so many to-do’s, I feel overwhelmed. I want to feel focused and productive, but something happens to … Read more…

Am I ruining my children?

Am I ruining my children?  Dear Torie, I was already stressed before this COVID-19 lockdown, now my impatience and crankiness have reached new levels. I’m constantly snapping at the kids and having trouble seeing them in a positive light. I love them, but I don’t feel loving when I look at them. All I see … Read more…

Tired by 8:00am

Tired by 8:00am Question of the Day:  “I’m sure everyone is struggling during this Coronavirus lockdown so I feel a bit self indulgent asking for help on this. For the last few weeks, or months, who keeps track anymore, I’ve been struggling and I don’t know why. I have no reason to complain, my kids … Read more…

I need a break from mothering

Episode 72 – I need a break from mothering. Don’t wait for catastrophes for you to get a break from mothering. If you are tired, stressed, overwhelmed, fuzzy brained, anxious, restless, appreciated, moody, annoyed, confused or feeling lazy and inadequate, it’s time to take a break from mothering. Top excuses why moms don’t take breaks … Read more…

Torie Henderson

Stress Eating with Kwavi Abeygaye

Episode #70 Stress Eating under lockdown with Kwavi Agbeyegbe Question of the Day: “I AM DOING BOOTCAMP-RUNNING AND HIIT- EXERCISES ON MY TREADMILL-EXERCISING WAY MORE THAN I DID WHEN I WAS TEACHING 1ST GRADE FULL TIME BUT I AM STILL GAINING WEIGHT.  I EAT HEALTHY BUT WHEN I TRY TO FOLLOW WHAT OTHERS ARE DOING … Read more…

Torie Henderson

I can’t stand to watch my family relax

Question of the Day: Episode #69 – I can’t stand watching my family relax! “Help, Torie! I have turned into a mom nobody likes being around, including myself. My husband is furloughed, my kids (11 and 13) are doing some sort of half-assed online learning, and I am going NUTS! I cannot STAND to see … Read more…

Torie Henderson

Stages of quarantine-mom-burnout

Stages of Quarantine Mom Burnout Episode #66   Stage #1 Denial – This won’t last long or This is going to be GREAT!  I’ll clean out the basement, plant a garden, repaint the kid’s rooms, do some yoga videos, it’s going to be GREAT!   Stage #2 Life Simplified – There is some adjustment but … Read more…