I received a letter from a fellow blogger. She is doing an article about how “celebrity” moms are different the everyone else. This was my response to her.
Oh Boy! I’ve seen people who have nannies raise their kids. I have seen people like Faith Hill and Martina McBride form a schedule around the kids, putting the kids first. I myself am boring. My husband and I only use a Nanny when we travel. We take the kids with us and juggle them amongst the 3 of us on the road. They ride on a bus with me and my band / crew. The Nanny takes them during meet and greet and show.
When we are home, it’s pretty much NO SLEEP and days dealing with poop, spit up, formula stains, Laundry, laundry LAUNDRY. I’m up all night with my 6 month old who STILL does not sleep through the night and then start my day at 4am feeding baby, hitting the gym at 6am, taking my son to school at 8:15am, working with the baby by my side until 2:30 and then I head off to pick up our 3 year old from Montessori school. It’s exhausting. I don’t even look in the mirror these days. The last thing I look like is a “Celebrity”. I would rather be drunk than sleep deprived. I found out today that my consistent exhaustion is now effecting my eye sight. Too tired for them to focus. For me I have yet to find the balance in raising kids and trying to take care of myself. So, I guess I’m just like “everyone else”. After all, I can’t imagine a Kardashian dealing with sleep depravation and lack of self care ;-)