WASHINGTON - Tired as a Mother: Health, Happiness, and Hacks highlights the struggles to calm the everyday chaos of being a mom. Maureen describes her struggles as a single mother:
I'm Maureen Umeh and although I know this sounds cliche, my daughter Zula is the light of my life.
She's funny, smart, and full energy and personality.
I love watching her grow and develop. Every day is something new and I want to be around for every moment of it.
And so therein lies the problem.
I'm a single mom, with a crazy schedule and I know many of you are in the same boat.
Trying to find time for ourselves to exercise, eat a good meal, even a spa day seems almost an impossible feat.
I know good health is the foundation and the key to getting things done, but I can't seem to find the time, tools, or tenacity to get on the right road and stick with it.
I'm sure I'm preaching to the choir when I say we've made our kids the center of our universe, but now the time has come to make mommy a priority.
So trying to figure out how to make my sweet Zula feel like the princess she is without sacrificing myself has left me "Tired As A Mother."