What this mom did to ease her anxiety…

His name is Murphy.

Nope, I’m not having a luscious affair. I GOT A PUPPY!

And just when I thought my plate was overflowing, I went right up to the buffet of ‘life’s choices’ and dumped some more of those delicious, loaded with butter and cream cheese mashed potatoes right onto my plate. Sweet, smooth, utterly irresistible, but might keep you up all night! Yep. You’ll find me outside in the snow every night at 11pm, 2am, 4am and then up for the day at 6am sharp.

Why did I do this to myself?

I’m convinced it’s science. The minute we decided to stop having children, I knew there was a little speck of fire in me that needed to bring another human into the world. CONFIRMED: It’s still there. And it reared it’s lovely self the moment I laid eyes on this little hunk of burning love.

Murphy is a MAJOR pain in the patoot. I WILL NOT LIE. I am sleepless again and my Press Pause CBD tincture can’t help! This dog has to pee…All. The. Time. His teeth are sharp as all get out. And he eats his fresh poop. I repeat…he eats his fresh poop. That one is really tough on me. When I should be worried about what from-scratch organic recipe I should serving my children for breakfast, lunch and dinner, I am freaking out that we bought a dog that eats fresh turds.

Why did I do this to myself?

Thankfully we’ve enlisted a dog-whispering personal trainer. So with that and my Press Pause CBD I should be on cruise control soon right?

Am I selfish for wanting it all? Is it wrong to think I have the bandwidth to be a wife, mom, puppy raiser, business owner, board member, volunteer mom, (the list goes on and on)???

Today I was blessed to be included in a coffee circle of Boss Moms. In the middle of a workday we were urged not to talk about work, but to talk about our primary job of being a ‘mom’ and what that’s like for a high-functioning MILF (no one actually used this term, but should have!) My takeaway today.– I don’t feel any of those badass mommas are selfish in the least. We challenge ourselves. Realize we can do it. Then challenge ourselves some more.

Isn’t that called ‘Survival of the Fittest”?

Whether it be a new puppy, new job, a baby, a death, a shitty day, a doozy of a client, that time of the month, a kid home sick, ANOTHER holiday with no school…WE HAVE GOT THIS!

And survive we will! Press on ladies. And thanks again for Pressing Pause with us.


Torrey & Dawn

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