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Slices of Life By Jill Pertler

May 15, 2013

Lessons of motherhood
Iíve been on the job for more than 21 years, without a day off for longevity, illness, endurance or good behavior. Iím not complaining. I wouldnít want a day off. Not a whole day, anyway. Although I do appreciate 10 minutes under a hot shower within the solitary confines of my bathroom each morning.

If youíre a newbie to the profession, you might feel tired. Heck, Iím absolutely certain you are tired. Donít worry. (There will be plenty of things to worry about during the next 18 years, believe me.) Youíll get used to the brain fog Ė even learn to use it to your advantage. Besides, sleep is over-rated. Itís one of the lessons motherhood has taught me.

Thereís more. Motherhood is practically a classroom, and some of the things learned within its confines are even more exciting than sleeping through the night. Like one concept I call the time conundrum.

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