Category: Overworked and Overstressed Parents

“I don’t have time to relax!” How go, go, go leads to chronic pain

Episode #134 Interview with Betsy Jensen “I don’t have time to relax.”  “I’m exhausted but struggle to fall asleep” “I wake up feeling anxious”  “I try to relax but it doesn’t work.” “If I take a break more work will pile up later.” “I can’t relax because I have too much to do.” If any … Read more…

How do I prioritize my to-do list?

How do I prioritize when there are so many demands on my time? Episode #129 Question of the Day: “I’m on summer break along with my kids. I’ve got a 7 week break from my job but I’m overwhelmed by all the competing priorities on my time. I want to use this time to relax … Read more…

Preventing Working Mom Burnout

Interview with Dr. Jacqueline Kerr Episode #127 of the Supermom is Getting Tired Podcast Preventing Working Mom Burnout Dr Jacqueline Kerr is a mom, behavior scientist and burnout survivor. She is in the top 1% of most cited scientists worldwide. Dr Kerr left her position as a public health professor in 2018 and now hosts … Read more…

Fed up with continuous disappointment

Episode 116 – Fed up with continuous disappointment Question of the Day: Dear Torie,  I AM. SO. DONE. with frickin’ COVID.  I don’t want to be one of those people who complains on social media so I thought I’d complain here so you can make something productive come out of it.  In the big picture … Read more…

Fed up with continuous disappointment

Episode 116 – Fed up with continuous disappointment Question of the Day: Dear Torie,  I AM. SO. DONE. with frickin’ COVID.  I don’t want to be one of those people who complains on social media so I thought I’d complain here so you can make something productive come out of it.  In the big picture … Read more…

I’m always last on my list

Episode #114 – I’m always last on my list Question of the Day: Dear Torie, There are things I want to do that are important to me, but I can’t seem to follow through on them. For example, I want to exercise more regularly. I know that it makes me a better mom. When I’ve … Read more…

The begging and pleading is wearing me down

Episode #112 – My kid’s begging and pleading is wearing me down. Question of the Day My 8 year old has an unhealthy relationship with screen time and video games. He’s a great kid, very active, competitive, a math whiz and knows it. He is constantly trying to get access to video games but especially … Read more…