MOMSOMNIA n. [Fr. mother + insomnia]: When a sleep-deprived mom can’t sleep despite the fact that her children are sleeping, because of either worries that said children will awaken at any moment, a desperate need for time to herself, or a sudden desire to complete random household tasks. Submitted at 4:30 a.m. by momsomnia sufferer Tara in Brookline, MA.
(I laugh every time I read Tara’s sign off. And, I really did receive her email in the middle of the night; although, thankfully, I didn’t read it until the next morning. Let’s hope that Tara gets some rest tonight.)