The stress gorilla
What's that stampeding around my brain?
Adele Hamilton, Editor Parent24 (Tammy Gardner)
Sometimes stress is a little monkey that sits on my shoulder. It tugs my hair and pokes me in the head, but it's okay.
But sometimes, it is a gorilla on the rampage. It tosses all my good intentions aside, it stomps on my mood - and it eats all the bananas.
My stress is most likely to take gorilla form when I'm rushing from work to fetch kids. And according to a recent study, British mothers were most stressed while taking their kids to school.
What's your gorilla time? Tell a wild story and you could win a T-shirt!
Next time the stress gets too much, come and share with other parents like you:
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