When you don’t know what day it is, juggling schedules and priorities between spouses, the transformation of moving to the suburbs, learning to drive again, the return of romance after having kids, and the schedule flexibility of owning your own business. Acupuncturist and traditional Chinese Medicine practitioner Deb Ruffalo Ross shares her mom routines and relationships with hosts Stacy Igel and Michelle Park.
In this episode:
- What day is it? And mom exhaustion leads to confusion…
- When spouses assume each other’s schedules
- Mom as the constant guiding post
- How Deb and her family moved to suburbs last summer
- How moving from city to suburbs was massively transformational
- Having to learn to drive again, feeling confident with kids in the car
- Commuting two days a week, working late, not coming home until 10pm those days, other days she’s present with girls
- How Deb kept setting herself up for failure, and how she now makes sure to get that extra 30 minutes of sleep
- Romance, when theres a return to yourself and relationship with partner
- Date nights, trips without kids, important to be about each other and not family once in a while
- Missing your spouse from business trip, a reminder of what you miss and take for granted
- Going from 5 work days to 2-3 days, and why now not working Saturdays
- The beauty of Deb’s business is making her own schedule, and allowing it to evolve as her kids evolve
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