Everyone we know is going to give us advice and tell us what they think we should do, and what will be right for us. As tempting as it is to take the advice, it will likely completely screw us up. Dare to look the gift horses in the mouth: their well-intentioned sympathy may also mask their own fears that they are themselves only one step away from our scary situation.
1. Take five deep breaths and say a positive affirmation. School begins in two weeks. It is the middle of July. Don't worry, you still have time to order BPA-free bento boxes and authentic Indian tiffins made with special stainless steel that did not involve any child-labor, sweat shops or animal cruelty.
I work full-time, run marathons, volunteer at my church and now have added earning my degree online to the mix. Might sound crazy, but the truth is, I refuse to make any more excuses for pursuing what I want in life, which is a happy family, a successful career and an education that I can be proud of.