Out and About
In matters of motherhood, you know that things are getting better when you find yourself going out sans kids more and more often, and when stretchy pants are beginning to be replaced with blue jeans. This is also the time when having a drink happens for pleasure rather than out of necessity ;)
In the past couple of weeks I had the luck to hang out with a friend (on a Saturday night!!!) and to go thrift-store shopping on my own...and while my outings are still accompanied with running some family or domestic-related chore (the times of carefree procrastination are long gone for me, that's for sure), I am happier and more relaxed I've been in a while.
So when you hear the cliched expression "It does get better, hang in there!", try to believe it. Because they will, eventually.