These past few weeks have been extremely stressful and I am really disappointed in myself and the way I've been showing up for my family; I have been snapping at my children and husband. My daily meditation (AM & PM, and the magical minute) do help, but sometimes I almost feel like they make me MORE irritable. I find it very challenging to squeeze them in on the weekends (my children are very small and need constant attention). I know how calm I am SUPPOSED to feel, but when children are crying & screaming, I'm stressed out from work, my husband is stressed, my mentally ill sister is off her meds & going off the deep end & my mother is crying & upset, etc. I find it VERY CHALLENGING to keep my cool. I have been trying to call upon "infinite joy' and the principles of motherhood, divine patience, etc. I'm just curious if anyone else ever has this experience or how I can better integrate the benefits of my meditation into life when things get tough?