I may never sleep again. As moms, we’ve all had this thought run through our head at one point or another. Maybe your baby is less than six months old. Sick or teething. Maybe you recently potty trained them or they’re going through a sleep regression. No matter the cause, it’s exhausting and mood-altering. Lack […]
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If you’re like me — or like the 10 percent of people that, the CDC reports, suffer from chronic insomnia — you’re at greater risk for associated ailments like depression, obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease. Yikes! Mamas, it’s time to slow down, assess your rest routine and celebrate Better Sleep Month this May.
I have tried everything. Before that clock jumps ahead in the spring, I have spent two weeks inching back that bedtime, 5-10 minutes at a time. Nope. The kid isn’t fooled. In the fall, I have allowed him to stay up a little later, in hopes that he would sleep in and save me from […]
Just Give It Two Weeks I remember my favorite postpartum nurse giving me this advice before I took our baby home from the hospital. Wrenn was only two days old, and neither of us could get the hang of this nursing thing. She couldn’t latch; she couldn’t stay latched; she couldn’t stay awake during feedings. […]
As a toddler mom, I LIVE for nap-time each day. After dealing with milk spills, epic tantrums, and super smelly diapers, it is the time each day that I have EARNED. Time for me to work, eat, sleep, or catch up on this week’s episode of Parenthood (which, don’t get me started on that season […]
I have a little gal in my life who doesn’t like to sleep. She never has. She somehow survives on a LOT less sleep than most children. She is 2.5 years old and hasn’t taken a consistent daytime nap since she was under 2, has a hard time falling asleep, and occasionally she decides she is up and ready […]
It wasn’t long after we brought our quadruplets home from the hospital that we realized sleep training would be critical for survival at our house. Our new normal involved caring for four premature infants around the clock, and if we didn’t carve out time to sleep, it would be extremely taxing for us. Since there […]