What are the Benefits of a Sound + Sleep Machine?

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Summer is the time for traveling, vacations, visiting family…..and sleeping in new places with strange noises during the night.  Our family has seen it's share of hotel rooms and sleeping quarters, even this summer.  We took a family vacation at the beginning of June and had a great hotel room, went to visit family, and hubby even had a youth group camp already.  We are all light sleepers, except for possibly D, and it bumps in the night [...]

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Those Tricky Sleep Transitions

Sleep Transitions

Do you ever wish your kids would just stick with what works? It seems like as soon as we find the perfect schedule, get the routine down to a science and everyone is well-rested, they suddenly stop napping or begin catapulting themselves from the crib. What is a tired and bleary-eyed parent to do? Whether this brings to mind your first or fifth child's latest antics, all of us have to face the same challenges and make it through to the other side! 


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My Dream Come True – “The Happiest Baby Guide to Great Sleep” (birth through 5 years)


I am participating in a book review campaign with One2One Network. I received this book from Harper Collins for the purposes of reviewing it. I have not received compensation. All opinions stated are my own.


As a mother of two, there's something I'm addicted to that I don't get enough…..good sleep.  If you've read my blog at all, you know that the Captain, age 4, still wakes up in the middle of the night and comes into our room to sleep on the floor. [...]

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Tips For Sleep Challenges


Welcome to the February 2013 Natural Living Blog Carnival: Addressing Sleep Challenges. This post was written for inclusion in the monthly Natural Living Blog Carnival hosted by Happy Mothering and The Pistachio Project through the Green Moms Network. This month our members have written posts about how they address sleep challenges in their homes.


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The Boy That Never Yawns

The other night, when Daddy and I were telling the Captain bedtime stories and Baby D had already gone to sleep in his own room, something happened that was strange….the Captain yawned.  After four+ years of being the mother of this child, I realized that he doesn't yawn very often.  I asked Daddy to confirm and he laughed and agreed, although we hadn't thought about it, really.

It's strange….Baby D yawns ALLLL the time and is a pretty good sleeper, but the Captain rarely yawns!  I was reminded of back in the day when all the [...]

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Hot Tot Hair and Skincare – Safe and Smells Great!

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Captain Fussybuckets struggled with painful eczema and skin problems for the first 2 1/2 years of his life.  We took him to the doctor, tried creams, allergy medicines, oatmeal baths, apple cider vinegar baths, and nothing just seemed to consistently work for him.  Finally I realized that first, he must have pure, alcohol free, heavy moisturizer on his legs when his eczema acts up.  Secondly, I realized that his skin was less likely to have problems in the first place if [...]

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Sleepwalkers in the Night

I remember sleepwalking a few times as a child.  One time I remember walking out of my bedroom with my small plastic trash can in one hand, and my blanket in another.  My oldest brother was sitting at the computer and he asked what I was doing, which I think woke me up.  In my haze, I replied "sometimes I just get mixed up" and I went back to bed.  Then another time, my mom was in the bathroom and I walked in and she says I used her face soap to wash my hands.  She [...]

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Sleep BETTER with a Sleep Number bed!

We had the wonderful opportunity to review a Sleep Number® m7 bed, the new memory foam bed from Sleep Number!  We love our sleep around here, so we jumped for joy for this review!

First, we went to the Sleep Number store to find out how the Sleep Number technology works.  My hubby and I both got to find our sleep number from a trained professional, Tony.  He was so nice and helpful and told us all we needed to know about the bed we would be [...]

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Sleep Buddy Helps Kids Stay in Bed!

I was lucky enough to win a SleepBuddy in a blog giveaway a few months ago.  I had wanted to get a SleepBuddy for Captain Fussybuckets, who loves to come to our room in the middle of the night, for a long time.  We've had constant issues with this kid and in retrospect, I should have gotten him a Sleep Buddy a long, long time ago.  Habits die hard when you're three, and we're still working with him.

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Where To Sleep, Where To Sleep?

Captain Fussybuckets has been in a big boy bed for about eight months or so.  He hasn't always done well.  He started off great and for the longest time, it was just like he was in his crib.  He didn't realize he could get OUT of his bed until a few months ago.  He didn't abuse this until recently, however.  Up until a few weeks ago, he'd still call for us to come get him out of his bed when he woke up.     Well, that was then.  Over the past few weeks, he has started turning the [...]

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