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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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. [...]
Continue reading My Dream Come True – “The Happiest Baby Guide to Great Sleep” (birth through 5 years)
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 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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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 [...]
Continue reading Hot Tot Hair and Skincare – Safe and Smells Great!
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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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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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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