How to be a better sleeper

How to be a better sleeper

This post is not about how to sleep better. It’s about how to be a better sleeper. There’s a difference. When you take steps to be a better sleeper, the result will be you’ll sleep better. I know, sounds like circular hamster wheel thinking. But the difference is...

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Mother’s Day gift idea – sleep in

Mother’s Day gift idea – sleep in

Here's a free idea for a Mother’s Day gift idea: let mom sleep in I can recall so clearly preparing my Mother’s Day gift. It was never a truly original idea. Flowers from the garden, a hand-made card with an original poem. And always a suggestion from my grandmother...

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Sleeping with your pet

Sleeping with your pet

Should you be sleeping with your pet? Have you ever done it before? All night? Just a nap? Do you have a fond (or not-so-fond!) memory of sleeping with your pet? April 11 is National Pet Day. We love our pets and there are times inviting them into our beds is...

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Epiphany

Epiphany

Epiphany – flash – insight – discovery – aha! It didn’t take a lightning bolt aha! to tell me my kid needed a nap. It was Sunday, January 8th. She was 14 months old. She was pulling her ear, rubbing her eyes and you could not hear the bishop recite the liturgy of...

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Bedtime Matters

Bedtime Matters

Bedtime matters for a good night’s sleep. Like the real estate “location, location, location” slogan, when it comes to bedtime and sleep it’s “routines, routines, routines”.

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Bedtime Curtain Calls

Bedtime Curtain Calls

The bedtime curtain call is not the time for applause. The bedtime curtain call is the time to set up bedtime boundaries. There is nothing charming about them. What is a "curtain call"? It's when your child gets out of bed again and again after you've done your best...

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