Go screen free for better sleep

Go screen free for better sleep

This week is an opportunity to try a family experiment and go screen free for better sleep. It’s definitely a challenge to reduce, let alone eliminate, screen time. Yet, like all challenges, the screen free challenge reaps enormous benefits. Not just in terms of...
Get kids to sleep on Halloween

Get kids to sleep on Halloween

Halloween comes once a year presenting challenges of how to get the kids to sleep at the end of an exciting evening. It’s not just the sugar from trick-or-treat candy that doesn’t help get the kids to sleep on Halloween. You know what it’s like when the kids don’t...
How to sleep when the sun is shining

How to sleep when the sun is shining

In the northern hemisphere, it’s solstice. We’re experiencing our longest days of the year. The sun shining way past bedtime makes sleep a challenge. How the heck do we get some sleep during this season? A more important question is this: how do we get the kids to...
Bedtime routine essentials according to experts

Bedtime routine essentials according to experts

A consistent bedtime routine is essential for restorative sleep according to experts. What exactly does that mean? What are the essentials when it comes to a successful bedtime routine? Sleep medicine specialist and expert Dr. Robert Rosenberg of Answers for Sleep,...
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...
Bedtime Matters

Bedtime Matters

We all know how important it is to get enough sleep. What we need to understand is bedtime matters for sleep. A lot. And more specifically a bedtime routine matters. I learned the hard way that bedtime matters. There have been periods in my adult life when I just...