The Unintentional Co-Sleeper

My son sleeps in “the Big Bed” every single nap time and most night times, too. He’s not a newborn and I’m no longer breastfeeding. He is four years old. Yes, I’m a cosleeper. But more like an unintentional cosleeper. How did we get here? I certainly never would have thought I’d be the mom with the four-year-old still in her bed. It’s not even a king-sized bed. And my son isn’t the most serene of sleepers. My husband calls our boy’s nighttime movements […]

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Do Weighted Blankets Help Kids Sleep? | With a Giveaway!

Do you have a kid who refuses to fall asleep? I do! My almost-four-year-old daughter has never in her life fell asleep easily. Which means that I have been stumbling about a fugue state for the last four years or so… I kept hearing about how weighted blankets have been vital tools in the special needs community for years and now they are going mainstream. I was willing to try anything (anything!) to get this kid to fall asleep faster. […]

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“Cranky Mom” Habits You Need to Stop

I stayed up too late last night. Again. Bad idea when you’re the often cranky mom of two, one of which is a baby who doesn’t sleep through the night. An even worse idea when you are also battling a cold and facing a work deadline. And so this morning, I hit “snooze” a couple of times. Then when it was time to wake my kindergartner for school, I didn’t have the patience (or time!) to do it lovingly and […]

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Never Wake a Sleeping Baby! (Even for hot firemen…) SLUMMY MUMMY Episode 6

There’s an old adage, “Let sleeping dogs lie.” The baby version is “NEVER wake a sleeping baby.” In the next episode of our award-winning web series, Slummy Mummy, I wrote about the first time my son slept through the night. Apartment living has it’s upside and downsides. And one major downside is that you are always at the mercy of your neighbors. We had some… eccentric ones. If you haven’t seen the first five episodes of Slummy Mummy, you can […]

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CRAZY Things Moms Do To Get Their Kids To Sleep | With a Giveaway from SleepBuddy

(This post is sponsored by Sleep Buddy. We only share things with you we absolutely love.) We just want to SLEEP! We’ve all been there. You just want to get a decent night’s sleep and those kiddos of yours just won’t go down. One expects to be up all night with a newborn… I was okay with that. What I wasn’t prepared for was when my toddler who just got her big girl bed wouldn’t stay in it or when […]

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Sweep & Scoop | Baby Sleep Hacks? | SLUMMY MUMMY | Episode 4

Everyone has their own baby sleep hacks, the thing that ONE TIME immediately preceded a good sleep by baby that you then try AGAIN and AGAIN when baby won’t sleep, hoping against hope that it will be the thing to end the crying. I had a few tricks up my sleeve from years of babysitting–the usual swaddle, shush, pacifier, kind of stuff. My husband, on the other hand, had zero experience with babies whatsoever when he became a parent. Yet, […]

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Tips to Fall Back to Sleep

So You Can’t Get To Sleep Again? Ever walk by a mirror, catch your reflection, and then suddenly wondered why you put eye shadow under your eyes? If you’re a mom of a child under three, they’re probably just eye bags! And YOU are in dire need of tips to fall back to sleep. That’s right ladies, you’re now in that stage of your life that you’ve always dreamed of but really didn’t had any idea how it would turn […]

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5 Animals that are Worse at Sleeping than Your Kid | Darn Sleep Training

If you have kids who have slept for at least five straight hours since birth, first, tell me your secret, then stop reading. OK, you don’t have to stop reading, you can laugh along with the rest of us miserable, tired parents. I am not sure who passed on the this sleep aversion to our children. I blame my husband for my oldest’s bizarre nightmares and sleep walking episodes. I am probably at fault for our youngest being wide-eyed and […]

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Parenting For Idiots: How Babies Actually Work

Parenting for Idiots…A Step by Step Guide for Parents by Babies LESSON 1: AN IDIOT’S GUIDE TO SLEEPING OUTSIDE THE WOMB  Babies wake up during the night because they are babies and it is what they do. This is a fact. Yet, so many proper grown up people who have been to school and everything, some who have even written books about babies will not accept this. They try and work out how to fix us when in actual fact we are just BEING […]

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