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Don’t Wake the Baby! Why You Should Be Letting Your Kids Sleep Longer

Don’t Wake the Baby! Why You Should Be Letting Your Kids Sleep Longer

Sleep Turbo-Charges the Brain As the mother of four children I have lived through sleepless nights, toddlers who no longer nap – those precious moments when I could use the bathroom and open the mail without a “helper”, and now – teenagers whose circadian rhythms tell them to live like vampires. Sleep – the constant […]

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Mom – I Can’t Fall Asleep!

Mom – I Can’t Fall Asleep!

I have 4 kids who have lived a combined total of more than 50 years (yikes!) and I know I’ve probably heard several months worth of “Mom – I can’t fall asleep!”. Some of that has been the result of watching a scary movie with Dad, some of it from worries about the next day, […]

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Am I Crazy for Co-Sleeping?

Am I Crazy for Co-Sleeping?

No! Sleep like a baby. Actually, sleep near a baby. The benefits of co-sleeping are sometimes far overlooked amid the hyped up fears of lack of privacy, interrupted nights, and dangers of bed-sharing (which is different from co-sleeping and not as dangerous as critics say). I never set out a formal plan with my first […]

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5 Tips to Manage Morning Routines

5 Tips to Manage Morning Routines

Wake up, sleepyheads! Getting kids ready for the day, especially school days, can be like swimming through oatmeal – you keep plowing through, but feel like you are getting sucked back into the mess. Even though we homeschool, our oldest attends college 5 days a week and we still must have a routine in our […]

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Avoid These 7 Bedtime Mistakes with Your Kids

Avoid These 7 Bedtime Mistakes with Your Kids

The Importance of Sleep for Our Kids Quality sleep is one of the most beneficial things a person can experience, but any parent knows that peaceful nights are not always guaranteed or easy to find. Young children and even teenagers can easily get out of sync if their bodies aren’t getting the rest they need, […]

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