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The Price of Sleep

Sleep is precious. And in my case, sleep is expensive! I cringe at the amount of money I have spent on various products that just might help my kid sleep. Keyword is might. At 2:30 in the morning, I’m willing to try anything to help a baby sleep. Any sort of gadget that may have […]

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Surviving the Toddler Bed Transition

Sleep.  Since we first bought him home from the hospital, sleep has been our greatest challenge as parents. Three years in, and in the midst of transitioning to a toddler bed, and little has changed. If the NSA is snooping on our Google searches right now, the most popular search they will find is “Toddler […]

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Mothering in the Nighttime

Mothering in the Nighttime

Except for the repeated psst-whirr-mmm of the window air conditioner, all is still. My husband is sleeping soundly in the other room, unaware of my lumbering exit from bed. It’s 3 a.m., which means time for second dinner — or first breakfast. I’m sitting in the middle of the couch, shoveling cold Pad Thai leftovers into […]

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The 30-Minute Nap

The 30-Minute Nap

One of the most common sleep complaints I hear from parents pertains to their baby’s catnaps. “He wakes up at 30 minutes on the dot, I could set my watch by it.” “How can I get anything done in 30 minutes? Its barely enough time to take a shower and inhale a bowl of cereal!” […]

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Terrible Two’s at Nap Time

Around age two, many children start to have periods of nap regression. In fact, I went through one with my toddler just last week. It is indeed very frustrating when your norm changes so suddenly. For the past two years, I have simply bid my daughter a nap time adieu, and she was fast asleep within minutes. Last week, […]

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Cry Me a River : The Period of PURPLE Crying

As second-time parents, I thought we had the whole “fourth trimester” thing figured out. You know, the first 12 weeks of a baby’s life where they’re adjusting to life outside the womb and the period of time where you, in your sleep deprived state, are just going through the motions to keep this brand new […]

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When Naps Aren’t Working

Before having my own child, I understood only a few things about mom life. One is that there was a blissful, sacred space on the calendar each day called “nap time.” The way my mom friends spoke about it, I assumed it was something that just happened – and that babies naturally did. You can […]

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