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A Monster in My Bed

I think I may have recently made a really big parenting mistake. It doesn’t seem like there is any turning back now. I’m pretty sure I’ve created a monster. A monster… in my bed. (This was taken months ago… He must have been planning it all along.) It’s amazing how quickly it happens, too. Google…
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If I don’t get sleep soon…

If I don’t get sleep soon, I may do something crazy, like set my house on fire. You do not consider being up on and off all night as part of life with a 2 year old. At two, the boys let me sleep all night. Belly… Yeah, not so much. We’re up and down…
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How I Got My Toddler to Fall Asleep Alone

If you remember many months ago I was writing out my co-sleeping woes. I had a toddler who slept with me most of the night.  I was pregnant and needed space, plus I knew a new baby was going to be bedsharing with us so I wanted to get the toddler into his own bed….
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You Can Lead A Horse….

Just a disclaimer to all those who are preggo or have infants–Troy is not the normal so don’t let this scare you at all. Troy’s sleep has been an issue with me since birth. He was the child that didn’t sleep through the night consistently until age 3. He has always been an early riser–I…
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Sleep

Emersyn has always been a relatively good sleeper at night – I’ve not had any particularly hard nights with her, usually she is up & back in bed & asleep within 20-30 minutes. She usually starts with a 5-7 hour sleep, and then is awake every 3 hours.. BUT, the thing is – her 5-7…
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The Curse of the Early Riser

If you are blessed with children who actually let themselves sleep, I am sticking my tongue out at you right now. If you have the curse of the early riser, you will know exactly where I am coming from. This has to be one of the most annoying things to deal with as a parent,…
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And so it begins

I finished reading Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child this morning and decided to jump right into a plan to help my son’s sleep issues. I actually tried to let him CIO (cry it out) a few times last night, but I was home alone and did not succeed. The maximum amount of time I allowed…
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It’s all about patience & hard work!

Thanks to our local library, I now have a copy of “The Sleep Bible” in my hands! A friend highly recommended I read Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child by Dr. Marc Weissbluth in hopes that I will find a solution to our sleep issues. Now, to find the time to read all 457 pages as…
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