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Kids and Sleep: Just Like Mom and Dad

Kids learn from watching what their parents do. This isn’t rocket science, but researchers have found that the adage applies to sleeping, too. According to a new study by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, the longer a parent sleeps, the longer their children will, too. Also, children slept longer when parents were more confident [...]

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Afraid of Open Windows

I could go so many ways with this blog; There are so many definitions of an open window. For instance, I could use it for a metaphor for my life except…in this case I am actually talking about my own daughter who is afraid of open windows. Glass and wood windows. Those things on every [...]

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Sometimes I work late. Really late. Like 3 or 4 a.m. late. I like writing at night. I pay for it the next day, though. Sure, I feel tired, but I am also starving. It’s like I can’t eat enough during the day. I always thought it was a coincidence, but I recently found a [...]

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Not Ready For a Bed

Little Girl has been tented since she launched herself out of the crib and broke her collar bone. Horrible, terrible experience, and one that makes me shudder to this day. A few months ago, she made a teeny, tiny hole in the mesh. Over time, the hole got larger, but it was never a danger [...]

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When Baby and Mommy are Done

We had a very long day. We started off with a family dance party and contest. We all get together, put the iPod on shuffle and dance. After breakfast — and after Big Girl came in first– we went on the boat, rafting up with seven other boats. (All the boats tie up next to [...]

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It’s been a while since I’ve written a true cool things-focused Favorite Things Friday, so I figured I’d go back to my roots. For all my new readers — and there are a bunch of you these days — Favorite Things Friday is my opportunity to write about things I have seen and liked recently. [...]

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I have two good sleepers. Both girls were sleeping through the night within a week or two. (And no, I didn’t nurse, so I know that has a lot to do with it. And yes, I got a lot of crap about not nursing. We’ll get to that in a separate post.) Today, my big [...]

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I was just browsing the New York Times online and came across a recent Really? column about sleep. (BTW: My story about neti pots pre-dated the one on the NYT’s Web site by three days. Sigh.) The gist of the story: People who sleep more are less likely to get colds. But, according to my [...]

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