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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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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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Today the Car is Our Crib

I’ll admit it. I could never understand my friends who napped their kids in the car. I put Big Girl into or on anything — a crib, a pack and play, a stroller, a bed, my shoulder, the floor– told her to nap and she napped. She once fell asleep in the middle of an [...]

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Do You Have 30 Hours of Free Time?

First off: My first two-post day! A friend just e-mailed an article to me and a few other friends. The Washington Post has a story written about some time management stats out of the University of Maryland. According to John Robinson, a researcher and time management guru, moms and dads have plenty of free time. [...]

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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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