I was listening to a friend of mine describe her daughter's schedule, and it scared me. She told me how her daughter would come home on the bus by 5:30 pm, start homework, leave for sports practice at 7 pm, return home at 8:15 pm to eat dinner and then do more homework until 10:30. She would then wake up at 5 am the next morning to finish up the rest of her homework. My friend is worried because she knows her daughter isn't getting enough…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on October 25, 2017 at 7:07am — No Comments
My son's alarm goes off at 7:35. I can hear him get up, turn the alarm off and then...silence. I know he has gone back to bed. At 8 am, I tentatively go into his room and gently wake him up. He is cranky and angry and tells me that he feels like he didn't sleep at all. I do my best to be gentle with him and coax him into the day, even though I desperately wish I could send him back to bed for a few more hours.…
Added by Lauren Markman on October 11, 2017 at 7:00am — No Comments
In my fantasy life, I would have a treadmill in the family room where we keep the television. This way, if I wanted to watch tv, I would pair it with the treadmill and get more exercise in my life as I walked to watch.
But, that fantasy hasn't come true (yet).…
Added by Lauren Markman on October 9, 2017 at 6:53am — No Comments
It was 2:33 am.
I know the time, because I bothered to look as I made my way into my son's room to nurse him. I was a different kind of tired that I had never felt before - mommy exhausted. But when I changed my son and started feeding him, and we were cuddled up on our special rocking chair, I was…
I'm going to tell you a secret:
I've mentioned before that I am a morning person, and it is true: I am usually at my best in the morning. My alarm goes off, I get out of bed and my brain starts buzzing about the day I am going to have.…
Added by Lauren Markman on March 27, 2017 at 7:05am — No Comments
I was trying to concentrate at work, when I heard it. A phlegmy cough. Then a pause. Then that cough again. Someone in my office was sick.
I admit to being guilty of this myself - going to work while sick. I have rationalized this because I think "it's just a cold," that I can "work through it" or that I…
Added by Lauren Markman on September 20, 2016 at 6:45am — No Comments
Are you tired and stressed? Do you feel overwhelmed most days from your many roles as mom and wife?
Trust in these 10 promises to give you…
Added by Rachel N on January 30, 2016 at 7:23am — No Comments
Tuesday was Elijah’s first day back to kindergarten after his winter break. It meant we all had to get back into our normal routines, readjusting from our more laid-back holiday schedule.
While we did try to get the boys to bed on time at least the few days leading up to Tuesday,…Continue
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Added by Jeana Monlux on September 18, 2015 at 1:35pm — No Comments
It seems as if many people are obsessed with sleep. They post about it on social media, talk about it with friends and colleagues, and continually dwell on it. However, when it comes time to lie down in the evening and finally attain that one thing they’ve been thinking about all day, it doesn’t happen.
Sleepless nights are a problem for millions of Americans, and the ramifications of this are staggering. The lack of sleep contributes to less productivity, decreased well-being,…Continue
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Added by Jennifer Weedon Palazzo on June 13, 2014 at 9:48am — No Comments
One of the top New Year’s Resolutions has to be along the lines of losing weight, getting fit and eating healthier. We make these resolutions with the very best of intentions but then life gets in the way. Our bosses need us to stay late at the office. The kids get sick. We stress about gathering our tax…Continue
Added by Penny Roach on February 18, 2013 at 6:51pm — No Comments
Most people think that bed rest is fun and relaxing; however, if you ask a pregnant mom who has been on bed rest for a few days they will quickly disagree with you. After a few days, most mom’s are bored out of their mind because they have already caught up on their favorite shows on the DVR and watched…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on January 29, 2013 at 5:18pm — No Comments
Bed rest can seem like a fantastic idea for a mom who is pregnant, especially, if you are in those final few weeks of pregnancy. However, bed rest is sometimes recommended during the early stages of pregnancy to prevent complications and help increase the chances of delivering a healthy…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on January 28, 2013 at 8:08pm — No Comments
This week Mommies it's National Infertility Awareness Week. There are many women that each of know that are hurting, this week reach out to them Being a Mother is a gift and all of us on Mom Bloggers know how special and miraculous it truly is. It is our duty as Women and as Mothers to be sensitive and compassionate to the plight of women who are experiencing any type of infertility.
Every year in the United States, there are 60,000,000 women in the childbearing…Continue
Added by Bed Rest Concierge on April 22, 2012 at 2:18pm — No Comments
After waking up 6 times a day ,
after drinking unbelievable milk cocktails,
after having the responsibility of dressing well and appropriate in any occasion,
Added by mom in rome on June 25, 2011 at 10:36am — No Comments
It's frustrating being sick. If you can't sleep but have to rest what do you do? For the first few hours it may be fun but after that it is just boring. How do we keep the mind busy while the body rests?
For a lucky few this isn't a problem. They are able to sleep and heal. Sleep is a struggle for many of the rest of us though and those hours in bed or on the couch get very long.
Whether you are a child or an adult there are lots of options though. Some you may not be…Continue
Added by Lori Thayer on April 4, 2011 at 10:30am — No Comments