All Blog Posts Tagged 'sleep' (99)

Things I've Learned This Week

I apologize for being MIA on here lately, but unfortunately, my father had a bad stroke and was hospitalized.  It's been pretty horrific to say the least, but rest assured, I HAVE been keeping a mental list of wacky things I've learned.  And here they are:

** The…

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Added by Jennifer Marshall on February 15, 2013 at 10:36am — No Comments

Freaky Furby

You know how you had that one toy in your bedroom as a kid that kinda creeped you out once your parents turned out the lights and tucked you in for the night?  Mine was a clown who I swear glared at me from his perch high up on my bookcase.  (Special thanks to Poltergeist for that little childhood fear.)  But now that I'm an adult (allegedly anyway), my daughter has…

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Added by Jennifer Marshall on January 24, 2013 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

Things I've Learned This Week

** Much to my surprise, the New Year's Day puker turned out to be neither my husband nor me, but rather, my daughter.

** There's just never enough sleep to go around.

** An overnight getaway would be cheaper than taking three kids to the movies.

** My son's decided to Gangnam Style his way throughout the day, all day, every…

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Added by Jennifer Marshall on January 4, 2013 at 5:17pm — No Comments

The Apocalyptic Morning Meltdown

It's never ever easy to be a parent, but man, some days are just harder than others, aren't they?  And when you're dealing with an overtired child, you're pretty much fighting an unbeatable battle, like a kitten trying to hold its own against a wolverine.  Yep, this is exactly how my week began yesterday (as if Mondays weren't bad enough already!)

It had been…

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Added by Jennifer Marshall on October 16, 2012 at 12:10pm — No Comments

Sleep? Who Needs It?... And What Day is it Again??

Pregnancy is not kind on the sleep cycle. Neither is a two year old child. So the combination of being pregnant and having a toddler has translated into my averaging about 4.5 hours of sleep a night, as of late.  I’ve heard lots of conventional wisdom about establishing an evening routine as a family, so that everyone can get some much needed rest.…

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Added by Dvora Koelling on October 4, 2012 at 7:53pm — No Comments

Things I've Learned This Week

** Parking garages continue to both piss me off and freak me out.

** Men are by far THE biggest babies when they're sick.

** Taking a shower is really just a whole lotta work.

** My house looks like we had a major party here.  Which would be awesome if we'd had a major party here.

** Auto-pilot is a…

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Added by Jennifer Marshall on September 28, 2012 at 2:08pm — No Comments

Things I've Learned This Week

** My allergies are acting crazier than Dina Lohan lately.

** Sand in my toes = good.  Sand in my teeth = not so good.

** Processing a thought in this…

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Added by Jennifer Marshall on September 21, 2012 at 11:05am — No Comments

Can I Trade Dreams With You?

 

So last night I had another one of my crazy pants pregnancy dream nights, where I basically felt submerged in a David Lynchian world for the eight hours I was in bed. Now normally, I wouldn’t mind being stuck in a wonder world of red velvet curtains and ambient noise-music, but the dreams I was…

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Added by Dvora Koelling on July 19, 2012 at 4:50pm — No Comments

Things I've Learned This Week

** Octomom doing porn is the same as an old man doing naked jumping jacks — NOBODYwants to see that shit!!!!!

** Hearing your kids tell you that you’re beautiful is one of the greatest perks of parenting.

** Morgan Freeman…

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Added by Jennifer Marshall on June 22, 2012 at 2:41pm — No Comments

Guilt Free Bedtime Routine



 

Let me start out by saying that I'm in no way claiming to be super mom or that I have it all together because I don't.

I have however, found an idea that works for our bedtime routine. I thought it might be helpful for other parents who also struggle with the challenge of wanting to end your…

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Added by Adventure Mom on June 7, 2012 at 3:39pm — No Comments

Things I've Learned This Week

** Bras and humidity go together about as well as politicians and honesty.

** 7:30 AM is way too early for drama.

** It wouldn't surprise me in the least if my kids' heads spun around while they spit green pea soup at me.

** Spring baseball in Chicago can suck it.

** My imaginary housekeeper seems to have gone…

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Added by Jennifer Marshall on May 4, 2012 at 10:45am — No Comments

Things I've Learned This Week

** It honestly wouldn't surprise me if I pulled a piece of Easter grass out of my ass at this point since that crap seems to be EVERYWHERE!!!!

** If you're a complete and total bitch, you should probably think twice about being a customer service rep.  Just sayin'.

** Motherhood is totally interfering with my "Fifty Shades of Grey"…

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Added by Jennifer Marshall on April 13, 2012 at 11:36am — No Comments

A Peaceful Equation

Bedtime with my twinks continues to reach an all-time low around here.  Every flippin' night I threaten to sell 'em off in a 2-for-1 special at a garage sale.  Cause seriously, why did I have to be the one to give birth to the sleepless wonder twins?  I say it's high time I open up a can of 'Serious As A Heart Attack' and take back my nightly mother effin' me-time.  So, here's the equation that I hereby propose:…

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Added by Jennifer Marshall on March 7, 2012 at 10:55am — No Comments

GETTING BABY TO SLEEP THROUGH THE NIGHT

I remember the days and nights well.  My baby would not sleep.  Oh, let me clarify.  He would sleep but for about 3 hours at a time.   That meant right when mama was about to drift to that happy place of deep restore-my-sanity sleep, baby would start crying.   I made a promise after I got through that phase I would do whatever I could to help other new parents.  Hence, my new blog http://parentsdesk.com was created. 

This week I'm starting a…

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Added by ParentsDesk on February 17, 2012 at 10:42pm — No Comments

Freaking Out About Co-Sleeping

In case you’re wondering why I look a little taller today, it’s because I’m standing on my mommy soap box. Check out Mommy DIY if you don’t want to read my statement, otherwise, read on.

I want to be a good mom, I really do, but I have no idea what I am doing! While I was pregnant I studied parenting literature, questioned other moms, and prepared myself for baby. Lately, people just tell me what to do when I’m…

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Added by Jennifer Stauffer on February 2, 2012 at 3:52pm — No Comments

Things I've Learned This Week

** Your cabin fever's reached Code Red when you're jealous of the squirrels outside breathing in all that fresh, freezing cold air.

** Trying to work a crossword puzzle when you're tired just makes you feel stupid.  And tired.

** I've washed my hands so many times over the past few days that I may no longer have fingerprints.

**…

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Added by Jennifer Marshall on January 27, 2012 at 10:32am — No Comments

Top 10 Baby Myths

By: Jennifer S.

Mommy Huh

I was the first of my family and friends to have a baby last year during the baby boom. Cousins were pregnant, co-workers were pregnant, friends were pregnant, even famous people who are significantly older than me were pregnant. I began to suspect babies aren’t really made the way my mother told me. I think sometimes you can get pregnant from drinking water.…

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Added by Jennifer Stauffer on January 26, 2012 at 11:59am — No Comments

The Evolution of Sleep Deprivation

Lately, I've been thinking a lot about the dreadful toll motherhood has taken on my sleeping patterns.  Little by little, I'm starting to realize that this sleep deprivation shit is just a never-ending, vicious cycle that nobody ever REALLY tells you about.  Evidently, it never really goes away but just presents itself in different forms along the way, starting from the time…

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Added by Jennifer Marshall on January 25, 2012 at 10:17am — No Comments

The Toy-Which-Must-Not-Be-Named

My son doesn’t have a Jack-in-the-box. Excuse me while I pause and breathe a sigh of relief.

But what does alarm me are the toys that play music, light up, or have some other battery operated function… especially at 3 am.

If you’re a mom it’s not hard to imagine that 3 am wake-up call from your child. You hear a small sound coming from the baby monitor and hope it doesn’t become a bigger more upset sound. But the moans and groans become a cry and you accept your fate (if you…

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Added by Jennifer Stauffer on January 14, 2012 at 7:10pm — No Comments

Do you take sleeping pills?

I record Judge Judy, because she rocks and I always get the last 3-4 minutes of…

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Added by Tawna Richard on December 6, 2011 at 5:30pm — No Comments

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