O.K., I admit it, sometimes I HATE breastfeeding. There, I said it. At three a.m. when I am awakened for the third time by my sweet eleven month old nuzzling up against my shirt and crying, I have to say that I have bottle-feeding baby envy. I want nothing more than to hand my baby over to my soundly…Continue
Added by MamaMadHatter on February 26, 2016 at 9:13am — No Comments
When our cat was alive, she used to sleep in bed with us at night. I could count on her to nudge me in the middle of the night if I was snoring, crawl up next to me when she was having a bad dream and gently paw at me when she wanted me to wake up and feed her.…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on February 26, 2016 at 6:18am — No Comments
Cries echo loudly off the dark walls.
As the world snores, I stumble out of bed, sleep clouding my eyes. After a diaper change and an hour of nursing, I'm certain that I'll be able to get a little more sleep. It's in that instant that my 10-month-old…
Full disclosure: I just yawned while typing that title.
Here's the thing: I am very susceptible to yawning. If I see someone yawn in front of me, I am going to yawn back at them. And when I do, I really hope that they are not also susceptible to yawning, otherwise we have entered a very dangerous yawning…
Added by Lauren Markman on February 10, 2016 at 6:00am — No Comments
Added by Jennifer Weedon Palazzo on January 21, 2016 at 8:00pm — No Comments
When I was a teenager, I was convinced that my Mother didn't sleep. She was a single Mom with a restaurant job that required long hours. And on the nights that she worked a close shift followed by an open shift, I am pretty sure that she only got about four hours of sleep (at best).…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on January 15, 2016 at 6:16am — No Comments
Sleep is magical, refreshing, blissful, and--well, I don't quite remember because it's been so long since I've gotten first hand experience. Stick a fork in me I'm done. I can't...I just...sigh. Here's a complimentary backstage pass for a look into the goings on at the Repiscak abode, specifically at bedtime. Liam is sleeping like a normal 5 month old baby would, or at least, what I consider to be normal. What's that like you ask? Bed around 8pm, awake a few hours later,…Continue
Added by Kelly Repiscak on December 22, 2015 at 10:57am — No Comments
I have tried standing more during the day. Because I once read that sitting too much was bad for my health. I tried standing more at home, at work and when I went outside to play with my son. I stood. But, it turns out that I didn't need to.
Another study has just declared that…
Originally posted at www.justplayinghouse.com.
It's become very obvious that I've given up all claim to my own room. To be honest, I'm questioning why we need a house with more than 1-bedroom! We are not co-sleepers. We don't even set out to sleep in the same room. It just sort of happens, mostly in the middle of the night.
I've gotten so I have left 2 little blanket beds on the floor already made up. These are for…Continue
Added by Emily Graham on October 15, 2015 at 11:30am — No Comments
As of today, I am very lucky with my son's bedtime routine. He and I snuggle up in his bed and read books together (he reads me one and I read him three). Then there are hugs and kisses and then the light goes off. He very rarely leaves the bedroom.…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on October 2, 2015 at 6:27am — No Comments
Five mornings a week I have the same conversation with my son involving the reality of it being morning (despite the lack of sunlight) and how he will need to depart the happy warmth of his bed and zombie-walk his way to the bathroom to get ready for school. My cheerful morning greetings are met with dreariness and drudgery.…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on September 25, 2015 at 6:29am — No Comments
I am typing this post three hours before my bedtime. I normally do not work on blog posts at night (I write the majority of them in the mornings on the weekends), but it has been a busy weekend, so I am writing this one a few hours before I go to sleep. It is a Monday post, but that is not the deadline that I have in mind. My deadline is actually to be done with my computer an hour before my bedtime.…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on August 31, 2015 at 6:35am — No Comments
When you find out your pregnant you start to imagine what your baby will look like, who your baby will take after and what their personality will be like. I would fantasize about the happy times me and my baby would have on maternity leave. The first Christmas we would have together, the time off spent with daddy, going out for walks with the…Continue
Added by Lisa on July 21, 2015 at 3:48pm — No Comments
Are you sleeping well? Can’t fall asleep until you count up to 1000 or even more? Before you start looking for some health disorders and taking pills, make sure the things you do before going to bed aren’t harmful to your night’s rest.
Here is what you are likely to be doing before sleep and…Continue
Added by Eleni on July 15, 2015 at 12:27pm — No Comments
Added by Shahana Shafiuddin on July 3, 2015 at 6:25pm — No Comments
Sleep is a physiological state, it is vitally important for the normal functioning of humans’ organisms. People, who sleep the same number of hours at night, live longer than those whose duration of sleep always changes. Capacity for work, well-being and health depend on proper sleep organization.
Added by Stacy Green on July 2, 2015 at 10:43am — No Comments
All mothers know there are two definitions of the phrase "baby fat." The first definition describes the extra roll of fat that clings to babies and is absolutely adorable. The second definition refers to those extra pounds that cling to a woman's body after she has the baby (and is considered much less adorable). Mothers usually blame their baby for their weight gain, and then try their luck at getting rid of it.…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on June 19, 2015 at 6:29am — No Comments
Bedtime Stories are imaginary worlds where the impossible becomes possible, the fun never stops and the endings are as happy as you can imagine. A bedtime story is a traditional form of storytelling, where a story is told to a child at bedtime to prepare the child for sleep. More importantly, bedtime storytelling helps kids bond with their parents and guardians.
Research shows that when dads or moms read bedtime stories, their kids do better at school. Bedtime stories encourage speech…Continue
It's 10 pm; the house is quiet. I double-check the locks on all the doors and go room-by-room, turning off the lights. The dishwasher is humming, the cat is following me, and there is a slight glow at the top of the stairs from our hallway nightlight. I slowly push back the door to my son's room to check on him. (I cherish the way he looks in slumber with one hand up by his face and an arm wrapped around his favorite stuffed animal.) I…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on April 1, 2015 at 6:32am — No Comments