What happens when you only communicate with
early-verbal humans? My husband’s new gig means he keeps coming home with VIP tickets to all sorts of events. Last month it was the Open air Cinema in Sydney and this month Enlighten in Canberra. Three years ago I would have been ecstatic, and… Continue
Added by Nicole on March 29, 2011 at 5:57am —
Perchance? Fat chance. Sleep is not happening in my household.
The fantasy of a good night's sleep is a distant memory as I consider keeping my eyelids open with toothpicks. Yea, it's that bad.
On a recent work night, I had the honour of being woken up at 1:24am, 3:27am, 4:17am and 5:20am respectively. The last occurrence was the one where I threw in the proverbial towel, made myself a huge pot of coffee and jumped in a steaming shower with hopes that … Continue
Added by Samantha Kemp-Jackson on March 5, 2011 at 12:35am —
I love this show:
Image courtesy of The Food Network
These two are by far two of my long-running, all-time favourites:… Continue
Added by Samantha Kemp-Jackson on March 5, 2011 at 12:29am —
I do enjoy my workouts… the second they are over. Granted, there is a definite sense of pride and “I did good for my body today” feeling that follows a good workout. But somehow, that sense of achievement holds no reserve to motivate me for any subsequent workout. I’m on my own. Left to my own device, I would probably never exercise. And really, I only workout because I have to. I wish that I were one of those that could get lost in the endorphin…
Added by The Succulent Wife on February 24, 2011 at 1:12pm —
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I've told pretty much everyone in the free world, but FYI, Aidan is teething. However, this child has been teething FOREVER. Or so it feels like. We're pretty convinced that the top two teeth are going to come in right about at the same time because we can see the whites just behind the gum. We've been able to see them for weeks and weeks. Continue
Every night when I put him to bed I say "I think they're…
Added by Lauren Blackford (LaurDoone) on February 16, 2011 at 7:00pm —
An article on the Access Hollywood Web site recently got my attention: "Mayim Bialik Talks Unconventional Parenting." I was interested first of all because it was about Blossom. Can you believe that show was 20 years ago? Will that poor girl ever NOT be Blossom??
Second of all, it was about "unconventional parenting," and I had to read it because I was sure… Continue
Added by Momniscient on December 15, 2010 at 9:54pm —
I woke up this morning having had a nightmare right before I woke up. Not the zombies chasing me, end of the world apocalypse type of nightmare, but the type where you wake up thinking, 'Great, like I needed *that* on my mind.'…
Added by Morgan M on December 7, 2010 at 1:44pm —
Tonight as I put my 3 year old to bed, I realized that I do not have to rock him to sleep anymore. How did that happen smoothly?! As I finished my little happy dance, I was overcome with a bitter sweet…
Added by Shawna Boyer on November 11, 2010 at 9:26pm —
To all the mom's who love their sleep and will do anything to get it. Join this blog and tell your stories about how you do it.
Added by Deborah Pedrick on November 4, 2010 at 12:30pm —
There seems to be a number of contributing factors to the obesity epidemic our nation is facing. Some of these include excessive caloric intake, decreased physical activity and cultural influences. Now some researchers are investigating whether sleep deprivation may contribute to obesity.
Research presented at the International AC21 Research Festival points out that short sleep duration may lead to obesity through an increase of appetite via hormonal changes caused by the sleep… Continue
Added by Joanna Dolgoff, MD on October 16, 2010 at 7:30am —
I've only been part of this group for about a week. I'd like to make more friends and follow more blogs. I' a retired teacher, dancer, freelance writer, and a children's picture book author. i offer a free monthly newsletter, Movement and Rhythm.
IT HAS MOVEMENT EXPLORATION, GAMES, SONGS, POEMS, ACTIVITIES, AUTHOR INTERVIEWS, CHILDREN'S BOOK REVIEWS, AND MUCH MORE. If you want to write books there are a couple of giveaways to get you started.… Continue
Added by kathy stemke on October 14, 2010 at 5:42pm —
There are very few of us on Planet Autism who have escaped "… Continue
Added by Jean Carroll on October 5, 2010 at 4:29am —
After a weekend filled with MUCH earlier starts to my mornings than I can truly handle, I was reminded, once again, of the power of getting a good night's sleep. I can function with 7 but much prefer 8 hours of sleep a night, which is a more elusive target to hit, since I became a mom. Those nights of a couple blocks of 2-3…
Added by Keri Pugh on October 4, 2010 at 12:53pm —
Added by Cynthia ~ The Girlz Korner on September 18, 2010 at 2:53pm —
Things “They” Never Tell You…
As I make my way through the minefield of parenting, I have come to realize that there are far too many things no one ever bothers to tell you…BEFORE you have kids. It’s highly possible that these secrets are so closely guarded as to ensure the survival of the species. Whether or not these secrets would have changed my mind on… Continue
Added by Tracy Warner on June 24, 2010 at 3:31am —
The best sleep I’ve ever experienced has happened at church. It was delicious. All warm and cozy. I was out as soon as my head hit the mini-van headrest. No, I wasn’t at a drive-in church. Do they have those? If not, I’m telling you that is a good idea. I was in the church parking lot which I have found makes an optimum place to nap.… Continue
Added by Nan Martin on June 12, 2010 at 11:15am —
Weight loss and sleep have a relation to one another and believe it or not the impact sleep loss has on your weight loss success is massive.
Within a weeks time many people will be, if they aren't already, trying to get rid of the extra pounds they put on over the holidays. They may also find themselves desperate to catch up on sleep due to the demanding parties, gatherings, social events, and fundraisers we find ourselves involved in over the holiday season.
It is… Continue
Added by Michel Jayne Bigardi on January 7, 2010 at 3:25am —
Original Posting at NewlyParents.com
It's a battle that is fought every night by every couple in the world on some level. Some battles are more fierce than others. Some end in bloodshed while others end in complete tyrannical takeover. The people that used to occupy a space are ousted from their homes and forced to seek refuge somewhere else (usually the couch). Adding a twist… Continue
Added by Newly Parents on November 5, 2009 at 10:00pm —
That’s right: I cosleep with my baby. It is not something I do because I’m too lazy or inept to make him sleep on his own, or because I have some unhealthy need to make him overly dependent on me, or because I am simply too stupid to know better. It was not a “bad habit” that we formed. It is a conscious decision that I made based on research and what felt right for us.
This is a topic that has come up a lot for me recently. There’s been discussions with fellow co-sleepers about… Continue
Added by Rachel Rene on September 22, 2009 at 5:48pm —
I wanted to write a great post tonight. Ideas ran through my head all day…and kept on running right out of my head. I’m suffering from exhaustion, completely. Two nights of minimal sleep and booked solid days. Add PMS to that mix. You get the picture…..and it’s not a pretty one.
I’m sitting here now on this very comfy chaise sofa, feet stetched out in front of me. Puppy laying against me. Everyone here is asleep. No television on. The window rattling snoring my husband serenades me… Continue
Added by Nancy on July 21, 2009 at 10:50pm —