A Game of Musical Beds: Nighttime Parenting Fun

Last night everyone in the house was grumpy. I had a headache, my husband was tired, my son had sore gums, and my daughter didn't have a nap after preschool. I made the executive decision that everyone was going to bed early after dinner. What I didn't know is that we were going to play … Continue reading A Game of Musical Beds: Nighttime Parenting Fun

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Guest Post: 14 Things I Love About Being a Single Mom

Today I have a guest post for you by Amanda from The Philosophy Mom. Amanda is the mother to three cute kids, Jack, Tyler, and Elise. As she says on her blog, "I’m Amanda. I live in northeast Ohio (ironically called “The Heart of it All”). I have three kiddos, no husband, one dog, one … Continue reading Guest Post: 14 Things I Love About Being a Single Mom

Transitioning to a Big Kid Bed

Saturday we took the step to transition Abby from her crib to a twin bed.  It was necessary to change because while she still fit in the crib and never (to my knowledge) tried to climb out, she was getting big enough to be too heavy for me to lift over the crib rail and … Continue reading Transitioning to a Big Kid Bed

Acrobatic Sleeping and a Long Night

Yesterday we drove an hour from home to see friends we hadn't seen in over a year.  Abby enjoyed herself and enjoyed running around all wild and crazy, having a new audience to show off for.  The kids enjoyed showing her their cat and rabbit and horses.   We spent the night at my in-laws' … Continue reading Acrobatic Sleeping and a Long Night

Sleep Training

Four nights ago I made my mind up that it was time to start sleep training.  I have to admit that I came to this decision in the middle of a pity party for one.  I was somewhat reclining on the couch with a squirming, half asleep baby rolling around on top of me trying … Continue reading Sleep Training

Morning Cuddles

My little stinker did not want to sleep alone all day yesterday or last night. Twice I tried to get her to nap alone and had so much screaming and tears.  When it came time for bed she woke up and was very upset each of the six times I tried to get her to … Continue reading Morning Cuddles

I Need to Get Her to Sleep Alone… But I Don’t Know How

It is a problem I have helped create.  I don't know how to fix it.  I posted a while back that Abby had slept in her own bedroom.  Prior to this she had been sleeping in our bedroom in the Pack and Play.  I thought we were finally getting her established sleeping in her crib … Continue reading I Need to Get Her to Sleep Alone… But I Don’t Know How

Baby Love and Nighttime Cuddles

I just want to sleeeeeeeeep Abby doesn’t sleep very well yet; I wake up with her multiple times a night.  Sometimes she wants to eat, sometimes it is a dirty diaper, other times she just wants cuddles.  I hate to say it but sometimes about the fifth or sixth time I start to get a … Continue reading Baby Love and Nighttime Cuddles