Over the past three years, I have found that my kids do best at bedtime if we follow the same routine each day. That isn't to say that we never vary from our routine, but I try not to when possible. It took quite a while to develop a routine that worked for us. When … Continue reading How to Develop a Nightly Routine and Make Bedtime Easier
My father-in-law had hernia surgery yesterday, so I have been home alone with the two kids yesterday and today so that he could have a few calm and quiet days to rest and recover. Yesterday went relatively well and was uneventful, other than the fact that the kids both refused to take an afternoon nap … Continue reading A Day in Crazy Town
Don't eat supper because "it is disgusting!" And cry because you want icecream. Refuse help dressing in pajamas, then try to put them on upside down and get angry when it won't work. Insist you don't have to go pee before bed. Brush your teeth and immediately ask for a snack. Look for the one … Continue reading How to Drive Mom Crazy in 10 Easy Steps: The Nighttime Edition
At home, my daughter is a catnapper. She may fall asleep nursing or drinking a bottle but if you attempt to lay her in her crib or Pack ‘N Play she will only sleep for about fifteen minutes. At daycare, she will take three naps a day and will sleep in the Pack ‘N Play … Continue reading Bye Bye, Swing. Will She Ever Take a Good Nap for Me Again?