Tag Archive for 'sleep'

I’ve waited a few weeks, or maybe months, to share the news that at long – very long – last, we have three children who consistently sleep through the night. Little A turned 3 in June and with her newfound “big kid” status she has developed quite a competitive nature. In sum, the girl likes to […]

Someone on a mom’s internet group I’m in once said that the most challenging part of being a parent for her was no longer having control over how she spends her time and energy. While the day-to-day is filled with many micro-challenges, on the macro-level, I don’t think truer words have ever been spoken. Each […]

Explore More : March 7th

In case you didn’t see the Facebook post yesterday, Sweet Baby Olive lost her battle with AML – acute myeloid leukemia – yesterday. Olive’s mom wrote a beautiful blog post on breastfeeding Olive through her diagnosis. Maggie’s and Olive’s story touched my heart and my heart is heavy today with the news of her passing. Incidentally, […]

I hope your holidays were the right blend of fun, noise, mess and peace, warmth, and rest. Or, at the very least, you are going to be able to catch up on some rest this weekend. I had a couple of friends go through some really emotionally-trying, challenging life events over the holiday so for […]

Monday’s post was a long one, and I’m tired tonight.  So today you get a spattering of random thoughts on wellness.  Because I have a little bit to say about a lot of things but not enough to say about any one thing for a whole post. (Nor do I have the stamina to write […]

Explore More : June 21st

More hydrangea goodness from my yard.  There’s something about this time of year when my plants seem out of control, and everything is lush and full that makes me overlook the weeds and untended beds.  I love it. Speaking of things I love, I love brownies and I am on a quest for the perfect […]

Baby A turns nine months old today. That means the last full night of sleep I got was (drumroll, please) …nine months ago. All of my babies have been wakeful little sprites.  We’ve struggled with naps and nighttime.  Getting them down has always been a lot of work. [Please, no “Have you read Ferber/Ezzo/name-the-sleep-expert-who-helped-you?” comments. […]

I’ve never explained the situation in full detail, but I have made reference to a chronic pain situation that I have in my right pelvis/psoas/hip area. The MDs, physical therapists, chiropractors, acupuncturist, and movement specialists that I saw were never able to fully “diagnose” me with a single cause for my pain.  No one can […]

Saying Grace

We’ve been talking a lot about grace at our house this week.  Not the “thanking God before you eat” kind of grace, but the offering of clemency kind of grace. Here’s the deal: Baby A’s been teething which means that her already wakeful little self is waking even more.  Plus, she’s had a red, raw […]

It’s the time of year when people take to the blogosphere and social media and declare things like: “I hate New Year’s resolutions!” “Resolutions are stupid!” “Time to make another set of resolutions I won’t be keeping.” And psychologists, counselors, life coaches, and weight loss specialists take to the morning shows and pipe in with: […]