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Sleep Regression: Frequently Asked Questions

Posted by on Dec 10, 2010 in Sleep Tips | 2 comments

Over a year ago I wrote a post about Little Miss’ bout of sleep regression. Since then it has become the highest searched topic on my blog. Due to its popularity, I decided to write up a list of frequently asked questions as a better way to explain the term sleep regression. What is sleep regression? Basically, sleep regression is when your baby or toddler’s sleeping pattern becomes worse despite a normal bedtime routine. A baby who has been sleeping through the night for weeks might begin waking up multiple times per night or show a general distaste for bedtime. So if nothing has changed drastically in the past week and your once good sleeper is waking up at night, he or she is probably experiencing a sleep regression. When does it happen? Sleep regressions tend to happen at...

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5 Awesome Lies Parents Tell Their Children

Posted by on Dec 8, 2010 in Parenting Tips | 12 comments

Parents lie to kids all the time without even a hint of thought. Sometimes it just comes naturally. Santa Claus, Easter Bunny, Tooth Fairy, the list goes on. Is this okay? Are we turning our kids to be skeptical human beings sent into a downward spiral of questioning their own reality? I say hell no! The white lies parents tell their children is what makes childhood an innocent, mythical time of our lives! Imagine growing up without flying reindeer, without leprechauns, without chocolate egg laying bunnies. The horror! I’m not promoting shielding kids from everything negative. But there comes a time when a myth, fib, or lie is better than the truth. And what the hell, after the shitty diapers and late night crying we deserve to have fun. 5 Awesome Lies Parents Tell Their Children While in the...

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