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All Blog Posts Tagged 'sleep' (140)

Mom, can you read me a bedtime word problem?

I know we've talked about math before, but we are going to talk about it again.



When my son goes to bed at night, we read books together. We used to have this deal where he would read to me and then I would read to him, but he reads now as part of his homework time after school, so he gets to relax and…

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Added by Lauren Markman on September 27, 2016 at 6:38am — No Comments

Lay me back to sleep

I am a back sleeper. I try not to be, because I am more likely to snore when I sleep on my back (sorry, honey!). So, I try to sleep on my side, but I know that at some point during the night, I will roll over to my back.…

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Added by Lauren Markman on August 31, 2016 at 7:01am — No Comments

Even babies need a bedtime

When my son was a baby he slept all the time. (Mostly while laying on me.) I remember having to wake him up to feed him and all the times he fell asleep while still breastfeeding. When I asked our doctor about all this, she asked some questions about family history and determined that everything was fine. She added that we were lucky because our son slept so well.…

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Added by Lauren Markman on August 16, 2016 at 6:42am — No Comments

Tell me how tired you are

It's the morning and your alarm has just gone off - an angry buzzing sound breaking into that peaceful murky bliss. You hit the alarm with a surprising amount of force and sit up in bed.



The problem is that you feel like you haven't slept at all and you are still tired. No, not just tired. Bone tired, where…

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Added by Lauren Markman on August 3, 2016 at 6:21am — No Comments

Getting to bed on time

It's 7:30 pm. Let the battle begin.



Let's say (for fun) that I can somehow get my son upstairs to start his bedtime routine at 7:30 pm (without the stalling, last-minute things he absolutely "has" to tell me and without any whining). Let's just say that happened. What follows is a series of check-ins. Did…

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Added by Lauren Markman on July 25, 2016 at 6:37am — No Comments

Happy Mental Health Day: What Moms Like Me Really Want for Mother’s Day

For three-hundred-sixty-five days a year, it is Mother’s Day. No sick days. No lazy Sundays. No Netflix and Chill days. I don’t want Mother’s Day. I want a Mental Health Day.

Suspend your disbelief, mothers…

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Added by MyPurseStrings on May 4, 2016 at 11:28pm — No Comments

What's your retirement plan?

I'm only in my mid-30s. I love my job and my current life, but sometimes I like to fantasize about my retirement. My current plans include my husband and I living in a cabin in the mountains somewhere where our son can come and visit us when he wants his family to enjoy some snow.…

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Added by Lauren Markman on April 1, 2016 at 6:33am — No Comments

Who had the worse night last night?

Waking up my son for school in the morning is better than the theater. There could be over-the-top goofiness and slapstick antics that is fun to watch (in small doses), or there could be the tears, accusations and casting of curses that you normally find in a Greek tragedy. Or it could be both.…

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Added by Lauren Markman on March 30, 2016 at 6:15am — No Comments

Learning to sleep well in childhood

When we brought our son home from the hospital, we decided to have him sleep his first night in his crib in his own room. We felt so wise in our decision, believing it to be important to teach our son that he sleeps in his room and we sleep in ours.



Our son, however, decided to start cluster feeding, so I was up with him all night, holding him. …



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Added by Lauren Markman on March 23, 2016 at 6:16am — No Comments

Another reason why my son isn't listening to me

My son and I have a deal to help him get through his school morning routine: If my little bear completes his tasks early (dressed, teeth and hair brushed) then he is allowed to play on his iPad. This gives me enough time to make his lunch and do my hair and make-up.…

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Added by Lauren Markman on March 21, 2016 at 6:28am — No Comments

Measuring a life makes it less enjoyable

I've just woken up my son for school. He looks at me with blurry eyes and his hair is sticking out in every direction. He even still smells like sleep; to me, he is perfection. He yawns and asks me if I ran that morning. I confirm that I did and he immediately taps my fitbit to congratulate me on all my dots.…



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Added by Lauren Markman on March 14, 2016 at 6:46am — No Comments

My Love-Hate Relationship with Breastfeeding (on demand)

O.K., I admit it, sometimes I HATE breastfeeding. There, I said it. At three a.m. when I am awakened for the third time by my sweet eleven month old nuzzling up against my shirt and crying, I have to say that I have bottle-feeding baby envy. I want nothing more than to hand my baby over to my soundly…

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Added by MamaMadHatter on February 26, 2016 at 9:13am — No Comments

Sharing a nap with Fido

When our cat was alive, she used to sleep in bed with us at night. I could count on her to nudge me in the middle of the night if I was snoring, crawl up next to me when she was having a bad dream and gently paw at me when she wanted me to wake up and feed her.…

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Added by Lauren Markman on February 26, 2016 at 6:18am — No Comments

3 Things to Remember as a Sleep Deprived Mom



Cries echo loudly off the dark walls.

As the world snores, I stumble out of bed, sleep clouding my eyes. After a diaper change and an hour of nursing, I'm certain that I'll be able to get a little more sleep. It's in that instant that my 10-month-old…

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Added by Savannah Noe on February 12, 2016 at 2:23am — 1 Comment

Please don't yawn in front of me

Full disclosure: I just yawned while typing that title.



Here's the thing: I am very susceptible to yawning. If I see someone yawn in front of me, I am going to yawn back at them. And when I do, I really hope that they are not also susceptible to yawning, otherwise we have entered a very dangerous yawning…

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Added by Lauren Markman on February 10, 2016 at 6:00am — No Comments

Funny Web Series for Moms | New SLUMMY MUMMY! | “Firemen”

At long last, it’s a new episode of our award-winning funny web series for moms, SLUMMY MUMMY. What happens when Jen’s baby finallysleeps through the night?

Funny Web Series for Moms |SLUMMY MUMMY Epsiode 6 | Firemen…

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Added by Jennifer Weedon Palazzo on January 21, 2016 at 8:00pm — No Comments

My Mother never slept

When I was a teenager, I was convinced that my Mother didn't sleep. She was a single Mom with a restaurant job that required long hours. And on the nights that she worked a close shift followed by an open shift, I am pretty sure that she only got about four hours of sleep (at best).…

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Added by Lauren Markman on January 15, 2016 at 6:16am — No Comments

Go the eff to sleep--nighttime shenanigans.

Sleep is magical, refreshing, blissful, and--well, I don't quite remember because it's been so long since I've gotten first hand experience. Stick a fork in me I'm done. I can't...I just...sigh. Here's a complimentary backstage pass for a look into the goings on at the Repiscak abode, specifically at bedtime. Liam is sleeping like a normal 5 month old baby would, or at least, what I consider to be normal. What's that like you ask? Bed around 8pm, awake a few hours later,…

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Added by Kelly Repiscak on December 22, 2015 at 10:57am — No Comments

Everything I know is wrong

I have tried standing more during the day. Because I once read that sitting too much was bad for my health. I tried standing more at home, at work and when I went outside to play with my son. I stood. But, it turns out that I didn't need to.



Another study has just declared that…

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Added by Lauren Markman on December 4, 2015 at 6:17am — 4 Comments

We are Co-Sleepers...Sometimes

Originally posted at www.justplayinghouse.com.

It's become very obvious that I've given up all claim to my own room. To be honest, I'm questioning why we need a house with more than 1-bedroom! We are not co-sleepers. We don't even set out to sleep in the same room. It just sort of happens, mostly in the middle of the night.

I've gotten so I have left 2 little blanket beds on the floor already made up. These are for…

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Added by Emily Graham on October 15, 2015 at 11:30am — No Comments

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