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Migrating naps

Making plans when dealing with a baby’s nap schedule is already a challenge. Scheduling appointments weeks in advance when your wee-one’s nap schedule is continually evolving, that’s a problem. Accomplishing this task combines two themes that have popped up repeatedly in the … Continue reading

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Infant’s mother seeking father time

I’m a non-gym-membership-having mother of one who appreciates long walks on the beach (provided I don’t have to walk too far), candle-lit dinners that I can nap through, and reruns of Friends while using my breast pump. You might mistake … Continue reading

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Rollin’

I’m behind. I haven’t written in my baby journal for months (well, since the baby was born, really). I’ve missed jotting down those all-important milestones. I keep believing that I will have time later, and suddenly later arrives and I … Continue reading

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Breaking up with sleep

Dear Mr. Sandman, Since you won’t see me anymore, I’ve decided to write. I know you may not read this, but I really need to tell you some things, and this seemed to be the only way to get through. … Continue reading

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Baby’s here! What now?

The first six weeks with a newborn are a blur of sleepless nights, uncertainty and tears (yours, because he can’t produce them yet). It’s also a time of intense bonding with an amazing little person. In a nutshell, it’s like … Continue reading

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Baby’s here! What now?

The first six weeks with a newborn are a blur of sleepless nights, uncertainty and tears (yours, because he can’t produce them yet). It’s also a time of intense bonding with an amazing little person. In a nutshell, it’s like … Continue reading

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Sleep Bargaining

Fade In:  INT—HOUSE BEDROOM—DAWN Two children’s voices, separate, yet equally annoying, can be heard mumbling, talking, laughing offscreen. It then turns to crying, then screaming, then fever pitch as the paned glass windows start asking for their last rites. Pan … Continue reading

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Sleeping with my husband

Sleeping with my husband is never boring. (Sorry, Dad.) I believe this is because he’s always so on top of keeping our nighttime relationship fresh and exciting. His way of thinking hasn’t stopped even with this bowling ball-like protrusion where … Continue reading

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Philips AVENT SD535 DECT Baby Monitor

“Is it the cat or the baby?” I whisper desperately as I leap out of bed for the 47th time. My husband quietly sighs as he puts the movie on pause again. Being a new mom with a tiny baby … Continue reading

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Top sleep mistakes

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Wake-up call

At kindergarten drop off this morning, a fellow mom stopped to show me pictures on her phone. “See, I told you my niece looks just like your daughter!” she beamed. I agreed and smiled back whole-heartedly, carefully studying her friendly … Continue reading

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Sleep sets in

After many, many sleepless nights we decided to try and get Phoebe in her own crib a couple of weeks ago. As much as I love co-sleeping in the beginning (so much easier to be right there when your baby … Continue reading

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Shut-eye: Get some.

The National Sleep Foundation is raising public awareness and promoting the many health benefits of getting the proper amount of rest as we approach the upcoming Daylight Savings Time. This is the weekend our bodies are forced to adjust to … Continue reading

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5 easy ways to be heart healthy

If you think you’re too busy, too pregnant or too tired to focus on living heart healthy, then you’re not alone. New mamas and moms-to-be are often short on time and energy. The good news? You don’t have to spend … Continue reading

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Ask the experts: Solo napping

My 8-month-old baby typically goes to sleep just fine on his own at night, but won’t take a nap without me rocking him or rubbing his back until he falls asleep. I know he can go to sleep on his … Continue reading

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Bedtime for baby

Sleep. At first it seems so easy, the way your newborn conks out at the breast, or sleeps soundly despite the jagged angle his neck has formed in his car seat. How is it that just months later, sleep can … Continue reading

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