Better Sleep and Other Health Predictions for 2014

This past year was filled with health highs and lows -- from Michelle Obama reminding us about that simple idea of drinking more water to the whooping cough outbreak in Texas. We're looking ahead to see what will be hot this upcoming year in regards to your health. ...more
I go to bed around 8:30 at least a couple nights a week and agree that it makes a huge difference!more

Bedtime: A Drama Performed in Three Acts

Act 1: In which my son gets clean ...more
With our first son, we had an extensive bedtime routine that involved rocking him to sleep every ...more

Happy Birthday To My 16 Year Old Son

10 years old...more

Your Health and the Holidays: How to Reduce Stress, Enjoy the Parties, and Have a Happy New Year

The holidays are stressful. Yes, they're a lot of fun too, but it's too easy to forget to take care of yourself when you're running around from party to party or fretting about wrapping gifts. This means that tiny problems can snowball into bigger issues when it comes to your health. In order to get the most out of this holiday season without getting yourself rundown and sick, we've compiled these ideas to keep you healthy and happy. ...more

More than ironic...

Ironic. It is 2 a.m. and I am awake. This after blogging just yesterday (actually, just hours ago) about doing more with less time -- because my brain had started sleeping through the night, making my days shorter. (I actually was lamenting my sleeping through the night. What was I thinking?!) I got up a little after 2, figured it was too early to really be up, and so ate a bowl of Raisin Bran, followed by a short glass of prune juice -- because if I am old enough to awaken naturally at 2 a.m....more
roseredstories Thanks! :) At least Christmas break is coming... that should perk me up!more

Eat Better, Sleep Better

    You know what a difference it makes when you’re well rested. How much sleep you get can make or break your day and also your health. However, sometimes no matter how early you hit the hay, getting a restful sleep can be tough, especially as you age. There have been times when healthy sleep eluded me, but luckily I’ve learned a few things about how to sleep well through simple changes in my diet, and now I’m happy to say that it is rare that I don’t catch a solid night of peaceful sleep....more

I Will Sleep When I Am Dead

I Will Sleep When I Am DeadNovember 18, 2013 by Zoie at TouchstoneZ ...more

Don't co-sleep (with your husband)

We've all seen those old television sitcoms (or at the very least, Fred and Wilma Flintstone) where the husband and wife are sleeping in separate beds. This mostly had to do with The Production Code of 1930 (also known also as the Hays Code), which, among other things, forbid showing a married couple with a double bed. Here's a link if you would like to learn more. But maybe they had the right idea....more

#NaBloPoMo Day 21: The Night Owl(s)

I do not exactly know when it happened. I assume that I was just born this way. I am a night owl. I can not say that I do not get tired late at night, but most of my awesome ideas, best work with things like writing and visual arts seem to happen between the hours of eleven (pm) and three (am). I can not remember a time that this was not true....more

Chewing Coffee Grounds

My Facebook status update today read:  I’m just going to start chewing coffee grounds....more