I'm Against Co-Sleeping and Don't Care What You Think

Parenting rarely works out as planned.  Everyone has an opinion. Especially in the parenting world. I get it. For some reason, when you become a parent, comments start coming your way (or you start throwing them in someone else’s direction) so fiercely that it completely consumes you. Public Domain Image via Pixabay. ...more

How To Get Your Toddler To Sleep In Their Own Bed: A Step-By-Step Guide

For those of you that Googled “how to get your toddler out of your bed,” I'm here to help.I know what you're saying right now: “I told you not to co-sleep. I told you you'd never get them out of your bed. I told you they'd be sleeping with you until they're 16.”...more

How Do I Get My Kid To Sleep in His Own Bed?

Dear Mouthy Housewives, Our son is almost 4 and still sleeps in bed with us; right there between my husband and me. It’s awful. No one's getting any good sleep, and sex is basically out of the question. How can we gently take back our bed? Signed, From the Edge of the Bed ...more
Get a huge futon on the floor so everyone sleeps calmly and find somewhere more exciting for sex ...more

The Love/Hate Relationship of Co-Sleeping

When my first daughter was born, over 10 years ago, she was born at only 33 weeks. She'd been in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) for over a month before she finally got to come home. Because of that, she'd developed the habit of waking up every 3 hours during the night for a feeding, as the hospital had required of her. I was so tired and could barely stay awake during my time in school each day (Yes, I was a teen mom. Save the drama for someone else, please.), I didn't know how I was going to get through my last few years of High School. ...more

Remembering The Family Bed

I'm a featherweight when it comes to sleeping.  The tiniest of noises will wake me from the deepest slumber.  Noisy neighbors, passing cars, ants breathing...all interrupt my sleep cycle.  I sleep with a fan blowing even in the coldest months just in hopes that the white noise will help muffle the sighs of this hundred year-old house...it works occasionally....more

Sleeping with a Toddler

No matter what, it seems to never fail lately. We all get ready for bed. We turn off the lights. We climb into bed. Baby Boy has some milk. Baby Boy twists and turns, says something, has more milk. Baby Boy sits up to look around. Baby Boy has some milk in a leaned-over seated position. Baby Boy starts tapping on one of both of us. Baby Boy starts crawling all over one or both of us."Stop!" I say....more

Confessions of an Accidental Co-Sleeper

It was a Wednesday morning, and to the casual observer I was probably just me, standing in the corner of the lunch room at work, staring blankly out the window at the sunlight twinkling on the water. But in actuality, I was manifesting a miracle....more

Let It Be; On Your Bed

During my early childhood years I grew up in a one room apartment in Kiev where I slept in my own bed while holding my mother’s hand. It was a narrow room so I could easily reach for her fingers. As my mother would attempt to release my hand without me noticing, I would quickly realize what was happening and would ask for her hand back. This arrangement remained in place until my family was granted another room and I was left alone with an open door and a light in the hallway. Clearly, our peculiar sleeping situation was dictated by our living conditions....more

From Co-Sleeping to Crib (Mostly)

I am writing this while Seeley naps in her crib. This is a big deal because, up until this week, Seeley took her naps on my lap. It's kind of embarrassing to share that; that I would literally sit and read or watch tv for an hour while Seeley slept on me. She was (and is but thankfully seems to be phasing into deeper sleep) a light sleeper and I didn't want to move her and wake her up. And I didn't mind. And then I did. Seeley is eight months old now and moving around. She's bigger and doesn't fit easily on my lap anymore....more