There’s Nothing Natural About Motherhood

Self-preservation. It’s the law of nature. All life strives to preserve itself – to do what is in its own best interest, all life that is, except for mothers. Motherhood sucks. You’re the last to eat, if you get to eat at all. You’re thoroughly sleep-deprived. You’ve sacrificed your body, which now feels like a rotting peach and looks like a melted candle....more

G. stands for GIRL

i was like, so thinking that i would end-up with the post partum ...more

Sleep should be on Your List of Resolutions

It is a new year and with it people are making all resolutions to improve their health and daily life.  This may be the one aspect of a healthy lifestyle that is overlooked.  There is new research every day that shows how sleep affects your health.  It is also known that sleep deprivation can contribute to weight gain, diabetes, high blood pressure, memory loss and increase in pain.   ...more

A Bedtime Story

It took a long time to be able to get Miss M to go to sleep on her own. As in, she's almost 5 and only now can I say goodnight, give her a kiss, and leave knowing she'll be out in a few minutes. Actually, if I give in and stay to hum or snuggle that's when she stays awake. ...more

Sleep Deprivation, Sleep Disorders: Is It Time to See a Specialist?

Last week, I wrote about my sleep troubles, and how I hope to overcome them by the end of the summer. In that post, I shared a number of tips I'm planning on trying. I hope they'll help me (and anyone else suffering with sleep deprivation) to get more sleep. ...more

Hi Michelle. It can't hurt to follow-up with a sleep specialist. I think when we have chronic ...more

Is Sleep a Feminist Issue?

After recapping (to the best of my ability) feminism in the aughts, I am now focused on what I'd like to see happen in the new decade we are in. ...more

I don't think that this post discriminates between women with jobs outside the house and ...more

Shutting your brain off for a good night sleep

How many of you lay awake at night, tossing and turning, unable to sleep? How many of you flip flop around like a fish out of water, and check that clock… 1:17Am, 3:27Am, 4:49Am, 6:30AM…..BEEP BEEP BEEP. Your alarm is ringing, time to wake up!! I am getting tired just writing about it! ...more

Sleepless in Cleveland

Remember how excited my hubby and I were when the neighbors who lived above us finally moved out? After they left, we were convinced that whoever our landlord found to replace them couldn't possibly be worse! And I suppose our new neighbors aren't that bad...Unless you are one of those types of people who view sleep a necessary part of life... ...more

The fatigue

7:28 am Jadyn: Mommy……mommy…..mommy Me: Yes Jadyn Jadyn: I need juice mommy Me: Okay Jadyn just a few more minutes 7:29 am Jadyn: Mommy…mommy…mommy Me: Yes Jadyn Jadyn: I need “i-quweam” Me: You cannot have ice cream for breakfast Jadyn ...more

Please share some twin tips with me! I'm due in a few weeks! need help soon!more

Do You Need a Sleep Makeover?

Look into my eyes. You're feeling sleepy... Very sleepy...  ...more

Boost Your Brainpower with Enough Sleep

Is sleep really spring cleaning for the brain? ...more