A while back I posted about how hard it is for toddlers to deal with a change in their routine. While adults may not get scared when their routine changes without their permission, they can get irritated. Yet another way in which adults are not so different from toddlers after all.We used to have a system in this house. We'd wake up at 8 a.m., I'd give the babies a glass of milk and some dry cereal to munch on while I made breakfast, we'd eat breakfast, my husband would go to work. This s...more
I am not the greatest sleeper in the world. I can thank my father’s side of the family for this special trait. My mom referred to my father as Leaping Larry. She said he never really slept at night, but rather he levitated above the covers and spun. Continuously. All Night. I don’t think I am Levitating Lanita, but perhaps you should ask my husband....more
I have a confession. I want my daughter's bed. All to myself. She's almost four. Six months ago, we moved her from a toddler bed to a brand new big-girl twin bed with a wonderful pillow top mattress. I love that mattress, and I now spend my time imagining ways I can sleep in it, all alone. ...more
How do you start your day? We all have different methods that fit our lives best. Some start with a bang: out of bed, out the door...hustle, hustle, hustle. Others need time, coffee, and calm to ease into the routine of another 24 hours. ...more
My latest blog is about our forever remodel and we haven't even started the major one yet. When will it ever end. I've also uploaded some recent pics of the progress so far. I didn't sleep last night or the night before so that is not helping my mood. I read the latest article in O Magazine about women-women relationships and found it very interesting since it has happened in my circle of friends. Check out the read.
I wanted to write about sleep issues for The Crib Sheet, because sleeping, or my daughter's lack of sleeping, has been the bane of my parenting experience. I'm a big sleeper, myself, and so sleep deprivation is my Achille's heel.
One of the things I love about blogging is that it creates a snapshot in time that can be referenced at a later date, after memory has softened the experience to a 1980s-senior-photo haze. Therefore, I broke into the Surrender, Dorothy vault to bring you this view into December 22, 2005, when my sleep nightmares were peaking and my daughter was around 18 months old. I write this after sleeping 7 hours straight after one wake-up. It hasn't completely gone away, but it's definitely eased off. So, there's that.
had many expectations and fears before I had a child. I was afraid of
health issues. I was afraid that he wouldn’t be cute. I was afraid I
wouldn’t love him enough.
None of those fears came to fruition.
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