Archive for the getting toddlers to sleep Tag

NOT CHILD’S PLAY: Screwing With A Toddler’s Routine

So you know I’m FREAKING OUT about giving birth to this second kid. It’s not the actual – ohmahgawdI’mgivingbirth! part that’s freaking me out. . .Although I do find that process rather barbaric and not at all the beautiful miracle people gush about. . . It’s the TODDLER. See, the Toddler and I have a dirty little secret:  He’ll only
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Reluctant Mother Is Tempted To Sleep With Another “Man”

Those eyes!  That hair! My heart beats a little faster when I think about him. He’s cute! Charming. Smart too. Should I? Should I give into my temptation and just do it? It’s sooooooo tempting. No one has to know.   Maybe just once? One time? I could cuddle him so hard! NO!  NO!  NO!! What am I thinking? STOP
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SNAPPED! Reluctant Mother Style. . .

I’ve been feeling a little blah lately.  I blame the weather.  I realize it’s February and it’s supposed to be 30 some degrees with a nasty windchill but it’s bringing me down. In an effort to cheer myself up, I purchased some fabric to make some new curtains and pillow shams for our bedroom.  I’m trying to get everything in
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Newsflash: Toddler’s Are Not Exactly Flexible

I really want to raise a well-adjusted, creative, spontaneous, mild-mannered kid.  And up until last week, I thought I was doing a relatively competent job. But then we went to that birthday party.  And his nap time got a little wonky. And it turns out, he’s not that happy about it. And neither am I. I would have never guessed
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Once Again, Reluctant Mother is Conflicted

We seem to be falling into a new sleep pattern.  And I’m not sure what to make of it. For a while now, Mac has been sleeping about 10-12 hours per night with a 2-4 hour nap during the day. Yes.  It’s been positively magical. Currently, while he’s still sleeping the same amount of time nearly every day, he’s switched
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