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How to Recharge after a Long Night

How to Recharge after a Long Night

Whoever coined the term “sleeps like a baby” obviously was not a parent. Once you introduce babies and kids into your life, you are never guaranteed a full night’s rest ever again. Even once your kids are older, there will always be a night when they had trouble sleeping and will require you staying up as well. Here are some tips to help you recharge after a long night caring for your kids.

That’s why I love having these tips handy to help me stay focused and energized even when I’m running on little sleep. read more

How to Establish a Bedtime Routine

How to Establish a Bedtime Routine

How to Establish a Bedtime Routine

We are creatures of habit. We like to be able to predict what is coming next. Babies are no different. When they are learning about the world around them, it gives them security when they can predict and know that an action follows another action.

Routines are great for babies and kids alike. You will have less tantrums from your toddler and preschooler if you stick to a routine. The minute you change things up on them, expect some protest in the form of a tantrum.

Kids in general don’t like to be surprised. That’s why they like the same book or movie over and over. They are learning language and they are learning to be able to predict what is coming next. They find security in being able to know and predict.   read more

Why My 3 Year old is Not Potty Trained, and Why I’m Okay with That

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Why My 3 Year old is Not Potty Trained, and Why I’m Okay with That

Potty training is a huge topic among moms of preschoolers. How did you potty train? How long did it take to potty train? Did you do it cold turkey? What did you do about nights?

We actually did start potty training Aidalyn around 26 months old. I was pregnant with our second and was motivated to not have two in diapers at the same time. Potty training while being pregnant was not fun. We did the 3 day potty training boot camp. She was excited about big girl panties. She was excited about getting stickers and chocolate. read more

Three Tips to Getting More Sleep

3 Tips to getting more sleep
3 Tips to getting more sleep

There are a few foundations we should look at to make sure we are living out a healthy life:

Be aware of what you are eating.

Increase your Water

Include Healthy Fats in You diet

and Eat at Home

Are You Sleeping Enough?

One thing people forget about often is the importance of sleeping enough.

The CDC reports that insufficient sleep is a public health epidemic.  Lack of sleep is affecting our ability to concentrate, remember important information, negatively affecting hobbies, driving, taking care of money, and work. 

When we don’t allow ourselves to rest, we are actually hurting ourselves more than we realize. Beyond reduced learning and memory ability, lack of sleep is linked to increased weight gain by slowing our metabolism, increased hypertension, and increases our risk for disease.   read more