napping 

Savvy Mom Minnow Hamilton on Napping, Discipline and Daycare Frustration

Minnow Hamilton is the co-founder of SavvyMom, a website for time-crunched Canadian moms looking for answers to their daily dilemmas, "from diapers to dinner parties and everything in between". Hamilton went from stay-at-home mom to managing editor i...

Tips for Keeping Your Sick Child Entertained at Home

The child is grumpy. Way beyond grumpy. Grumpy is a distant planet in another solar system past which she's shot in her misery-fuelled rocket ship. She refuses to eat supper. She's lethargic, moping, upset over nothing. Uh oh. She's fallen asleep o...

Katie Holmes, Reading Month, and Pregnancy Heartburn - Links We Love

A North Carolina mom called back by the Army four years after honorable discharge was excused from service after she reported for duty with her kids in tow. Guess Uncle Sam didn't want to babysit. -- Strollerderby Katie Holmes opens up to Glamour ...

No time for love, Dr. Jones!

If I could have anything I wanted in the whole wide world, it wouldn't be a mansion or a brand new car or a million dollars. It would be a nap. Well, it might be a million dollars but that would only be so I could pay someone to watch my son while I...

Our first day apart

Oh, I know it sounds so dramatic, but yesterday was indeed my first day apart from my son--and his from me. Apparently we both did better than I thought we would, but it wasn't easy. I suspect that it will never be easy to separate. After all this...

Getting things done

Well, it's official. I'm never going to get anything done again. Ever. My kid is now nearing the five-month mark and I still feel like my house and my life are a total wreck. A beautiful, love-filled wreck, but, you know--still a wreck. Before I g...

Afternoon naps harmful for children?

Researchers who apparently have nothing better to do have been studying the napping habits of children and have declared that the afternoon snooze can be harmful to them. One study involved 27 pre-school children and some puzzles. Researchers found t...

Blogging Baby Sleepover for Sunday, March 25, 2007

Here it is, Sunday yet again. I'm not sure why, but Sunday afternoons are often a lazy time around here. The kids are finally down for a nap (after much wailing and gnashing of teeth) and I get to settle in and hitchhike my way down the information s...

Notes on a perfect nap

I fall asleep almost every time Nolan naps. I never mean to, exactly. I usually tell myself that I will rest my head for just a few minutes, to make sure he falls asleep, so that the creek of the ancient stairs doesn't startle him awake. What usually...

Is napping good for moms

Sometimes the first thought on my mind when I open my eyes in the morning is, "I can't wait until the next time I can go back to sleep." This train of thought has nothing to do with a depression or distaste for life, but rather the fact that I just d...

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