If you follow me at all you know how excited I am about my children’s picture book What to Do if You Wake with the Stars. It would be easy for me to talk about how it helped my daughter eliminate night wakings and sleep through the night. It provided us with a gentle approach to helping her sleep all night.
But… my book is actually not in this list believe it or not. Because there are so many other things that have helped my kids sleep better that I want to talk about them too.
So, I’ve compiled a list of my top 5 favorite things that have helped my kids sleep through the night. Cutting out night nursing was the first big thing that had to happen before we could eliminate night wakings. You can read how I night weaned my kids in a previous post (hint, there’s an awesome book that helps with this!).
But back to my list… here are my top 5 favorite things to help kids sleep through the night.
This guest post is by Alex from Superb Cleaning Services. As work at home moms, it can be hard to juggle work and family life. Hiring a cleaning service can sometimes help. Whether you hire a cleaning service or do it all yourself, the thing that matters is being good to yourself and making sure you’re taking time for you in the midst of the craziness.
It is not easy to find the perfect balance between work and home, especially if you are a mother, too. If you are in a couple, however, it may be a little easier for you because one of the partners can stay at home and do the housework, while the other one can work full-time. If you are a single mum who manages on your own, the possibilities are limited. Even though you may not always feel like the master of the situation, there are still things you can do to facilitate your life.
The balance between work and home duties is something which most busy mothers crave. Studies indicate that many parents are doing their best to find a way to work more flexibly, although this may have a negative effect on the wage. However, there is nothing more important than some quality time spent with our children. In real life, unfortunately, getting a perfect balance can be tricky. Tricky, but not impossible! Roll up your sleeves and take a look at those tips.
Last year my husband and I bought land to build a new house. It’s taken us a year, but we have finally broken ground! Because we hope to get the house closed in by winter, we plan to move into a 31-foot camper trailer while we build. Moving is no joke, especially moving with young kids.
We may be are insane for doing this but so excited for this next phase of our lives. The 31’ camper has a nice slide-out and is technically wider than our current house (hey one-foot difference counts right?) so I’m hoping that it won’t be too cramped with two kids.
This camper was made with my toddler in mind! It has a bunk bed just like her cousins and a play area underneath with a dry erase board just like the one at home. Talking to her big cousin about the bunk bed made her excited to live there temporarily while the house is built.
Besides, I plan to be spending a lot of time outside with them this summer getting to know our new neighborhood and surrounding area. There will be plenty of new playgrounds, parks, rivers, and a new library to discover.