Tag Archives: sleeping

Guest Post – Specific Tips for Putting Twins to Bed

Today I’m lucky enough to have a guest post from Agnes Jimenez about bedtime…something that can take anywhere from 15 minutes to an hour for us, depending on the day and mood. ____ All children have different preferences when it … Continue reading

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A Parent’s Road is a Tired One

My husband was right. The girls went to bed at 11:30 p.m. last night. (They share a room and can often be found “having picnics” or “going camping” after lights out.) Since it was so late when they laid down … Continue reading

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Babies Aren’t Machines; Throw the Schedule Out the Window

One of my biggest problems with blogging is that many bloggers work for organizations that pass themselves off as news. They call their pieces articles. These are not articles. They’re commentary at best (and this includes my own work. Unless … Continue reading

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Sleepless Nights

We put the babies to bed around 9:30 p.m. as per usual. At 12:30 a.m. Natalina started crying. I went down to check on her. I straightened her blankets. She was still asleep. I went back upstairs and told my … Continue reading

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Toddler Tricks – 23

Ways to Trick your Baby: Problem:  It’s 10 p.m.  Your kids are playing in their room — giggling, jumping around, squealing, the whole bit.  They’re happy, at least, but they really need to get to sleep.  No matter how many … Continue reading

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Toddler Tricks – 21

Ways to Trick your Baby: Problem:  Your kid, to put it mildly, wakes up on the wrong side of the bed.  It seems no matter what you do, you are going to be graced with a crying jag leftover from … Continue reading

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Toddler Tricks – 18

Inspired by my friend Chelsea: Ways to trick your baby: Problem: You’ve just switched over to the toddler bed (or taken the rail off your now-outlawed crib), and your toddler has discovered he has run of the room.  Instead of … Continue reading

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Toddler Tricks – 13

Ways to trick your baby: Problem:  There are crucial times in babies’ growth cycles when they seem to be fitting in the diapers you’ve always used, but they start overflowing them at night.  Each morning, or sometimes even in the … Continue reading

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Go with the Flow

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 … Continue reading

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