Mama's Thoughts: A Blog on Mommyhood and Sleep

July 8, 2019

I get it. I really do. After all, I’m a mother myself.

The absolutely primal and uncontrollable impulse to stay close to your baby is so deeply rooted in our DNA that it’s almost frightening sometimes. I’m sure evolutionary defensive instincts are what’s at play in this...

November 19, 2018

What is it about you having a lousy night’s sleep that makes everyone else so awful?

It seems that way, doesn’t it? You have a night of broken, interrupted, just plain lousy sleep, and the next day people are driving like they’ve been lobotomized, humming and hawing abo...

October 30, 2018

Sleep has always been, and will likely continue to be, a bit of a mystery. As of yet, the scientific community hasn’t been able to tell us exactly why we sleep, but there is definitely a consensus among researchers (and new mothers) that adequate sleep is good for you...

September 19, 2018

It is totally possible to sleep train a breast fed baby, even if they need to be fed throughout the night!

July 23, 2018

We’re all willing to do whatever it takes to ensure that our babies are properly nourished, obviously, but as anyone who’s been through this glorious journey of motherhood will tell you, kids are unimaginably clever. They will find ways to get what they want and they w...

December 30, 2017

“Will putting cereal in my baby’s bottle help him sleep better?”

We hear that all the time. I know it’s an old wives’ tale. Your grandmother probably told you, “Oh, put cereal in the breast milk or the formula, and this baby will sleep all night.” The truth is that is...

October 23, 2017

That’s right, I said it. Your baby will never sleep straight through the night.
 

And neither will you, for that matter. In fact, pretty much anyone who isn’t heavily sedated before going to bed can expect to wake up multiple times in the night. This isn’t due to stress...

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