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...

April 17, 2018

I can clearly remember, like most mothers I’m sure, the very moment I gave birth to my first child. I was absolutely buried in feelings of love and gratitude.And then, about ten to fifteen seconds later, I was equally buried in advice, suggestions, and information.

This...

March 20, 2018

That right there might be the single most common question new parents ask.

Is it a developmental milestone? A regression? Are they getting too much sleep during the day, or not enough? Maybe they’re just hungry. Maybe they’re too hot, or too cold.

Well, the truth is that...

November 27, 2017

I know, I know - it's still November! But this is the time of the year that we are beginning to make plans for the holidays and many new parents who have recently gotten their babies sleeping on a schedule are worried that they might regress a little over the holidays....

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...

September 15, 2017

You heard it ladies! For months you have been getting up with babe (because the only way she will settle is for mom!) and while, yes, dad has had compromised sleep as well (in most cases) you may feel as though the onus has been completely placed on you to get up with...

August 9, 2017

So my plan in life was always to find a great man, settle down, get married and have babies. My great man would step in and help me during night wakings even though he had to work in the morning - because he was a real-life Superhero. Nobody would be tired. We would al...

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