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...

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...

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...

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...

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....

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...

September 3, 2017

Hands up if this sounds familiar…

Your fussy baby finally falls asleep for her afternoon nap and you sit down for a much needed moment to yourself only to hear a car with a broken muffler roaring down the street. Just like that, Sleeping Beauty is wide awake and mad… NO...

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