Tag Archives: sleep

Starting solids? No need to rush.

Debating whether to start your baby on solid foods before 6 months of age? Hearing conflicting advice?? I’ve got a whole other perspective for you. Personally, I’m not sure what the rush is. Life is easier before solids. There’s no … Continue reading

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Surviving the Cottage with a Baby

My husband just cannot get excited about sleeping outside and so instead of camping, our yearly summer tradition is “cottaging.” The cottage itself is never anything fancy. It just needs to have beds indoors, a working shower/washroom, a barbeque, nearby … Continue reading

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Sleep away camp – Are you and your kids ready?

An image of summer camp like this one  gets me all the time. The kids are smiling and hugging, and you just sense they are loving every second of their time away from home. Perhaps these types of images and memories are … Continue reading

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It’s summer… where did bedtime go?

Just like that the longest days of the year are here. Oh sun, how I missed you this winter! At the same time though, I also am noticing my toddler’s bed time is creeping later and later. I’m not sure … Continue reading

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Sleep is everything: Making my own sleep a priority

To me, sleep is everything. If I’m caught up on my sleep, I’m a better mommy: I’m more patient; I’m happier; and I can better handle the days my daughter is extra fussy.

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