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Sleepless nights, dark mornings

It’s been a dark start to the year. Summer days feel oh so far away. Now it’s the season of snuffles and sniffles. And apparently the season of sleepless nights (still). For more than six weeks it’s been the same story every night. Whether bedtime is early or late, welcomed or fought against… it makes little […]

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Featured | Parenting | Sleep

Bedtime – an Interlude

PJs are on. Teeth are brushed. Favourite toys are in their ritual sleeping spots. Bedtime stories have been read (and re-read). Lights turned out. And so the nightly battle for sleep begins in earnest. The accidental kicks and punches. The not so accidental ones. The kissing of Ows. The straightening of bedclothes. The discussions about why […]

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Sleep | Toddlers

Sleeping like a baby

There was a time last year where I worried that feeding my baby to sleep was a terrible habit that I’d regret in the future. Hah! I couldn’t have been more wrong. Feeding to sleep has been the surefire method of helping the Rascal relax off to slumberland, and it rarely failed me up until […]

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Nap Time

Nap Time Sleepy baby snuggled at my breast Head drops back, mouth agape Soft snores into my face Sinks deeper into slumber Carefully, slowly, laid down by my side A rare silence descends. Restless toddler stirs, delicate eyelids flutter, Bleary eyes search, lock gaze A murmured ‘Mama’, and rolls my way Reattaches chubby arms around […]

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Sleep | Toddlers

The Night Watch: Tonsillitis

It’s 3am and I haven’t slept a wink. I’m covering the night watch. I’ve been lying on a sofa bed listening to the strangled breaths of the Rascal for hours. I just can’t stop feeling worried every time there’s a prolonged silence before he gurgles in another breath. After a lovely week of sunshine and […]

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Sleep

A Long Week: Tantrums and sleep deprivation

What’s been happening recently in our house? Well, we finally got that second stair gate installed at the top of the stairs. It’s only been months since we actually bought it, after all. And weeks of daily palpitations as the new walker stomped back and forth, past the dangerous drop at ever increasing speeds. Diverting […]

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Sleep | Toddlers

Toddler naps: A Roller Coaster ride

This parenting journey is never a steady one. Drug addicts enjoy more stability on a day to day basis. The week is full of dizzy highs, and agonising lows. You never know which is around the next bend. You have an unexpectedly good day with your child when everything seems like it just might work […]

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