How do I get my kid to sleep??

Help! How do I get my kid to sleep better? I get so frustrated when my kids won’t or can’t sleep at night. Not only does it mean they will be grumpy in the morning, but as a single parent, I treasure my sleep, and my evenings after bedtime.  I…

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Do you need more sleep?

Our sleep needs change as we grow. The amount of sleep we need can fluctuate with growth spurts, developmental milestones and of course, health and illness. You can need more sleep depending on how your body is growing, changing and how your hormones are interacting. Our bodies are complicated chemistry…

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Why won’t my kid go to sleep??

Why won’t my kid go to sleep??  This is a question I have often asked. But I have children with sensory issues. And sometimes, that can interfere with their ability to sleep. Their bodies crave sensory input, and that prevents them from sleeping. But everyone needs to sleep! So I…

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How does light affect your sleep?

Are you a “night owl” or a “morning lark”? If you’ve ever used the terms “night owl” or “morning lark” to describe when you work best, what you are really describing is your circadian rhythm. Every creature on the planet has a circadian rhythm. This is what determines the cycles…

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Don’t let clutter clog you up!

Can’t see the forest for the trees In my last post, I wrote about my dislike of house cleaning and how that means I procrastinate. Sometimes, however, house cleaning doesn’t happen because I have to clean up before I can clean house. When there’s so much stuff on the shelves,…

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Clean house, Clean start

It seems my house always needs cleaning. That’s probably because, with seven people living in it, 6 of them under 18 (and 5 under 10!), my house never seems clean. There’s always stuff on the floor, fingerprints on the windows, and spots on the wall. Unfortunately, with so many little…

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