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Bedtime Routine

Optimize Your Bedroom for Better Sleep

Rosie Osmun | Posted 11.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Rosie Osmun

We've put together nine of the best ways you can enhance your space for sleep according to leading sleep hygiene experts and recent studies. Read on to learn what environmental changes can have the biggest impact on rest.

5 Signs You're Sleeping All Wrong

Thrillist | Posted 11.13.2015 | Healthy Living

By: Marina Komarovsky Credit: Shuttershock When you've had a night of really bad sleep, or just too little sleep, you know it. But sometimes t...

Why I Still Put My 8-Year-Old to Bed at Night

Nicole Sprinkle | Posted 10.27.2015 | Parents
Nicole Sprinkle

As mothers, sometimes we indulge our children even when we know it's not quite the proper thing to do. We all have our secret "thing" that we're usually too embarrassed to admit to others, and it's almost always based in love, though perhaps at times a complicated version of it.

The Wilson Elementary Bedtime Chart: A Parent's Perspective

Gina Jacobs Thomas | Posted 09.14.2015 | Parents
Gina Jacobs Thomas

Now, I'm a Virgo and love me a good spreadsheet, so when I first looked at this meme, I thought "Wow, that's PERFECT! Every age and time is laid out so easily that I can pinpoint to the minute what is the best time for my child!"

Cool Dad Transforms Pop-Punk Classics Into Bedtime Lullabies

Van Winkle's | Posted 08.01.2015 | Parents
Van Winkle's

Even the loudest songs can be turned into a lullaby. Change the tempo, make a few instrument swaps and Blink 182's "All The Small Things" could beco...

Tips for Parents: Getting Kids to Sleep

Sarah Kupferschmidt | Posted 06.24.2015 | Parents
Sarah Kupferschmidt

According to sleep experts a 7-12 year old should be getting approximately 10-11 hours of sleep every night. Unfortunately there are many children, and even more children with autism, that are simply not getting anywhere near enough sleep.

Children Find Ways to Connect With Older Loved Ones Through Storytelling

Jamison Gosselin | Posted 06.19.2015 | Parents
Jamison Gosselin

When kids connect with people from different generations, amazing things happen. Ageism among children declines. Seniors are happier and more fulfilled. Individuals in both age groups build long-lasting friendships.

8 Ways to Achieve More by Working Less

Christine Carter, PhD | Posted 06.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Christine Carter, PhD

Strategic slacking has enabled me to dramatically increase both the quality of my work and the amount I get done in a given day. It increases productivity because we don't think or work or create at the same rate throughout the day.

14-Second Video Sums Up Bedtime Perfectly

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 05.19.2015 | Parents

There is perhaps no greater triumph in parenting than successfully putting your baby to sleep and walking out of the nursery into sweet freedom. E...

How a Simple Bedtime Routine Changed My Family's Life

Sunday Tollefson | Posted 05.18.2015 | Parents
Sunday Tollefson

It's amazing how shifting our mindset to one of gratitude -- true, deep, fundamental gratitude -- changes lives.

The Importance of Not Parenting Perfectly

Mary Hickey | Posted 06.17.2015 | Parents
Mary Hickey

I've realized that although structure and discipline are paramount in child rearing, the switch-ups, surprises and spontaneous surrenders are where the magic happens.

7 Things Good Mothers Do That I'm Not Going To Do Anymore

The Mid | Posted 06.09.2015 | Parents
The Mid

I'd rather have a slightly dirty house than be a servant, and eventually they'll learn that small daily efforts are better for housekeeping than quarterly fumigations.

10 Ways to Help Your Kid Get a Good Night's Sleep

Common Sense Media | Posted 06.01.2015 | Parents
Common Sense Media

Though the reasons for poor sleep vary, many parents worry that media and technology interfere with bedtime routines and sleep.

The Dichotomy of Kids' Bedtimes

Jennifer Craven | Posted 05.20.2015 | Parents
Jennifer Craven

In my household, sleep = happiness. So for now, I'll take well-rested kids over a social life. They don't know that there are kids still outside playing, all of the good shows on TV have yet to come on or that we decline lots of evening activities.

Of Products, Perfection and the Process of Parenting

Josh Misner, Ph.D. | Posted 05.06.2015 | Parents
Josh Misner, Ph.D.

How many times during my children's lives have I been so focused on some sort of end product that I missed out on the process of arriving there?

9 Ways to Take Charge of Bedtime Fears

Tamar Chansky | Posted 05.04.2015 | Parents
Tamar Chansky

Even if your child's fears seem unreasonable to you, you can help them feel more safe -- emotionally safe -- by not challenging the fact that they are afraid.

Before Bedtime Requests End, I Hope I Hear Them

Amanda Magee | Posted 02.23.2015 | Parents
Amanda Magee

The other night I was looking through my iPhoto library and was sobered by the absence of photos of Briar. What happened? There's Ave, there's Fin, there's another selfie. Do I not see her? Are pictures of her not as easily sharable and framable and, "Look, we're happy. Life is easy!" Maybe it's that she's getting older and I am being more restrained out of respect?

25 Complaints My Son Will Share With His Future Therapist

Leyna Juliet Weber | Posted 02.21.2015 | Parents
Leyna Juliet Weber

For years, Elmo was a furry guy who existed only on T-shirts. When you finally saw him walk and talk, you practically sh*t yourself.

Dad's Ultimate Bedtime Routine

Chris B. Miller | Posted 01.05.2015 | Parents
Chris B. Miller

Make them the best sundae they've ever had. Start with warm donuts, topped with ice cream, topped that with marshmallows, chocolate sauce and crushed candy. Wash this all down with some soda (with caffeine if you really want to mix it up). That was dinner.

The Ultimate Bedtime Routine for Young Children

Michelle Howell Miller | Posted 12.15.2014 | Parents
Michelle Howell Miller

Want more sleep for everyone in the house, along with a peaceful bedtime experience? Find the bedtime routine that works best for your family, keep it as consistent as possible and make sure all of your family members understand why sleep is so important.

This Is What 7 P.M. Looks Like For Parents

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Adams | Posted 09.11.2014 | Parents

At the risk of stating the obvious, there is no singular parenting experience. From single moms and dads to stay-at-home or work-from-home parents, th...

One Step To Make Back-to-School Easier

Bernadette Noll | Posted 10.27.2014 | Parents
Bernadette Noll

I know we're only in week one of school, and I have been known to wane on resolutions in the past, but I think this one's a keeper.

This Is The Ultimate Bedtime Routine For Better Sleep

The Huffington Post | Sarah Klein | Posted 08.14.2014 | Healthy Living

A bedtime routine might sound like something that's only necessary for the grade-school set, but following a nightly schedule can greatly improve the ...

One More Hug!

Alisa Schindler | Posted 10.04.2014 | Parents
Alisa Schindler

I pet his head and kiss him again, knowing it's time to go, wanting to go, but afraid of the day he'll just let me, so we cling to each other a little more.

The 10 Healthiest Things You Can Do In Bed

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Bob Barnett | Posted 08.04.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Wherever you live, you have an amazing piece of spa equipment that you can use to stretch, relax, calm your mind, and...