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Something New for Bedtime Tells these Children "You are Special"

Genevieve Piturro | Posted 02.15.2017 | Impact
Genevieve Piturro

Sometimes people ask me why all of our pajamas are new. Here's why: besides the basic hygiene issue, there is something wonderful about brand new paj...

Why 10pm is the Perfect Bedtime

Andrew Merle | Posted 11.17.2016 | Healthy Living
Andrew Merle

10pm is the perfect bedtime. Going to sleep at 10pm enables you to get the recommended 7-8 hours of sleep, and still wake up by 5 or 6am. Th...

Three Suggestions For Widows And Widowers Who Have Lost Their Bed-Sharing Partner

Paul C. Rosenblatt | Posted 11.02.2016 | Healthy Living
Paul C. Rosenblatt

So I suggest that, if it feels right to do, a widow or widower might write things, say things aloud, or say things in their mind to the spouse who has died. And making that part of the routine of going to be bed or first being in bed might be especially valuable.

Surprise! Your iPhone Might Be The Secret To Better Sleep

Mathias Basner, MD, PhD, MSc | Posted 09.23.2016 | Healthy Living
Mathias Basner, MD, PhD, MSc

The feature allows you to set evening alarm times that will remind you when it is time to go to bed in order to meet your individual sleep need.

Want Your Most Restful Night’s Sleep Yet? Treat Yourself Like A Kid

Brittany Nims | Posted 09.22.2016 | Healthy Living

Every new parent finds tricks to make his or her baby fall asleep, from swaddling and shushing to driving around in the car. But when it comes to gett...

SEEING THEIR WORLD

Genevieve Piturro | Posted 09.21.2016 | Impact
Genevieve Piturro

We never know what difficulty someone may be going through when we meet them...or when we receive a letter from them. In person, their demeanor and bo...

7 Things Most Moms Can't Live Without

Gabrielle Pfeiffer | Posted 09.21.2016 | Parents
Gabrielle Pfeiffer

Being a mom is hands down the hardest job in the entire world, but there is no other job as rewarding. There are days where I wonder how I survive, but one look at my son reminds me.

Watch These 3 Couples Get Super Candid About Bedtime

Brittany Nims | Posted 09.19.2016 | Healthy Living

Bedroom quirks: every couple has them. (No, not that kind!) She hogs the covers; he snores like a freight train; you both prefer to take cuddling off ...

Mom's Viral Post Captures The Sacrifices Parents Make For Their Kids

The Huffington Post | Taylor Pittman | Posted 09.16.2016 | Parents

A mom has summed up the sacrifices parents make for their kids in a touching Facebook post about bedtime. Bunmi Laditan, the mother behind Honest Todd...

There’s A Scientific Reason That Doing The Deed Makes You Sleepy

Katy Osborne | Posted 09.15.2016 | Healthy Living

Your partner is out like a light after a roll in the hay. Biology, not chemistry, may well be to blame. There are lesser-known “love hormones” ―...

Pink Noise Could Be The Sleep Solution Of Your Dreams

Brittany Nims | Posted 09.08.2016 | Healthy Living

When you’re sound asleep, are you asleep to all sounds? Research suggests that we’re still listening when our bodies are in snooze mode. Ours brai...

Back-to-School Essential

Brook Packard | Posted 08.25.2016 | Parents
Brook Packard

Back-to-school is officially a "season." Depending on where you live in the United States, it starts in early August and ends around the third week of September.

Afternoon Slump Got You Down? There’s A Nap For That

Brittany Nims | Posted 08.25.2016 | Healthy Living

There’s a reason you, like clockwork, feel sluggish when 3 p.m. rolls around each day. Scientists call it the circadian dip, and it happens because ...

Want A Better Night’s Sleep? Start By Eating Lunch Outside

Brittany Nims | Posted 08.25.2016 | Healthy Living

If you’re hoping to score a night of sound sleep, look no further than the nearest window. Sunlight can influence the quality of your sack time in w...

Inspiration in all Sizes

Genevieve Piturro | Posted 08.03.2016 | Impact
Genevieve Piturro

Who inspires you? Your mom or dad? Your husband, wife or partner? Maybe a mentor or role model who changed things because they were hopeful enough to...

The Sweet Dance Of Bedtime

Heather Dixon | Posted 08.10.2016 | Parents
Heather Dixon

My daughters are 6, 4 and 2-years-old. Bedtime is the antithesis of all of their little hopes and desires. And, due to my reliance on bad habits to get through the early stages of motherhood, only the third child has grasped the concept of going to sleep on her own. (I know, I know...)

Count Your Blessings

Brook Packard | Posted 06.17.2016 | Parents
Brook Packard

In honor of Father's Day, this post was going to be a collection of memories about how my dad had an impact on my bedtime ritual. It was huge -- for one thing, he got me to stop sucking my thumb by telling me I would end up looking like Bugs Bunny. I trusted him because he said I could keep my blankie -- just don't suck my thumb.

'Love Is Something If You Give It Away"

Genevieve Piturro | Posted 06.17.2016 | Impact
Genevieve Piturro

Twenty feet from me, four-year-old children are giggling, sitting in a circle in a small room, waiting to find out what happens next in this new place...

Caffeine And Kids: Be Aware

Brook Packard | Posted 06.16.2016 | Parents
Brook Packard

Caffeine, kids, and sleep are all connected. This is a call to be caffeine and sleep aware particularly where our kids are concerned.

A Horrific Flashback

Genevieve Piturro | Posted 05.31.2016 | Impact
Genevieve Piturro

Just when I think I've seen it all, or at least a lot of it over 15 years of Pajama Program, a horrific memory engulfs me and shakes me all over again...

Being A Little Prince Does Not Make You A Royal Sleeper

The Huffington Post | Sarah Digiulio | Posted 05.26.2016 | Healthy Living

Being royal does not grant immunity from parents' daily bedtime struggles: Prince William admitted that as a baby, Prince George “never slept,” He...

Zac Efron & Adam DeVine Are Here To Tell You A Raunchy Bedtime Story

The Huffington Post | Julia Brucculieri | Posted 05.26.2016 | Entertainment

When you were a kid, you probably asked your parents the age-old question: Where do babies/brothers/sisters come from? But if for some reason you're s...

Here's What The Healthiest Sleepers Never Do Before Bed

HuffPost Partner Studio | Posted 08.08.2016 | Healthy Living

"You should get eight hours of sleep a night." It sounds so easy, doesn't it? Sure, that is until it's 3 a.m. and you've been tossing and turning for ...

Managing Bedtime Curtain Calls

Brook Packard | Posted 05.23.2016 | Parents
Brook Packard

There's nothing charming about bedtime curtain calls. Not for parents. Not for caregivers. When bedtime curtain calls begin, they're not an oppo...

The Heartbreaking Story Behind Iconic Children's Book 'Love You Forever'

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 05.23.2016 | Parents

When "Love You Forever" was published in 1986, parents across the country sang its sweet refrain to their children at bedtime, selling millions of cop...