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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?

Why Women Need a New Bedtime Story

Amy Tirion | Posted 02.22.2015 | Women
Amy Tirion

Unlike the playful books we read to children, women's bedtime stories tend to be full of self-judgment. I Should, I Need to Be, and I Wish replace the chapters from childhood books that used to transport us to new places of possibility.

10 Steps To Your Coziest Bed Ever

PureWow | Posted 02.07.2015 | HuffPost Home

Social calendar be damned: When it's cold outside and we're dog-tired, nothing holds a candle to crawling into the little slice of heaven that is our bed.

An Open Letter to My Pregnancy Body Pillow

Jolie Jenkins | Posted 12.29.2014 | Parents
Jolie Jenkins

I simultaneously desire you and feel betrayed by your limitations, like a vibrator whose batteries are dying.

'Tis The Season Of Bedtime Challenges

Wendy Troxel | Posted 12.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Wendy Troxel

In the wee hours of Nov. 2, scarcely more than a day after Halloween, the end to daylight saving time arrives with its semi-annual challenge to everyone's circadian rhythm.

Why I Believe In Nighttime Parenting

Meagan Francis | Posted 12.24.2014 | Parents
Meagan Francis

When Owen is afraid, he comes to me. And I want him to feel like he can always do that, whether he's 7 or 27.

LOOK: What Time Does America Go To Bed?

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 10.09.2014 | Healthy Living

New Yorkers are night owls and Hawaiians are early to bed -- at least according to recent data findings that look at bed times and hours of sleep per ...

How To Say No To Your Child Without Actually Saying 'No'

OWN | Posted 09.29.2014 | OWN

If there's one word parents would say they use the most around their children, it's probably the word, "No." These two simple letters often spark a ba...

How To Get Your Kids To Bed In A Few (Dozen) Easy Steps

Kim Bongiorno | Posted 11.16.2014 | Parents
Kim Bongiorno

All it takes is a practiced routine, a few (dozen) simple steps, and the patience of a saint to guide your kids to a night of dreamy splendor.

The Middle Ages

Lori Ferraro | Posted 10.12.2014 | Women
Lori Ferraro

Don't get me wrong I know I'm getting older. It happens -- and certain things do happen that make me feel like I fit the profile.

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...

How to Bring New Calm to Your Bedtime Routine

Kellie Edwards | Posted 08.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Kellie Edwards

I have a new favorite bedtime practice with my children. It works as well for me as it does for them and I couldn't be more surprised just how much ...

How A Question About Jabba The Hutt Led To A Lesson In Feminism

Karen Cordano | Posted 08.17.2014 | Parents
Karen Cordano

Be kind. Try hard. Treat girls with the same respect you treat boys. I couldn't be more sincere when I say that is all I want from my sons.

Will You Snuggle with Me, Mama?

Samantha McGarry | Posted 07.20.2014 | Parents
Samantha McGarry

Truthfully, the whole evening routine and especially the last 5 to 10 minutes of it have always been a challenge for me.

Sleep -- It's a Lot Like Love

Lisa Mercurio | Posted 07.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Lisa Mercurio

Type A-plus personalities, take note. If you think you can apply your usual behavior pattern -- that is, "The more I work at this, the better I will ...

What Whets Your Late Night App-etite

Lisa Mercurio | Posted 06.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Lisa Mercurio

This is not another article about what to eat and what not to eat at bedtime. It is, however, about what you consume. You and your brain, that is.

3 Ways To Build A Better Bedtime Routine

meQuilibrium | Posted 06.18.2014 | Healthy Living

Sleep is proven to be a magic elixir that can prevent all manner of physical, mental, and emotional maladies -- and even arm you with more momentum and mental acuity during your waking hours. So what really happens when you don't get to bed?

The Power Of A Small Note

Wendy Bradford | Posted 06.11.2014 | Parents
Wendy Bradford

These little messages, and the generous nature of mornings, give us all permission to begin again.

23 Reasons My Son Jack Is Out Of Bed

Wendi Aarons | Posted 06.10.2014 | Parents
Wendi Aarons

"My spine hurts. Oh, wait, I meant my kidneys. No, wait, my spine. Kidneys. Spine. Kidneys. Sp... hey, can I have a peanut butter sandwich? With no crusts on it?"

How To Win At The Game Of Bedtime

Glennon Melton | Posted 05.25.2014 | Parents
Glennon Melton

I am a Freedom Fighter and I have fought long and hard for my OWN FREEDOM and it is here. Now is the time I raise my mommy arms in the air and breathe deeply and eat cookies alone. My hand is on the child's doorknob. I can see I can feel I can hear I can TASTE those couch cushions.

The Scent of Bedtime

Lisa Mercurio | Posted 04.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Lisa Mercurio

The scent of lavender has long been associated with bedtime and a better night's sleep. John Parkinson, a 17th-century London apothecary believed that...

Point to Yourself

Genevieve Piturro | Posted 04.13.2014 | Impact
Genevieve Piturro

Somebody asked me for advice the other day. I told her if I had one word for her, or anyone, about leading a fulfilling life, I would say "Give."

The One True Answer I Can Give My Son

Devon Corneal | Posted 02.26.2014 | Parents
Devon Corneal

He's so innocent and I'm so jaded and I want to preserve this curiosity and openness forever, but I can't. He thinks I know the answers.