Category: ’Ensure Safe Sleep’

Make sure not to be angry, mama.

March 30th, 2015 by Dionna - 6 Comments

Her little voice, bravely reminding me to choose love over anger, has the ability to lower my blood pressure instantaneously. These are the rewards of learning to be compassionate together.

3 Baby Sleep Myths Debunked

August 20th, 2013 by Dionna - 3 Comments

We’ve all heard the phrase about “sleeping like a baby.” That phrase takes on a whole new meaning once you become a parent, because, really? Babies don’t sleep that hard. Here are three theories related to sleep that I’ve heard, along with links to the evidence that tends to disprove them.

Letting Papa Do Bedtime

August 2nd, 2013 by Dionna - 9 Comments

Participating in the Sound of Music gave me a good reminder: it is a good thing to trust your partners (or other alternative caregivers) to take on some of your “normal” mama responsibilities.

When Sharing Sleep Is Tiring

May 23rd, 2013 by Dionna - 16 Comments

I often admit to newer mamas that some of my worst parenting moments with Kieran happened at bedtime. While I don’t particularly like the “Go the F*&k to Sleep” book, I can commiserate with the sentiment. What do you do when you are at the end of your rope at bedtime?

Crying Does Not Equal Manipulation

July 27th, 2012 by Dionna - 48 Comments

The idea that babies cry to manipulate their parents is a pretty widespread belief, and I wanted to share a few thoughts on an alternative way to think about babies (or toddlers, or older children) crying.

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