Wednesday, October 04, 2006

a moral dilemma

is it wrong to roast marshmallows for yourself over the burner of your gas stove, using chopsticks, while your kids aren't looking?

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Ah, sleep.....zzzz

Recently on a discussion board that I'm on a mom to a 9-month old ask about Elizabeth Pantley's book "The No-Cry Sleep Solution". She had bought the book and was working through it but was getting opposing advice regarding sleep for her daughter.

Sleep – this was a big issue for me. My first little one couldn’t go to sleep without touching me for the first 8 months of his life – he’s now 6 years old and goes to be faithfully at 7:30 each night and we don’t hear from him, typically for 12 hours ('cept for last night!).

When he was an infant I ended up having to go to bed the same time he did so that I was rested. It actually worked out well, I got the sleep I needed and hubby had to clean the kitchen at night!
A book that was really reassuring to me was Dr Sears’ “Nighttime Parenting”. As well, Ann Douglas’ new book “Sleep Solutions for your Baby, Toddler and Preschooler” has also had good reviews. Heck, everything Ann writes is wonderful and very practical!