The degree of exhaustion one endures in the early years of motherhood is beyond compare. Like impossible to describe tired. Like I haven’t slept a full night in years kind of tired. And this level of sleep deprivation can make you feel like the walking dead – and make you do some pretty weird things. Today we bring you 60 signs you’ve become a zombiemom.
Every child is an eager artist. They love to draw and paint and squeeze their hands around clay. And they love it even more when you do it together. Making arts and crafts is not only a great way to make memories, it’s the perfect way to spend a few hours doing something that is fun, calming, and creative. But what should you make? The greatest thing about crafting is that you can literally make anything, and there’s no right or wrong. We’ve got a little soft spot for clouds, so today we’re sharing the top 12 cutest cloud crafts for kids.
Happy National Breastfeeding Month! Today (and every day) you should pat yourself on the back for being a breastfeeding mama – it’s not always easy! And while every parent has to deal with night-waking and nighttime feedings, when you’re breastfeeding, there’s no tag-teaming with your partner when you get too tired. It’s all you, mama! Lucky for you, we know some little tricks that can help you get much-needed rest during nighttime feedings. Here’s the best sleep advice for breastfeeding moms. Read more
Traveling with little ones can be tiring – trying to keep your usual bedtime routines, managing melt-downs when naps get missed, keeping picky-eaters’ tummies full when their usual foods aren’t accessible. Sometimes, it’s so challenging that the dream vacation you’ve been waiting for winds up being more of a nightmare. Here’s a simple solution – The Staycation. Seriously. Take time off from work, put down the devices, unplug the phone, make some fun plans, and have a blast as a family right in your own hometown! There’s a lot to love about the staycation – less packing, less travel time, normal bedtime routines (if you want), saving money, exploring hidden gems in your own community, and the best reason of all – less stress. Here are 16 staycation ideas your whole family will love!
It’s August and that means new sleep schedules are just around the corner as kids go back to school (or maybe they have already). For some parents, it’s cause for celebration. For others, their child could be eating some of your tears in their mac-n-cheese. In either case, adjusting to a new sleep routine is inescapable. Don’t worry too much – we’re here to help. Check out our 10 back-to-school sleep tips for teens and kids to help ease everyone through the grumps and groans of the school schedule.