Entries Tagged as 'naptime'

Tuesday, June 18th, 2013

Dear Other Exhausted Moms: You’re Not Alone

Dear moms who are googling “exhausted mom of toddler” or “exhausted mom” or “mother of toddler exhaustion” (which makes it sound like we have a disease) or  “I’m so tired and my toddler is wide awake” (my personal favorite search term), I know you’re out there and I know you’re tired. I see your google [...]

Sunday, February 3rd, 2013

Weekends Are For Recharging

On Saturdays and Sundays time leaves me alone, lets me move as quickly or as slowly as I choose, lets me forget-for a little while- the rush of the week. On the weekends, I watch as Nora and Miles expend their boundless energy. They run and laugh and chase and fall and get up again. [...]

Monday, July 9th, 2012

Car Nap Route Map

Today was a car nap day. Nora went to camp and was tired but refusing to admit it. Miles’ schedule was all off since Nora was at camp and I let him play as he wished while she was gone. Then the plumber came into our “living” room and said he was going to cut [...]

Tuesday, April 17th, 2012

What Is It About Sleeping Babies?

Am I the only one who loves to watch my children sleep? Who loves to soak in the peace and calm and the warmth of soft skin and the rhythm of breathing?  What is it about sleeping babies? Should I feel guilty that instead of feeling saddened or worried by Miles’ mild fever on Sunday, [...]

Tuesday, January 31st, 2012


Nora is in that strange in-between of needing a nap and not needing a nap. She’s tired in the afternoon and will fall asleep – especially at school where that is and always has been her routine – but then, if she sleeps for more than 45 minutes, she’s up until 10. And that’s no [...]

Sunday, December 4th, 2011

No Sleep ‘Til Bedtime

Nora said last week that she wishes we were the “kind of people that don’t sleep. Like ever.” And that seems to be pretty indicative of her tendencies lately. For three years Nora and I have had a battle going. A naptime battle that neither of us can truly claim to be victors of. Starting [...]

Sunday, November 20th, 2011


Parenting is all about milestones; worrying that your kids haven’t hit them in time, watching them struggle in the days leading up to mastery, watching them grin from ear to ear with pride as they watch themselves hit the milestones, as they conquer fears and learn new things. The milestones don’t seem to stop, really, [...]

Monday, September 5th, 2011

Like A Baby In The Sky

My day fell apart at naptime. I had one overtired three year old who refused to nap, one  overtired, teething, stuffed up six month old who refused to sleep in chunks longer than 15 minutes and who whacked me in the mouth with a rattle so hard it brought me to tears. I was tired. [...]

Monday, July 25th, 2011

The Sounds of Sleep

I lie in the middle of my bed, perfectly still, eyes wide open, ears drinking in the sounds around me: the rhythmic breathing, one fast, one slow, the sounds of lips sucking a stout thumb, louder and louder until it ceases all together, tiny fingers scratching at sheets (an odd baby ritual repeated now twice [...]

Friday, June 24th, 2011

Naptime Autocorrect

Nora decided not to nap today. Instead she played on the Ipad by herself for almost an hour. At the end of the quiet time she somehow sent Ken an email. Hopefully the autocorrect on one word isn’t any sort of foreshadowing of her future…

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