We all say "Yes" to people, commitments, projects and organizations at times when we really should say "No". We might feel guilt or fear--rationalizing our "yes" with thoughts of, "Oh, this person has 'x' going on and I don't, so I should be able to help them" or "I don't want to appear weak within this organization by not being available … Continue reading How to Say “No”
Today I'm focused on how crafting a nighttime routine (meaning you do it darn near every night) can help you improve your relationship with Sleep. And if you're like Brityn, who sleeps like a baby no matter what, this is still for you! Nighttime routine is vital to her for entirely different reasons she says-- mostly for recovering after a long day of frustration with two wild boys to better prepare for tomorrow.
Spoiler alert... Every day we wake up. I'm guessing no one is actually surprised by this, but how often are you surprised when the clock strikes 11 pm or 12 am, or worse (not that I'm judging!) and you're like totally shocked that you should be getting into bed? It may have happened at my house once or twice...again, no judgement … Continue reading It’s Complicated with: Sleep. Part 1.
The closest I’ve lived to family since becoming a parent is a 21-hour drive, so childcare solutions have become a special talent of mine. I decided very early on that being a martyr would only hurt my family; I’m an extrovert and need to leave the house. But I’ve found that my lovely introvert parent-friends … Continue reading Creative (& Cheaper) Childcare Solutions