Any mom will tell you, getting a good night’s sleep is the best thing you can do for yourself (and your family). The problem is, sleep can be really, REALLY hard to come by when you have young kids. The last thing you want to do is sabotage the sleep you do get by sleeping on a mattress that needs to be replaced. Do you know how to tell if you need a new mattress?
Do you remember the last time you got a really good night’s sleep?
As a mom of 6, sleep has been a constant challenge. I’ve found that even though my kids are (mostly) sleeping through the night now, I’ve developed such bad sleep habits over the years that I’m still not getting enough sleep.
So what do you do if sleep has become an issue?
We’ve all heard great tips over the years for improving sleep quality (limit screen time, exercise more, set a consistent bedtime). The real trick is often motivating yourself to really make sleep a priority.
During pregnancy, it seems like everyone from your best friend to complete strangers wants to talk about what is happening to your body. It’s awkward, but when I was a first time mom I learned so many things I didn’t know I needed to know.
After pregnancy ends, the conversation stops and you are left to, more or less, fend for yourself. There’s one conversation no one is having though and it’s leaving post-partum moms in the dark.
Are you dealing with painfully clogged ducts and worried about what they mean for your breastfeeding journey?
First of all, I’m so sorry. I’ve been there. Clogged ducts are painful and they can make breastfeeding so challenging. Fortunately, we have some tried and true tips to help you treat that clogged duct and get back to normal.
I’ve worn contacts since I was 14 so wearing them is kind of second nature to me at this point. A few years ago I started having trouble wearing my contacts through to the end of the day. By late afternoon my contacts were dry and my eyes were sore. I hate wearing my glasses (and I’m just about blind) so that was driving me nuts.
After a visit to my optometrist I found out that I’d been making some rookie mistakes with my contacts. I had gotten lazy because I’d been wearing contacts for so long and was doing some things that were causing my contacts to irritate my eyes.