bedtime routine

A list of great ideas for any stage, from newborn to school-age.
Back-to-school is officially a "season." Depending on where you live in the United States, it starts in early August and ends around the third week of September.
My daughters are 6, 4 and 2-years-old. Bedtime is the antithesis of all of their little hopes and desires. And, due to my reliance on bad habits to get through the early stages of motherhood, only the third child has grasped the concept of going to sleep on her own. (I know, I know...)
Having turned 70, I know I am officially old. Granted, aging has slowed me down a bit. I walk slower, take longer to remember things, and have a harder time getting up from the floor when I play with my grandkids. But going to bed? Why has that become such a long process?
It's up to those of us who love children and have great dreams for the next generation. Which is why setting an intention
The president isn’t perfect when it comes to getting enough rest, but he's doing several things right.
In honor of Father's Day, this post was going to be a collection of memories about how my dad had an impact on my bedtime ritual. It was huge -- for one thing, he got me to stop sucking my thumb by telling me I would end up looking like Bugs Bunny. I trusted him because he said I could keep my blankie -- just don't suck my thumb.
While there is truth that coloring is an enjoyable and focused activity that can make excellent use of your time, the benefits that it gives you cannot be underemphasized.
Be aware that a full moon may affect your and your children's sleep and mood. Knowing this can help you understand if your child acts out during the corresponding daytime. Sticking with healthy sleep and nutrition routines can help minimize the effects of the lunar cycle.
One great thing about owning a smartphone is having the ability to have multiple alarms set on any given day. Most people have alarms to wake themselves up in the morning, but do people use alarms to alert them to report to bed?