As a new parent-to-be, people like to tell you how little sleep you’re going to get for basically the next 18+ years of your life. Which is a super nice thing to do to an expectant parent, by the way. Which is to say it’s a really horrible thing, and people should stop doing it. Let’s all make a pact, OK? No more scaring parents-to-be with tales of no sleep. Deal? And on that note, let’s talk about sleep!
Lesson of the Week
Given how important sleep is, it’s a wonder parents survive their children’s infancy at all, if you believe the horror stories.
Thought Provoker of the Week
Granted, some people claim they can get by on very little sleep — and these folks seem to be doing pretty well with less shuteye.
Recipe of the Week
If you do care about sleep, though, these sleep-enhancing recipes might help you have a better shot at getting some when you have the chance.
Product of the Week
I bought a memory foam mattress a couple of years ago and absolutely love it. It sits on a platform instead of a box spring, so it’s a nice, clean look in addition to a great night’s sleep. My kiddo-co-creator likes a softer sleep, though, so we got one of these plush toppers, and it does the trick for him without bothering me one bit.
Laugh of the Week
Regardless of whether a kid is a good sleeper or not, I’m sure there are nights when this applies for just about everyone. (WARNING: Contains a certain word. Repeatedly.)