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Link Round-Up: I Think My Baby is a Werewolf Edition

You may have noticed the blog’s been dark for a couple of weeks.  I could hem & haw and give you excuses, but hey, isn’t a picture worth a thousand words?

Pip vs. Owl

Sure, he looks all sweet & innocent there, but once dark comes, he transforms into a squealing, non-sleeping, gum-gnashing little monster. I think we’ve actually turned the corner on the 4-month sleep regression, but during July’s full moon, when Pip was squealing at 2 or 3 a.m. (after having been up at midnight, 1 a.m. and again at 5 a.m.), I was pretty convinced he was actually a baby werewolf with alopecia.

So, if the blog is ever dark when it shouldn’t be, you can blame that guy up there most likely.  The thing is, my priorities go like this:

  1. Health, safety & well-being of Pip, T, myself, & our menagerie of animals.
  2. Freelance clients.
  3. Regular updates to this here blog.

That leaves out a LOT of other priorities, but you get the picture.  So, even though you should update your blog regularly and consistently, sometimes life is going to prevent that — and that’s OK.  And that goes for most facets of your business.  Sometimes an order gets messed up, or a customer service experience is less than stellar.  The important thing to do is to own up (or blame a baby who may or may not be a werewolf) and do what you can to make it right.  (Here are some tips on what to do when you mess up.)

So, in the spirit of honesty, please bear with me as I learn to work in proper updates here along with balancing my need for sleep with my werewolf-baby’s need to squeal and/or eat.

And now, on to the links!

Have a great week, everyone!


Friday Link Round-Up: Sleep Edition

Snow Day Schmo by Elizabeth Ditty

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.)