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Sleep Crutch

Restless. She cries and sits up, reaching over for me. Alex rolls her over his body into my arms. She melts onto my chest, her head in the dip of my collarbone, her little face turned towards mine. The heat…

I’m Not Against CIO, I’m For WIO

I’m often asked “So you’re against CIO?” No. I’m not “against” CIO. I don’t use CIO. I have reasons why CIO isn’t a tool that I choose. And I don’t spend much time thinking about those reasons anymore. Being “against”…

Haha Just Kidding on the Sleep Thing

Dear Daughter, Haha apparently you were just kidding with the sleep thing. After I wrote the letter that you were sleeping through the night at 23 months old? Daylight savings time happened. And a cold happened. And your two year…

Parenting Like a Marathon

“Does anyone else find later stages more difficult than the newborn one?“- A question asked in the WIO group. It varies. I find that I struggle at different points in time. I compare it to a marathon. At different points…

The Shifting of Naps in Toddlerhood

Dear Daughter, You’re twenty months old today! You’ve been working on trying to figure out what new napping pattern makes sense for you, and you’re hovering between those two places at the tail end of your journey to independent sleep.…