This is me tired but smiling. This morning was the exact opposite. I was frayed and frazzled. Let me say one thing about teachers: They are some of the hardest most gritty people I've ever met. Now that the day is finally winding down and the school chaotic haze is fading, I'm proud to be one of them. Being a 1st year teacher is no joke. There's speculation and then there's actual experiencing it first-hand. I'm grateful to be on a team that has my back. No exaggeration, if we were in a war, these would be the people I'd want next to me. Here's to an exhausting, badass school year! #lovemyteam #5thgradeteacher #warriorgoddess #warriorteacher #needanap #dismissalshenanigans
We can't keep meeting like this😉
Its been Friday all day long...but it really feels like Friday come #5pm
Good lord. That’s my child pretending to play baseball in his bed after an hour fight over napping 😒... anyone with advice on toddlers fighting naps, feel free to comment! And trust me he IS tired... yawning, rubbing eyes, the whole deal. When you know he’s tired and needs the nap but fights it to no end 😑. Helpppp! Lol #toddlerlife #naptime #momlife #needanap #terribletwos #boymom
Notice a sudden sleep regression when your baby is around 8 months? You aren't alone! The 8 month sleep regression is all thanks to the developmental milestones that are happening around 8 months, 9 months, and 10 months. At this stage, most babies are making great strides physically – learning to crawl, to pull up, to cruise, etc. There’s also a lot of brain development happening at this stage. Your baby is absorbing language like crazy! Finally, most babies are cutting at least a few teeth during this season. Add it all up, and you get more night waking, shorter (or even skipped) naps, and one cranky baby on your hands.
It's not always easy, but it helps to know it's completely normal and expected! Have you experienced the 8 month sleep regression?
#sleeptips #babysleep #bringbackbedtime #goodnightsleeptight #bettersleep #sleeptips #goodnightsleeptips #naptime #naps #needanap #momlife #familysleep #familytime #happybaby #toddlerlife #toddlers #momlifeisthebestlife #petitejoys #motherhoodmoments #motherhoodunplugged #letthembelittle #worldoflittles #magicofchildhood #motherhoodrising #childhoodunplugged #candidchildhood #uniteinmotherhood #dailyparenting #letthekids #littleandbrave
bummer poems // really struggling with feeling "real" lately- it's hard to work on being BoPo when i'm still tenuous with this new state my body is in. that being said this smoothie was friggen gorge and i only spilled 1 acre or so of bluebs on the ground 🌝🎉 only three more days before I move back to the city! i've been working in a town of 250 people up north and while i'm gonna miss my clients n pals i'm ready to like, go to a store lol.
Did I feel like working out this morning? No. .
Just like you I have a bunch of excuses;
😴 I did NOT get enough sleep
😷 I have a sick kid who needed extra cuddles after another coughing fit in the middle of the nigh 🤗 I’m super crampy
🤯 I need to pack for a week away and the lists are endless.... .
Every day you have a choice: let those excuses dictate your day (mine is distinctly different if I give into those excuses) OR start your day with intention and be in control of the controllables.
#itsachoice #flexitfriday #needanap #prevacationmode #deefalkinerfitness
Been on duty since the start of term and feeling a little knackered now... #stamina #needanap
My first day of school picture! My family showed me some extra love this morning...They are always my biggest supporters! It was a great day...but I’m glad tomorrow’s Friday!!! #longweek #lotsofsteps #needanap
Who doesn't love sleep, right?! I know I do! And it was brutal when I wasn't getting enough. I think back to that time in my life and wonder how I ever got through it. I only took 6 weeks of maternity leave and went back to work full time. Sleep deprivation on top of the crying episodes were almost too much for me to handle. To add to the mix, I had also had postpartum depression. I wouldn’t wish that on any parent. I felt like I couldn’t do anything right. I began reading every single book out there on infant sleep. I'm happy to say we got through it! My sleep story played a big part to me deciding to become a Certified Child Sleep Consultant, and I truly love helping other Moms and Dads get through it without as much struggle as I dealt with. Hearing the utter relief in their voices when they change their current story into a success story means SO MUCH to me! .
What's your sleep story right now?
Please sign me up, this may be the only class I can get Honors in.
The Hashtag burger! Half pound patty with fried ham bacon fried onions hashbrowns pulled pork barbecue sauce lettuce tomato and mayo!#Needanap #needadiet
It's rainy and overcast here today but....
The lawn is being watered which makes our water bill happy.
The flowers are being watered which makes my heart happy.
The lakes are refilling for boating and happy animals.
This is perfect napping weather.
My son LOVES soccer in the rain.
#silverlining #therealwaysisone #gotshitdone #needanap #rainyday