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About this blog: I'm a wife, stay-at-home mom, home cook, marathon runner, and PhD. I recently moved to the Silicon Valley after completing my PhD in Social Psychology and becoming a mother one month apart. Before that, I ran seven marathons incl... (More)
About this blog: I'm a wife, stay-at-home mom, home cook, marathon runner, and PhD. I recently moved to the Silicon Valley after completing my PhD in Social Psychology and becoming a mother one month apart. Before that, I ran seven marathons including Chicago and Boston. Exercise is an integral part of my life. I hope to one day go back to long distance running and tackle the New York City Marathon. Right now I run after my one year old son. Although I am a stay-at-home mom, we are rarely "at home." My mom also stayed at home with my brother and me. She warned me that, although rewarding, it can be isolating. So, with her help, I learned the importance of getting out into the community and meeting other mothers. On the rare occasion when I am at home and have a hand or two free, I squeeze in time to scrapbook. As a new mom, many challenges are thrown my way. I hope my opinions, triumphs, and struggles help experienced parents reminisce, new parents cope, and parents-to-be get an honest glimpse of what the first years of motherhood can entail. (Hide)
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Our kids' alarm clocks
Uploaded: Sep 24, 2015
Our son started preschool this fall. One of the many things we did to prepare him for school was change his sleep schedule. Like most parents, we hope he arrives at school both on time and well rested.
My original plan was just to gradually shift his bedtime earlier over the course of the summer. But, with a family vacation planned for the beginning of August, I ended up waiting until after our trip to alter his sleep. Vacations usually mess up our kids' schedules and this one was no different.
His sleeping patterns didn't change overnight but I have our daughter to thank for altering our son's sleep. After our vacation she not only woke up early but also made sure all of us knew she was awake and ready to play. Our son is now used to his sister's "wake up call" and is generally happy to wake up to her babbles. And whether she likes it or not, he doesn't hesitate to return the favor when he is the one waking up first.
How did you change your children's sleep schedules to prepare for the school year?
What is it worth to you?
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