Sleep

Could Back Problems Be Causing Your Insomnia?

by Chrystal Johnson September 6, 2013

Sponsored Article Do you have insomnia or problems sleeping at night? If so, you’re not alone. At least 60% of people say they have some sort of sleep issue. If you’ve tried all of the common natural insomnia remedies and all of the advice about creating a sleep routine and still can’t seem to pinpoint […]

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And Then There Were Three…

by Chrystal Johnson May 20, 2013

See that sweet baby sleeping on my chest? That’s Zoë as a newborn. My sweet little 10 lb. 1 oz. baby girl. I can’t believe that picture was taken 5 years ago! I have delayed writing this post because I feel like every time I say something about the girls making a positive step towards […]

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Lullaby Earth Super Lightweight, Non-Toxic 2-Stage Crib Mattress

by Chrystal Johnson August 15, 2012

One of the things I didn’t think about when my girls were born that there was a possibility that crib mattresses were toxic. So I was disturbed to learn that nearly three-quarters of crib mattresses in the US contain suspect or dangerous chemicals (Source). While my girls never slept in their cribs for more than […]

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Implementing a Quiet Time Routine

by Chrystal Johnson August 6, 2012

I have never been one for scheduling nap time. I have worked very hard to teach the girls to listen to their bodies and develop a natural rhythm. It has worked well for us until recently. Zoë stopped taking regular naps about 6 months ago, and it in last month Kaylee has been napping very […]

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Holistic Baby Sleep System

by Chrystal Johnson May 17, 2012

As new parents, Brian and I were definitely sleep deprived. Zoë is finally sleeping through the night at age 4, and at age 2, Kaylee still wakes during the night needing comfort. I know we’re not alone. We co-sleep, because it works best for us, and I’m not a fan of modern-day sleep-training methods. But […]

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Words From the Mouth of a Co-Sleeping Child

by Chrystal Johnson December 14, 2011

We have been co-sleeping since Zoë was just an infant. Brian, Zoë, Kaylee and I all still sleep in the same bed (if only they made a bed bigger than a California King!), and I can’t imagine it any other way. I love knowing that our girls are laying next to us, safe and warm. […]

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Our Ever-Changing Co-Sleeping Arrangements

by Chrystal Johnson August 25, 2010

Before Kaylee was born, I wrote about my thoughts and feelings on co-sleeping, and how I wondered what it would be like to co-sleep with two little ones. Then I gave an update on our co-sleeping arrangements after Kaylee was born. It has been a while since I talked about co-sleeping (Kaylee is already 6 […]

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Co-Sleeping with Two Under Two

by Chrystal Johnson April 22, 2010

I’ve written about co-sleeping in the past, but that was before Kaylee was born. Now that she’s 2 ½-months old, I wanted to share what I’ve learned about co-sleeping with two under two. I can sum up the lesson in one word: Flexibility. Over the last two months, we have slept in so many different […]

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Finding Your Own Parenting Style

by Chrystal Johnson February 8, 2010

This post is part of the 2010 API Principles of Parenting blog carnival, a series of monthly parenting blog carnivals, hosted by API Speaks. Learn more about attachment parenting by visiting the API website. ***** Finding your own parenting style can seem like a daunting task in the beginning. One friend recommends one book, while […]

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Co-Sleeping Comes Naturally

by Chrystal Johnson December 21, 2009

Before having children, I would never have thought in a million years that I’d be a co-sleeper. I was sure that my baby would sleep in her crib and hubby and I would sleep in our bed. All of that changed the day Zoë was born. She slept better lying on my chest, so I […]

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