WARNING. This is A RANTY POST. It is partly tongue in cheek, because I try to be vaguely witty and sarcastic in my grumpiness but it is also a reminder to people that there are people out there who are TIRED, very tired, and not by choice. Sleep deprivation, when you are not able to […]
My name is Karen, or at least I think it is… short term memory loss, the by product of sleep deprivation no one tells you about!
My name is Karen, or at least I think it is. You see, I suffer from short term memory issues. It’s a problem I have had for a couple of years. I suffer from short term memory loss beyond the usual joking about “baby brain” or “mummy brain”. You see, I am chronically sleep deprived. […]
There, I said it. My kid doesn’t sleep. Ok, he does, but he doesn’t sleep well sometimes and we still have nights where he wakes once, if not more than once, sometimes up to three times. He needs help to go back to sleep and he often wakes early (and I mean early, before 6am) […]
I have always said that Mum instinct is very rarely wrong and that if you feel that something is amiss with your kid(s) you should act on it. I have been proven right before, twice, with health issues with my children, once when I put my foot down and pushed past a whole host of […]
I do. I medicate him! That’s shocking, isn’t it? What’s even more shocking is that I medicate him so he will go to sleep. I’m such an awful, terrible, selfish mother, aren’t I? There. The truth is out. Judge away. Judge a lot. Lecture me on how I should do bedtime, and ask me if […]
It’s no secret that I don’t get much sleep. My lovely boy doesn’t sleep that well, or goes through patches where sleep is pretty challenging. It sometimes is good, sometimes it isn’t. We are currently in a very rough patch, due to routine changes and him being extra sensitive to change. It’s part and parcel […]
It’s funny, to be writing a positive post about sleep. This blog started as a sort of journal or place for me to get my feelings out in the midst of what was the hardest part of my parenting journey so far, when we were all so sleep deprived, our marriage was struggling, I was […]