The Cunningham Family: Around Here: Week 18 2020 – Parenting Twins Article

    Starting… the week with a terrible migraine on Sunday and suffering a migraine hangover on Monday.  It was so miserable. I had to ice on Sunday and didn’t get any of the things done that I had hoped to. The rest of the week my head ached off and on. Joyful… that the ukulele that the kids got from my Grandma Pansy came.  It’s blue and so cute.  They love it.  Logan learned how to play in fourth grade with…

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How to Get More Sleep as a Parent of Twins – Parenting Twins Article

Nat hosted a Facebook Live on How to Get More Sleep as a Parent of Twins, thanks to our friends at Love to Dream. Check out the video below for tons of tips on how to become more well-rested while trying to raise twins. Twiniversity has worked with Love to Dream (check out their store on Amazon) since before they were in the United States. They created their baby sleep gear to be a cross between a blanket and a…

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Under stress – A Dad trying to cope with the loss of his Partner and becoming a single parent. – Single Dad, Parents Article

It’s March and finally most of the daffodils are just starting to emerge. Let’s hope the weather is kind to them. Sadly the early blooms didn’t last too long. Three storms in as many weeks proved too much for them. They weren’t the only thing that the storms have put under stress. My sleeping is poor at the best of times. But with the constant wind and rain slamming into the house my sleeping has become even more erratic. It’s…

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Counting Stars: Ways to help toddlers who resist sleep – Parents Article

Count yourself among the rare and lucky if you are a parent of a toddler who willingly—maybe even eagerly—hops right into bed for a peaceful night’s sleep, because most families with toddlers experience bedtime challenges. In fact, it’s part of the delightful package called toddlerhood! It’s so common, that it’s estimated that one in three children under the age of 5 either takes a long time to fall asleep; refuses to go to their bed; cries at bedtime; gets out…

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Hanging on – A Dad trying to cope with the loss of his Partner and becoming a single parent. – Single Dad, Parents Article

After all the bad weather. The floods. The driving rain. The damaging winds. After three storms. Conditions which have proved too much for the early daffodils. The snowdrops are still hanging on. They are truly wonderful little delicate flowers. Hanging on applies to the humans as well. Son’s anxiety levels are definitely spiking now. He is returning to the outside world after 10 days of safety within the confines of his house and garden. Days of not needing to build…

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Confusional Arousals – AKA Why Children Wake in Tears After a Nap – Parents Article

I’m often contacted by parents who are worried that their children (usually toddlers) wake seemingly inconsolable after sleep, usually naps. They describe children who won’t settle (even for their usual fail-safes), can’t be reasoned with and seem in great discomfort. This crying lasts anything from a couple of minutes, to ten or twenty minutes, or more. This pattern is characteristic of a condition known as Confusional Arousal disorder. In adults, this parasomnia (a disorder that commonly affects falling asleep, waking up,…

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Twin Bassinet Review: Little Folks Twin EZ Fold Ultra Compact Double Bassinet by Delta – Parenting Twins Article

Looking for a twin bassinet to give your newborn twins a more portable and safe sleep option? Check out the Little Folks Twin EZ Fold Ultra Compact Double Bassinet by Delta (CLICK TO BUY). In this video, Nat will give you the full scoop on this new option for twins and give her honest opinion on it. Twin Bassinet Review What is the best bassinet for twins? The Little Folks Twin EZ Fold Ultra Compact double bassinet is a great…

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Two quotes – A Dad trying to cope with the loss of his Partner and becoming a single parent. – Single Dad, Parents Article

“I AM DIFFERENT NOT LESS” – Dr Temple Grandin Another week we dust ourselves down and go again. Although the route is still shrouded in mist and we face countless dead ends – we must keep going. If not for me but for our son. A session with a new health professional. Always a good sign when she does not ask me what I want, she asks our son. The health professional is going to contact school to see what…

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Sleep Regressions: A Tired Twin Mom’s Advice – Parenting Twins Article

Learn about sleep regressions: why they happen, how long they last, and how you can help your twins to get through it and get back to dreamland. Welcome to the Twilight Zone. Getting twins to sleep is a challenge of its own. Then around the months of four, six, nine, twelve, and eighteen and one more time at two years of age sleep regressions rear their ugly head. What are sleep regressions? Sleep regressions are a period of time when…

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Responding to Nightmares – Parenting Now! – Parents Article

Did you have nightmares as a kid? Even if you don’t remember having them, chances are you probably did. And, for some of us, our childhood nightmares were so powerful that we still remember them to this day! Childhood nightmares are common in children 3-5 years old. With changes to their routine (starting in preschool or daycare) and growing an ever-expanding imagination, preschoolers may start processing their feelings through their dreams, including nightmares. It can be difficult for parents to…

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