I think it’s safe to say, at some point, all parents have been there- exhausted, mentally drained and praying for a full night of sleep as we finally convince our mom-brain to slow down long enough to finally fall into a deep rem state. And then it happens. It starts out low and you lie there thinking “maybe she will magically go back to sleep on her own,” and just as soon as it’s quiet and you have a small glimmer of hope, the quiet whimpering turns into a full-blown meltdown.
In the article ‘The 3 A.M. Struggle Is Real,’ published by Today Parenting, the author makes an important and easily forgettable point that has made my late-night struggle a lot less daunting. [READ MORE…]