Hi! I'm Kelly.

As a writer, I've always been interested in family stories. When I heard of a Satanic cult in my family tree, I thought I'd found the story of a lifetime. Read more.

Sleep Like a Baby

Sleep Like a Baby

When you have a newborn, everyone expects you to be tired.

They ask how you're sleeping and cluck their tongues over tales of your exhaustion.

When you have a one-year-old who sleeps like a newborn, you try to suffer through it without complaint because you've obviously done something to cause this situation. You've coddled your baby into codependency or denied him some comfort essential for the confidence to sleep through the night.

I agonized over sleep training tactics with my first son. Finally I resorted to the cry-it-out method, feeling guilty all the while. When it worked, I told myself I wouldn't hesitate to use the same technique with my second son. I didn't consider how I'd make the cry-it-out method work with a toddler sleeping down the hall.

This is all to say that I am very, very tired, and running out of ideas, and getting desperate for a decent night's sleep. I can think of little other than cool sheets and silence and blissful oblivion.

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Sleep Like a Baby, Part Two

Sleep Like a Baby, Part Two

Flurries

Flurries