Do you ever wish you had a go-to resource for all your parenting questions and challenges? Many of us struggle with parenting, which is why, here at Sleeping Should Be Easy, our goal is to provide overwhelmed moms with helpful and encouraging tips and advice to actually enjoy parenthood.
Because if you’re like me, you face both the joys and the challenges of being a mom.
Maybe you’re fed up with your child’s outbursts and wonder how many tantrums is too much or want to address misbehavior with empathy and patience. You’re struggling with balancing parenthood, work and your home. A few of you might even be parents of twins and need resources.
You’ve come to the right place.
Since it began in 2010, Sleeping Should Be Easy continues to make an impact:
“Thanks for all the great advice. I’ve read countless articles about tips & tricks for handling kids/life, but you’ve got the best. Seriously, I look forward to your emails because I know I’ll come away with something that makes me feel like I’m doing the right thing. Thanks again! You rock.” -Meredith
“Hey Nina! I really love your posts and emails. You hit the nail on the head every time and make me feel so much better! I feel like such a failure every time I lose my patience or yell but you really make me feel less alone and realize all of us moms go through it. I’m working sooooo hard to be the best mom I can be and I’m really glad I found your blog!” -Jeannie
“Hi Nina, thank you so much for your newsletter! Your advice really helped me. I was looking for a change in the way I am parenting my kids but everything seemed to be ‘tangled,’ so I didn’t know where to start. Your realistic and practical advice helped a lot as it changed my perspective and brought order and ‘light.’ Having a routine made me feel on top of things even if I am flexible and don’t always follow it 100% but knowing where I am makes me feel less ‘lost’ and I am more productive. You have helped me understand my kids better, especially when they cry and I can now have extra patience and empathy for them and I feel so much more connected. Also my toddler is amazing us every day, she is understanding me better, sleeping on her own, not throwing tantrums at noon and evening sleeping time. The list can go on. I wanted to take the time to share this with you and thank you!” -Ionela
“Reading your post has really turned my life around. I cannot thank you enough. I have a highly spirited & at times defiant 2 year old girl. She is my life & it is a miracle that we even have her (that is another story for another time), but lately I have been struggling in dealing with her. A lot. A LOT. Reading your post gave me a whole new perspective on things. On reflection, I think my attitude had been a major factor in my struggle. Anyway, to make a long story short, I have started to enjoy being a Mummy again & I cannot thank you enough. You have a fan forever!!!!” -Kellie
“Hi Nina, First of all thank you. Honestly, there are days where I feel the mom guilt eat at me in the night and think I’m the worst mom in the world and then I read one of your blogs that pertain to a situation I had earlier in the day with my preschooler and suddenly I feel better to know I’m not the only one. Yelling is my struggle right now, but thankfully I’ve found some helpful tips on how to better handle tantrums and misbehaving on your blog! Thank you!” -Andrea
“Thanks for all the advice Nina! Some great tips for handling my 3 year old boy’s challenging behavior. I get so angry sometimes at his defiance so it’s good to take a step back, breathe and think differently! Keep the advice coming—it’s really appreciated, thank you!” -Margaret
I began Sleeping Should Be Easy as an online journal about being a mom. I recorded milestones, described outings, and most importantly, I wrote parenting lessons. The blog gained momentum and resonated with other parents going through the same things.
Many wrote saying the articles helped them handle their own conflict with their kids. Others admitted they felt frustrated with parenting and found answers in the blog. Friends in my ‘real life’ who read the blog came to me with questions, looking for advice.
What this blog isn’t
You won’t find arguments for or against particular ways of parenting. I won’t persuade you to vaccinate, breastfeed or go to work. So, while I talk about breastfeeding or working moms, I share them because of my experiences. They’re by no means a call to end all formula-feeding or to tell every mom to work outside the home.
What you’ll find
Instead, we’ll discuss child development and behavior. Communicating better with our little ones, and staying sane when parenting gets the best of us. You’ll learn how to discipline a toddler who deliberately disobeys and why you should intervene when adults overwhelm your child.
Hopefully each time you read the blog, you’ll walk away with more tips and motivation on how to be a better parent. This is the useful and insightful parenting advice you’ll find here. Stuff you can apply immediately, to things to think about and implement in the long run.
And no guilt trips, either. We’re all in this together and make the same mistakes and learn the same lessons. Every article I write will help, inspire or motivate. You’ll find tips to make your life easier as well as advice to help you through the challenges of parenthood.
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Who am I?
I’m Nina, a mom to three boys, including twins. I’ve been happily married to my husband for nine years. I’m a Southern Cali girl, hence the references to beautiful weather and unbelievable traffic (they’re all true). And I cook almost every night—and actually like it.
I also wrote books and courses about parenting, twins and helping children learn. See my store right here.
Besides parenting, some of the topics I’m passionate about include:
- Education: encouraging children to learn and succeed in school, careers and in their lives.
- Personal finance: learning how to live with enough, living frugally and finding ways to earn more income.
- Our food systems: growing and buying local food.
- Psychology and sociology: learning about how we behave and think the way we do.
- Social justice: supporting women and girls especially in the developing world.
- Dancing! I can’t run for five minutes, but get me on the dance floor and I can get down for hours 🙂
The blog has grown thanks to the SSBE community. Readers like you who turn to the blog for information. To discuss thought-provoking topics and share parenting tips in the comments.
Again, welcome! Thanks for reading along and joining me.
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