If you’re like me, you face both the joys and the challenges of parenthood. Maybe you’re fed up with your child’s outbursts and wonder how many tantrums is too much. Maybe you want to address his misbehavior with empathy and patience. Perhaps 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 2010, Sleeping Should Be Easy continues to make an impact:
“Hi Nina! I discovered your blog today, through Pinterest. I think your way of writing is delicious. My husband and I have a 19 mo son, I work with 0-6 yo kids and I’m a specialist in early childhood. I’m learning a lot from your articles. I like the simple and clever explanations with concrete tips, thanks for sharing and adding from your own experience!!” -Noémi
“I love your website and all tips! It’s really helped me with my 2 year old son not only in being able to understand his behavior but in being mindful of how we are parenting. Your articles and advice have been so helpful to our family!” -Kirina
“Nina, you know I have been following your blog for a little while now – and I just wanted to reach out and tell you that you have done an AWESOME job with it. The content is ALWAYS top notch – which I am so impressed by – how on EARTH do you find the topics and the time to write so thoughtfully every single time… and then the colors and the layout… You will think I am nuts – but I am at peace when I look at your site – everything looks so nice and neat – and flows well. It suits my type-A personality so well!” -Tove
“I just love to read your posts and be reminded of the important lessons I need to learn and re-learn as a parent!” -Lisa
“I have been following your blog/newsletter for quite some time now, and find it to be very helpful with my 3-year-old daughter!” -Jennifer
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. Or 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.
Who am I?
I’m Nina, a mom to three boys, including twins. I’ve been happily married to my husband for seven years. I’m a Southern Cali girl, hence the references to beautiful weather and unbelievable traffic (they’re all true). I hold a bachelor’s degree in graphic design. And I cook almost every night—and actually like it.
I also wrote books and courses about parenting, twins and helping children learn. Scroll to the top and click ‘shop’ to see my latest projects!
Besides parenting, some of the topics I’m passionate about include:
- Our food systems: growing and buying local food.
- Personal finance: learning how to live with enough, living frugally and finding ways to earn more income.
- Social justice: supporting women and girls especially in the developing world.
- Psychology and sociology: learning about how we behave and think the way we do.
- Education: encouraging children to learn and succeed in school, careers and in their lives.
- 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.
If you’re new around here, check out the popular posts on the left side of the page. And keep in touch by signing up for my email list: you’ll receive exclusive content you won’t find on the blog. Readers have told me that the SSBE newsletter is one of the best they’ve seen. You’ll also get my ebook, “Time Management Strategies for the Overwhelmed Mom,” FREE when you sign up.
Again, welcome! Thanks for reading along and joining me.
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