a BIG thanks to all that left me a comment on this post... what do I do about...
I received so many wonderful comments and great ideas. I encourage if you are walking in similar shoes as we are that you spend some time reading the comments in my post. Wonderful thoughtful encouraging words!
This is what I have changed in our bed time routine...
- no more iPad in his bed
- once Crew goes to sleep which is around 7:45 or 8PM it is quite time all lights are out in the house and we snuggle on the couch together for 15 mins watching cartoons or a movie that he gets to pick out. I also explained all of this to Grayson that after Crew goes to sleep it is quite time and mommy time to sit together and snuggle.
After our snuggle time we go to his room and get ready for bed and read two books.
We say our prays I explain to him that he has to stay in bed because it is time to sleep and mommy needs to go to sleep too.
I have consistently done this since last Friday and the past four nights have been successful. He may get out once, but I just walk him back upstairs and he stays in his bed. I haven't sat outside of his room for a week now and it feels wonderful. I am able to have my time and time with Chad as well.
Looking back I feel as if I was the problem and I am glad I stepped out of the situation listened to other mommy's and changed our bedtime routine.
Thanks for being there for me...big hugs!
I will be the first to say if this doesn't continue to work I will try something else also glad I am not alone in this bedtime battle!
I am also thinking of doing my series that I did two summer's ago called:
this is a series where other working mommy's, like me, can be a guest blogger on my blog and share their family and ideas they have to how they make it all work and balancing motherhood and working outside of the home.
So who out there would be interested in doing something like this?
If so email me at
I think we will do the posts starting in July.