Monthly Archives: February 2012

OBB update: Nights looking brighter

Three weeks ago, I committed to helping Sophie sleep better in the middle of the night. Since she turned three months old, her six and seven hour stretches of sleep vanished and she began waking every hour or so. She’d … Continue reading

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Week 9: Walking in Switzerland

I am thawing. Finally. After weeks of below-freezing temperatures, Switzerland is warming up. Afternoons are flirting with 50 degrees. (Having lived in Florida for eight years, I’m still not used to being excited about 50 degrees weather. But following 0 … Continue reading

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Just for fun: Onsies for Mom, etc.

We must get about half a forest worth of junk mail every day. I rarely look at the stacks of sale papers except to bind them for recycling. But the other day, I thumbed through a mailer and found some … Continue reading

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Week 8: Appreciating European laundry

This weeks assignment isn’t so much a challenge but an acknowledgment. The realization that there are silver linings to be found just about anywhere. And it revolves around dirty clothes. Before moving to Switzerland I had lived in about 122 … Continue reading

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Week 7 follow up: Guilt with a geeky twist

OK, so, reality check. Maybe Mom (or dad, or parent, or whatever) guilt and worry may never really go away. But as I set out last week to put off feeling guilty until Sunday, a tip I got from a … Continue reading

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Week 7: I’ll feel guilty on Sunday

I feel guilty that: Sophie’s not getting good enough sleep. That she doesn’t have a consistent eating schedule. I don’t work out enough. My language deficiencies are staggering. I don’t cook enough, clean enough or get out of the house … Continue reading

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OBB rededicated: To the middle of the night

Sleep training has been a blessing and a curse. I tend to like things to go, well, exactly the way I think they should. By the book. Over in an instant. Perfect results. No turning back. So when Sophie nailed … Continue reading

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