If you have kids, I can guarantee that you have dealt with sleep deprivation at some point! That fact combined with excellent advice from several of my blog friends has made my Coping With Sleep Deprivation post consistently popular. This post has been my top post in previous years; this year it did very well with 28,255 views. It’s a few years old, but this advice is timeless. Even champion sleepers take a few weeks to adjust to life outside the womb; this post is about how to cope with the sleep deprivation while you figure out the whole sleep thing! Some of my favorite tips came from parents whose children had sleep disorders or medical problems that meant that it was months or even years before they could sleep through the night.
If you are pregnant or have a newborn, you may also like these posts:
- Enjoying Newborn Parenting – because it really does go by quickly, and it is all too easy to miss it because you are so sleep-deprived.
- Baby Wearing 101: Slings, Wraps, and Carriers Explained – wearing your baby can transform your life, especially if you have a good baby carrier! This post explains the differences between the different kinds of baby carriers.
- Newborn Photography Tips – you don’t need a fancy camera for these tips!
Mia’s #3 post is Newbery Winners by Grade Appropriateness! with 16,684 views for the year. This list features several of my favorite chapter books for kids! Mia runs a collaborative Pinterest board where 103 different contributors share their favorite books for kids that I also recommend checking out!
What is your top tip for coping with sleep deprivation? Do you have a favorite Newbery Medal book? Lois Lowry’s Number the Stars made a big impression on me as a child; I plan to introduce Emma to it when she is 10, the same age as the book’s protagonist Annemarie.
If you blog, what was your third most popular post in 2014?