5 Sleepy Rituals for Tired Parents by Awesomely Awake

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5 sleep rituals for tired parents

It’s funny that I’m writing about sleep.

Because for a year and a half sleep has been hard for me.

I get to sleep fine and, if I’m lucky, I stay asleep for a good solid stretch of time and wake my normal, happy, rambunctious self.

There are other days when a child wakes me or a noise wakes me or my brain wakes me.

And then I find myself AWAKE in that awful way I don’t want to be: Mind buzzing. Worries floating. Fears rising.

The worst of this was when my husband was unemployed.

But, even once we were back on solid ground, financially, I still found myself not sleeping.

ABOUT SHAWN: Shawn Ledington Fink is the author of The Playful Family. She has been using these mantras and many others as she navigates being an intentional mother of twins, who are now 6 years old. A writer and journalist for nearly 20 years, she has a love of words and being a peaceful, playful and creative Mama. She loves inspiring other families to slow down and inject meaningful moments into their everyday life on her blog Awesomely Awake. You can find out more about her on Pinterest, Facebook and Twitter.



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