The pictures in magazines show families so happy — all cuddled up in the family bed, smiling and laughing together. It seems so idealistic. So perfect. So … yeah right.
In my work with women for years, I have yet to find a family that feels that happy by 8 p.m. each night.
Mostly, there’s a lot of nagging. And pushing. And prodding.
Because children of all ages have minds of their own and their minds are often not on going to bed.
Their minds are on other more important things. Like if you will read to them, one more time. Or getting a cup of water. Or having monsters scared away from under the bed.
In other words, evenings are a hot mess for a lot of families.
If this is you, you are not alone.
In this week’s podcast, I’m sharing just why our evenings can feel so chaotic and crazy — and how that truly impacts our bedtime routines for ourselves.
Your bedtime routine might say as much about your life as anything you do. If it’s calm and peaceful, your family is likely calm and peaceful. If it’s wild and chaotic, your life may feel wild and chaotic.
What kind of a bedtime routine do you really want? You get to decide.
Listen to the podcast episode below.
Inside this Episode
- What happens when we are too tired for bedtime
- What highly sensitive moms do NOT need to do at bedtime.
- What we really end up doing with the kids — instead of what we want to be doing.
- The importance of making time for relaxing and connecting.
- Focusing on what’s working and what is not working.
- Put self-care earlier into your day to see a real change.
Resources inside this Episode