Tiny Feet in the Back: Sleep Secrets

Photo by Jeanine Edwards
Sleep -- we all do it, but talk about something personal! From side sleepers to wrapped in the covers on their tummy sleepers, we all do it differently.

We're delving into dreamland with moms' sleep secrets here on the The Stir, and today we're talking to Jeanine Edwards, editor of MomFinds, a great go-to for picks for parenthood.


What are your best getting to sleep tips?

Establish a bedtime routine and try to go to bed at the same time every night. I find that not only helps with getting my daughter to sleep, but it also works for me. I also think not having a TV in the bedroom makes it much easier for me to fall asleep.

Who's sleeping with you?

I hope I don't get virtually scolded too bad for this, but my daughter. I've said that when she turns 2 in July, we'll start the transition to her big-girl bed. Wish me luck.

Who steals the covers?

The one good thing about sleeping with someone smaller than you is there's no issue of stealing covers. Now tiny feet in your back or throat, that's a different story.

How do you wake up in the morning, and how long does it take you to get out of bed? What's the first thing you do?

Because I often work into the wee hours of the morning, I actually do need an alarm to wake me up. Once I'm awake, though, I'm awake. I'm usually out of bed within a few minutes ... and logged on to my computer shortly thereafter.

Do you dream? Care to share one?

I don't think I sleep enough hours to dream. When I do dream, though, it's often about things I want to blog about. Or things I can turn into a blog post. Boring, I know.

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