Once upon a time you and your partner fell in love. You were blessed with sweet little children and have grown to become a loving family. Your Christmas photo card is lovely, your Facebook page shows pictures of smiling children and your Pinterest board is full of super-parent ideas to add to your to-do list. But… how is life going? Are you really living happily ever after?
If your children are sleeping well, chances are life looks pretty good. Sure, we all have our challenges, but a well-rested family makes for happier children, happier parents and yes, a happier marriage. When our children go to bed at a reasonable hour, with no stress, it gives mom and dad a chance to remember that once upon a time, they did fall in love. Those evening hours, when the little ones are sleeping soundly, provide parents with the opportunity to reconnect and nurture their relationship.
The SleepWell Baby team has the privilege of observing the remarkable transformations of the families with whom we work. Not only do we see children’s well-being improve as a result of sleep, we have also seen couples reconnect as their family regains normalcy through rest. Here’s what our clients have told us:
“My husband and I were beyond exhausted, angry and miserable….For us to have our evenings back, and be able to enjoy our now happy baby is the best thing we could have ever asked for.”
“…we put (the baby) to bed at 7 pm and by 7:15 pm he is asleep, and (my husband) and I can have a peaceful dinner and evening to ourselves. We now have a full night’s sleep and wake up refreshed and ready to take on the day…”
“Our lives have changed. We are rested, happy and we are having fun again instead of just trying to make it through the day. Words cannot explain how grateful we are.”
“Instead of going to bed every night when our son does (because we needed the rest!) we have the freedom to put him to bed and enjoy some adult time in the evenings.”
“This program has given us predictability in our schedule, time together as a couple, a happier baby and a well-rested family! We felt like tired and frustrated zombies, but now we are normal people again!”
“I started being active again, enjoying life, feeling more peaceful, you name it! The balance to our lives as a family was saved…”
“Getting the sleep we need has allowed happiness and energy to return to our home. It has saved our family.”
Once upon a time you and your partner fell in love. You were blessed with sweet little children and have grown to become a loving family. If you find you’re not living the fairy tale you always hoped, take a look at your family’s sleep habits. Are you up all night? Do evenings mean stress and frustration? Do you have time to nurture yourself? Do you have time to nurture your relationship with your spouse?
The goal of the SleepWell Baby team is not only to help your children get the rest they need but also to restore normalcy in your family, giving you the opportunity to re-kindle your love for your partner and live your fairy tale.
Wishing you sweet dreams and happily ever after.
Alysa Dobson is a Certified Child Sleep Consultant with SleepWell Baby. She works with families to help them get the sleep they need. Alysa offers support to parents with children ages 4 months- 8 years old through both in home and remote consultations. She can be contacted at [email protected]
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