This is How We Do: Bedtime



Bedtime: the struggle is real. Today we’re talking about how we handle the end of the day—who’s in charge of the routine, what tricks we use to keep our kids sleeping as long as possible, and what creative stunts our children can be found pulling at the 8pm hour. We all commiserate over sleep deprivation during those newborn months and April shares her personal philosophy on how getting your baby to sleep is kind of like meeting someone’s pit bull.

We hope this conversation makes you smile and reminds you that you are not alone in your bedtime trials!

Show Notes

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TIHWD: Quiet Time

The Battles We Choose by Ashlee Gadd


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Related Coffee + Crumbs Essays:  Leaving the Day | The Sacrilege of Bedtime Prayers | Quitting Time | Sometimes Babies Don’t Sleep | Rock-a-bye Baby

Show credits: 

Hosted by Indiana Adams, Ashlee Gadd, and April Hoss, produced by Katie Leipprandt, edited by Kyle Cummings.

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