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If anyone has any credibility, Kendra Fletcher over at Preschoolers and Peace, does. She did an outstanding post about getting babies to sleep through the night that I think anyone can appreciate. I do something similar, but she explained it so well I wanted to link to it today.

Sleeping Through the Night


Related to this, I think you'd be encouraged by this post on Establishing the Nighttime Normal, as well as that mother's whole section on nighttime parenting.

Many years ago now, a friend introduced me to the term of "parenting as ministry." While that concept wasn't completely new to me, that phrase was the one that came to mind during especially difficult mommy times.

For me, I found that there were things I could do to help ensure that I got enough sleep (needed to be a "good mom"), while at the same time caring for my children's night time needs. For me, I need to maintain at least one to two nighttime nursings to keep up an abundant milk supply. I was able to find ways to do that and still help them develop good sleep patterns and be well rested.

Just wanted to add some other ideas to the mix for encouragement!

June 19, 2008 at 5:34 PM  

I'll check out those links. For whatever reason, my nursing babies always kept one 3 a.m. feeding until they were weaned. It might have been habit, but like you said, I was still able to establish good sleep patterns (my kids are all good sleepers) and still feel halfway normal. I was pretty much asleep for that feeding anyway...

June 19, 2008 at 6:10 PM  

hi there. I'm a new blogger, also a minister's wife, and like your site. I wanted to invite you to check out my blog at and see if you might want to link to it. Thanks

June 20, 2008 at 3:40 PM  

Greetings to you! Thanks for popping over to my blog and thanks so much for your encouragement! I have enjoyed your postings and I too love the title of your blog, as I can relate incredibly to it! Blessings to you!

June 21, 2008 at 6:16 AM  

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