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Kids Sleep Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Kids Sleep.

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Aromatherapy for the Whole Family

In the 1920's, French chemist Rene Maurice Gattefosse accidentally lit his arm on fire in his laboratory. The nearest cold liquid was a vat of lavender oil, into which he thrust his arm in an act of desperation. To his surprise, the pain subsided...  Read more

Strength Training Guidelines for Children & Teens

More and more kids are gravitating toward weight training. In most cases, strength training is safe and encouraged for kids. However, when done incorrectly, whether too intensely or too early in life, it can lead to permanent damage. Fitness trainer...  Read more

Is Evening Eating Destroying Your Weight Loss Efforts?

Balanced breakfast? Check Mid-morning snack? Check Healthy lunch with your co-workers? Check Passing up your friend's homemade cookies? Check Coming home in the evening and going on a feeding frenzy? CHECK!! Does this sound...  Read more

Crisscross Your Way To A Better Life

The fitness universe always talks about Nutrition and Exercise as if these are the only two options for getting in shape.   Want to lose the post-pregnancy padding? Nutrition & Exercise. Want to look 10 years younger? Nutrition...  Read more

Keeping Your Family Safe from the Cold & Flu

Parents do everything possible to limit germs in the home when a new baby joins the family. But during cold and flu season, it's equally important to do the same thing to protect children and adults of all ages. Remember when you asked everyone w...  Read more

Both kids and the dog and I went in another walk t
Updated 8/21/2016 10:19:38 PM

Both kids and the dog and I went in another walk tonight yesterday my daughter and I did 3.5 miles and tonight we all did another 2 miles. We are kicking butt!!!...  Read more

Proud of myself! My kids had friends over for a BB
Updated 8/21/2016 8:09:57 PM

Proud of myself! My kids had friends over for a BBQ and I saved my calories to have a burger and resisted the temptation to have chips, cookies or cupcakes. Feels good to say no!...  Read more

That place between sleep and awake, the place wher
Updated 8/21/2016 3:36:41 PM

That place between sleep and awake, the place where you can still remember dreaming, that's where I'll always love you. –Peter Pan...  Read more

The only day I can sleep in , I'm up at 3:15 am we
Updated 8/21/2016 10:13:02 AM

The only day I can sleep in , I'm up at 3:15 am well I guess it's coffee n figure out what to do with my beautiful girls today maybe the park...  Read more

Yay! Kids are in bed earlier tonight. Now I can fa
Updated 8/21/2016 6:32:59 AM

Yay! Kids are in bed earlier tonight. Now I can fall asleep earlier too. Haha I still have to prepare for back to school....  Read more

It's never too late (in the day) to exercise)!

I always heard that exercising first thing in the morning was the best b/c you're more likely to stick to your routine and you get it out of the way. This never worked for me, maybe b/c I'm not a morning person. I work out usu between 9:30 pm and 1...  Read more

Everything counts!

Everything counts! That's a good secret. Not only every bite of food counts, but every single activity counts too! Stand when your hopping on the computer to track your food or check your e-mail. Walk in place while cooking dinner. Always take the st...  Read more

You're Not The Only One Without Kids!

Welcome to our 'child free' SParkers who want a safe and honest place to discuss our choices for not having children (and all things that come from that)...  Read more

Getting Enough Sleep Could Make Kids Smarter

My kids have always been pretty good about going to bed when I tell them it's time. I'm someone who likes to stick to a schedule, so we stay consistent with bedtimes (although what time they get up and how long they nap is a totally different story....  Read more

7 Ways to Get More Sleep

In an attempt to do more laundry or squeeze in another episode of The Good Wife, almost all of us skimp on sleep. And that includes the Lehmans and Avaglianos. So we used data from their Fitbit Ultra activity and sleep trackers as...  Read more

I survived the kids sleep over

So my two kids had 6 of their friends over for a sleepover for their birthdays. I did okay on my diet. I did eat 4 pieces of pizza between last night for dinner and today for lunch but I have been very good other than that. I had all of the kids d...  Read more

While Our Kids Sleep. . .

. . .we are planning our family prank - good for unstoppable laughter 100 Check out this link if you enjoy a bit of fun! m.quickmeme.com/p/3vpa2h In the age of multi-technology, it is quite convenient to set our childr...  Read more