Shannon Glenn is the owner and founder of Sleep Well Children Consulting and a Certified Pediatric Sleep Specialist. She is dedicated to helping parents assist their children and babies in developing healthy sleep habits. With a B.A. in Psychology, Shannon has worked extensively with children and their families for over 15 years in a variety of settings. She has been offering sleep solutions for over six years.
Have a stay-cation
It’s been a long week, you and your spouse have only exchanged quick check ins with each in passing. There have been a couple of shouts to each other about basketball games, much anticipated dance recitals, or information that your favorite underwear are hanging in the laundry room. You are in need of a stay-cation. A night when you can tuck the kids into bed and have some time together. Cook dinner, rent a movie, play a game with each other, share foot rubs, have a picnic in the living room, dance with each other, spend some much needed quality time together staying right in the comfort of your own home.
It doesn’t require hiring a babysitter but it is a little more elaborate than just throwing a movie in the dvd player. Give it some thought, do a little planning with your spouse, set a date, then make the stay-cation happen. Spend some time with your spouse, spend some time on your relationship, on your marriage, it needs the most attention and often gets the least. The longer you are with your partner the easier it can be to get into a routine that doesn’t include time alone with each other. And for the family to work at its best, your marriage needs to be at its best or at least the effort at its best. Make it a priority and try to make it happen at least twice a month.
So have a stay-cation, its the best thing you can do with your spouse and you don’t even have to leave your home.
Why didn’t we try this sooner?! As we speak he is sound asleep in his crib – and has been since 7:15 pm.Karianne Wanggaard
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Working with Shannon, I went from 2-3 wake ups every night to 1 or 0. She aligned the plan with my preferred sleep cycle. She was always coaching, never judging. Shannon was great, I have referred MANY people to her! That's the best testament to her work that I can give.Laura