5 Healthy Sleep Tips + A Chance To Win An Amazon Gift Card!

Disclaimer: This post was sponsored by the National Sleep Foundation as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central. All opinions expressed in my post are my own.

If you can't fall asleep, toss and turn all night, or can't sleep throughout the night, these 5 healthy sleep tips will ensure a restful night of sleep.

Sigh. Prioritizing sleep. Easier said than done, right? I’m one of those moms who choses to stay up late just to get some alone time to unwind and watch an episode of Real Housewives or catch up on a show that the kids can’t watch. But back in June I started Weight Watchers, one of the things I started doing was going to bed earlier and getting more sleep. I couldn’t believe how much better I felt getting rested sleep!

And then I kinda fell off the wagon, and started staying up later and having a glass of wine after the kids went to bed. I noticed that I’d lay down and not even be able to fall asleep, or that I would wake up for no reason at 3 AM, and wasn’t able to fall back asleep for more than an hour (and usually longer than that.)

If you suffer from insomnia (meaning you can’t fall asleep, or fall asleep but toss and turn) you are not alone. Approximately ten percent of the adult U.S. population experiences symptoms consistent with the diagnosis of insomnia.

I wanted to share some healthy sleep tips I found at the National Sleep Foundation. They provide great resources for people like me who are suffering from sleep issues (i.e. insomnia, narcolepsy, cataplexy and more.) You’ll also find out how to start a conversation with your doctor if you’re having sleep issues and need to determine how to get a better night’s sleep.

These 5 healthy sleep tips have made a huge difference in helping me fall asleep fast and sleep all night long. I feel energized in the morning instead of tired, have more energy throughout the day, and feel rested and relaxed instead of sluggish.

If you can't fall asleep, toss and turn all night, or can't sleep throughout the night, these 5 healthy sleep tips will ensure a restful night of sleep.

5 Healthy Sleep Tips

Exercise – Yep, after I quit walking regularly is when I also started staying up later. I got back into my lazy routine, and exercise stopped being a priority. And since I was staying up late, I also was tired…too tired to exercise. It’s a vicious cycle!

Exercising is so good for your body and mind. It relieves stress and helps keep you healthy. We should strive to get 60 minutes of exercise a day, and I know what you’re thinking…when do I have an hour to exercise? If you make it a priority, you’ll be surprised at how easy it is to find an hour.

If you can't fall asleep, toss and turn all night, or can't sleep throughout the night, these 5 healthy sleep tips will ensure a restful night of sleep.

It doesn’t have to be a straight hour of exercise, you can break it up. Take a quick walk during your lunch break. Instead of driving to pick up the kids from school, walk. Play outside with the kids after school. Talk a family walk. Consider getting a Fitbit and try to get 10,000 steps a day.

The National Sleep Foundation says that vigorous exercise is best, but light exercise is better than no activity. Whatever you do, it counts.

Be Comfy When You Sleep – Is your room too hot? Too cold? Ideal sleeping temperatures are between between 60 and 67 degrees. It should be quiet (I wear Drift To Sleep earplugs to cancel out Jason’s snoring,) but if you’re a person who needs some noise to fall asleep, try a white noise machine or download white noise for sleep music/sounds.

If you can't fall asleep, toss and turn all night, or can't sleep throughout the night, these 5 healthy sleep tips will ensure a restful night of sleep.

Also make sure you have a comfortable mattress and pillows. We both sleep on a  MyPillow and we LOVE them! You can adjust MyPillow to your exact individual needs regardless of sleep position. I recommend these pillows for sure!

Avoid alcohol and heavy meals in the evening – Two of my favorite things that I’d put together at 9 PM after the kids went to sleep! It’s amazing how much better you’ll sleep just by not eating and drinking late into the evening. No large meals for two to three hours before bedtime. Need a snack before bed? Have one of these light snacks 45 minutes before bed.

Avoid Electronics Before Bed – I’m guilty of this one, too. As I watch TV, drink my wine, and eat my junk food, I would also be on my phone on social media. What I didn’t know is that electronic devices can make it hard to fall asleep, because the type of light that emanates from the screens is activating to the brain.

If you can't fall asleep, toss and turn all night, or can't sleep throughout the night, these 5 healthy sleep tips will ensure a restful night of sleep.

You need time to wind down, so do something relaxing like reading or yoga. Yoga For Stress Relief is my favorite DVD. It has yoga programs for both morning and night that are either invigorating or relaxing.

Avoid Naps – Napping always sounds like a great way to catch some extra sleep, but they can actually hurt your ability to sleep at night. No more naps and go to bed at the same time each night – you’ll be surprised how much better you’ll sleep!

You’ll find more healthy sleep tips and other resources for a better night’s sleep at National Sleep Foundation. Be sure to follow the National Sleep Foundation on Facebook and Twitter to get more tips and learn more about the importance of healthy sleep. Beyondtired.org is another great resource. It helps inspire people suffering from insomnia to reach better sleep. Sleep.org also is dedicated to teaching us the benefits of positive sleep health.

Healthy sleep doesn’t have to be hard to get…you just have to know what to do to get it! What healthy sleep tips work for you?

If you can't fall asleep, toss and turn all night, or can't sleep throughout the night, these 5 healthy sleep tips will ensure a restful night of sleep.

Healthy Sleep Tips GIVEAWAY!

Guess what? I have a fantastic giveaway to share with you that’s just in time for the holidays! Enter now through November 23rd for a chance to win one of SIX Amazon Gift Cards! National Sleep Foundation is giving away (5) $100 Amazon e-gift cards and one Grand Prize $250 Amazon e-gift card. Good luck!

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Make Creamy Sausage & Spinach Pasta with REVERE Cookware ::GIVEAWAY::

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post by me on behalf of REVERE and World Kitchen. The giveaway for REVERE cookware is also hosted. All opinions expressed are my own.

Everybody has a few recipes that the entire family will eat with little to no complaints. These are your go-to recipes; your make-it-once-a-week recipes.

Sharing my recipe for Creamy Sausage & Spinach Pasta made in just 20 minutes with REVERE Cookware! Perfect for busy weeknights and kid approved!

The recipe I’m sharing today is one of those recipes. It’s my Creamy Sausage And Spinach Pasta. It’s ready in about 20 minutes, so it’s perfect as a busy week night dinner. And only ONE ingredient actually needs to be cooked – everything else can be bought at the grocery store already prepared; you just have to cut up some ingredients and open a few jars!

But before I share the recipe, let’s talk about REVERE cookware and how you win a 2-pc Stainless Steel Stainless Steel Medium Frying Pan Starter Set!

REVERE Cookware

REVERE cookware has been around more than 130 years, which tells you they are experts when it comes to long-lasting, reliable cookware that allows you to cook with confidence. Let me share a few of my favorite features of REVERE cookware.

Sharing my recipe for Creamy Sausage & Spinach Pasta made in just 20 minutes with REVERE Cookware! Perfect for busy weeknights and kid approved!

The Copper Confidence Core™ cookware comes with an aluminum encapsulated stainless steel base and a copper disc at the center, which helps heat quicker (up to 50% faster!) and more evenly, which means your meal can cook more quickly than when cooking in heavier gauge cookware. I noticed that the pots and pans heated up really quickly, melted in a snap, and seared meats beautifully.

Sharing my recipe for Creamy Sausage & Spinach Pasta made in just 20 minutes with REVERE Cookware! Perfect for busy weeknights and kid approved!

The Nest & Protect™ feature is awesome! The pans all have interlocking handles that elevate pans (like they’re almost floating) for scratch-free, space saving storage. 

Sharing my recipe for Creamy Sausage & Spinach Pasta made in just 20 minutes with REVERE Cookware! Perfect for busy weeknights and kid approved!

Say goodbye to measuring cups! The Quick Measure Marks are laser-engraved measurement marks included in sauce pans, stock pots and Dutch ovens. It comes in handy when measuring out liquids (like when I make pasta!)

Not only that, the pots and pans have Drip-Free Pouring Rims so transferring liquids or food can be done simply and without making a mess.

Other Features

All pots and pans are compatible with all cooktop surfaces, including induction. They have dual-riveted stainless steel and phenolic Stay Cool Handles that stay cool for maximum comfort and safety. This is huge for me because the girls are learning to cook and I’m always afraid they’ll burn themselves. They’re also oven safe up to 350 degrees (Dutch Oven and Braising Pans up to 500 degrees without a lid.) Everything is dishwasher safe and each piece comes with a Limited Lifetime Warranty.

Classic stainless steel resists discoloration, and does not react with food or alter flavors. So your food tastes like what it’s supposed to taste like, not what was ever in the pan the last time you used it.

The lids that come with the cookware are Tempered Glass Dome Lids, which lock in heat and moisture and make checking cooking status quick and easy. The lids are also interchangeable and compatible between both stainless steel and aluminum; Sauté Pan, Dutch Oven, Stock Pot and 10” Fry Pan can share the same lid!       

I received the 10 Piece Stainless Steel Set (MSRP $229) that comes with an 8 and 10-inch fry pan, 2-quart sauce pan with lid and 3-quart sauce pan with lids, a 6.5-quart stock pot with lid, and a 3-quart sauté pan with lid. You can purchase it at ShopWorldKitchen.com and you can also buy on Amazon.

The first time I used my new REVERE cookware, I made this quick and easy Sausage and Spinach Pasta recipe, loaded with lots of yum!

Sharing my recipe for Creamy Sausage & Spinach Pasta made in just 20 minutes! Perfect for busy weeknights and kid approved!

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Ingredients

  • 1/2 lb pasta of your choice
  • 3 tablespoons of jarred pesto (or make your own!)
  • 1 lb cooked smoked sausage, sliced
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 8 ounces bacon, cooked and chopped (save time and buy the pre-cooked bacon in the deli aisle)
  • 2 cups spinach, chopped
  • 1/4 cup of sundried tomatoes, chopped
  • 2 cups low-fat Alfredo sauce
  • Salt and fresh ground pepper, to taste
  • Chopped basil to taste (optional)

Instructions

  1. Prepare the pasta as instructed on the box.
  2. Heat the pesto over medium heat in a nonstick skillet; add the sausage, garlic, and bacon and cook for 10 minutes, stirring often.
  3. Add the spinach to the skillet and cook for 2 minutes, or until wilted. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. Add the sundried tomatoes and Alfredo sauce and stir until mixture is coated. Cook until warmed through, about 5 minutes.
  5. Add the cooked pasta and stir until well blended. Sprinkle with fresh basil, if desired.
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Sharing my recipe for Creamy Sausage & Spinach Pasta made in just 20 minutes with REVERE Cookware! Perfect for busy weeknights and kid approved!

 Want to cook the pasta even more quickly? Here’s how to make pasta FAST!

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My Morning Beauty Must Haves, Including Tom’s Of Maine Deodorant

Disclaimer: This post was developed in partnership with Tom’s of Maine. All opinions are my own.

My morning routine is a quick one, especially because I have found my favorite beauty must haves and am loyal to them. I try lots of beauty and health products because I like finding products that make me look good, but not made up. I also don’t have a lot of time in the morning to make myself up, so finding products that work consistently is also important to me. I thought I’d share some of my favorites.

My Morning Beauty Must Haves

If you're a busy mom, read about my morning beauty must haves, including Tom's Of Maine Deodorant, to help you make you're beauty routine will be a snap!

Wet Brush – I’m not the only fan of this brush, the girls are too! I have wavy hair but the girls have stick straight hair. Lila has a ton of hair, Mia’s not so much. The cool thing about the Wet Brush is that we can all use it. Use it on wet or dry hair, it quickly and painlessly detangles even the thickest, most stubborn hair. It really works. The girls also like the Detangle Brush, and it works great on their hair but not on mine.

Benefit Cosmetics sun beam – It’s sunshine in a bottle! Seriously, you’ll look like you were kissed by the sun. It’s a golden bronze highlighter that gives you a natural radiance. Just & blend over makeup on to cheek & brow bones. Sometimes I even put a bit on my eyelids instead of wearing eyeshadow.

Benefit Cosmetics Roller Lash – This tops my list of beauty must haves! Say goodbye to curling your lashes and then applying mascara because this does it all! Roller Lash not only lifts and super-curls, but it holds for 12 hours and is easy to remove.

Clinique Quick Liner for Eyes (Really Black) – This eyeliner glides on smoothly and has a rubber tip at the other end to smudge it out. And it takes no time at all to apply!

NAKED by Urban Decay – I love this eyeshadow pallette because there are a ton of nude colors that can be worn separately or together. It also comes with a great brush to apply the colors with. With the darker colors, I often times will use my MAC Eyeliner brush (that can be used wet or dry) for a different eyeliner look.

Tarte Cosmetics Amazonian Clay Foundation – This foundation gives you the full coverage of a foundation, but looks and feels light and natural like a BB cream. It’s healthy and natural for your skin, which is why I love it. Apply it with a Tarte foundation brush and it goes on quickly and smoothly. I even use it as a primer on and around my eyes and use a Benefit Cosmetics foundation brush, which is easier to get into smaller spots with than Tarte’s brush.

Tom’s of Maine Natural Deodorant – I know that over the last 6 months as I’ve been losing weight and getting healthier, I’ve been more aware of not only what I’m putting into my body, but also on my body. I’ve switched from using regular lotions to using coconut oil on my skin. And when I got the chance to try out Tom’s of Maine Natural Deodorants, I figured it was worth a shot!

If you're a busy mom, read about my morning beauty must haves, including Tom's Of Maine Deodorant, to help you make you're beauty routine will be a snap!

Tom’s of Maine harnesses the power of nature to make high quality natural toothpaste, mouthwash, dental floss, deodorant, bar soap and baby care products. Their team of dentists, scientists and herbal experts that are leaders in their fields develop a wide range of natural products and choices so people can decide what best fits with their needs and values.

I had no idea, but Tom’s of Maine natural deodorant is the best-selling natural deodorant and has been for decades. Tom’s of Maine is introducing a new deodorant formula with new and improved scents, and as always, is free of aluminum, artificial fragrances and petrochemicals. So if you’re concerned about what’s going on your skin, you need to try one of the Tom’s of Maine deodorants.

 

If you're a busy mom, read about my morning beauty must haves, including Tom's Of Maine Deodorant, to help you make you're beauty routine will be a snap!

The Long Lasting Deodorant comes in amazing natural fragrances like Fresh Apricot, Wild Lavender, Tea Tree, and Refreshing Lemongrass.  It’s clinically proven to provide you with 24-hour odor protection using odor-fighting hops and the mineral zinc.

I was told to try them for at least 7 days, and test out different scents (or unscented) to help determine the best fit for my body’s unique chemistry. My favorite deodorant was the Refreshing Lemongrass Long Lasting Deodorant. It was weird at first because I was worried about feeling “wet” since there’s no antiperspirant in it. Jason only uses deodorant, so he was used to the feeling. I eventually got used to it, and gave it a stamp of approval. The best thing about it was that it really did last a long time! You don’t have to worry about reapplying throughout the day. It works!

Note: I was told and want to pass along to you that when trying a natural deodorant for the first time it’s important to give your body time to adjust. If your body is used to a conventional product, it may need some time to adjust to a natural formula free of chemicals and artificial ingredients.

Tom’s of Maine products come in fully recyclable packaging through local municipalities or the TerraCycle Tom’s of Maine Natural Care Brigade. They never test on animals or use animal ingredients. And with every purchase, Tom’s of Maine gives 10% of profits back to helping people and the planet. Just one more reason to buy Tom’s of Maine products!

I’m not the only one switching to Tom’s of Maine. Listen to Elise explain why she did, too.

Tom’s of Maine is a staple in my beauty must haves, because it works. It even has a permanent spot on the bottom shelf of my medicine cabinet, reserved only for my must have products (I keep my makeup in a makeup case.) Which beauty must haves top your list of favorites?

Since it does such a fantastic job, it’s even getting the Mommy of a Monster stamp of approval!

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You can find Tom’s of Maine on Twitter at @TomsofMaine, on Facebook at /TomsofMaine, on Instagram at @Toms_of_Maine, and on YouTube: OfficialTomsofMaine. If you’re a fan, make sure to follow!

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5 Tips For Staying Healthy This Fall

Disclaimer: This post was sponsored by Nature Made® as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central.

It’s that time of the year! The weather’s getting colder and kids everywhere are starting to catch colds and other bugs. It’s the time of the year that my year’s always get sick. But there are some things that you can do to help prevent the kids from catching whatever’s going around. I’ve got five tips for staying healthy this fall.

5 Tips For Staying Healthy This Fall

It's that time of the year: the time everybody gets sick. I'm sharing tips for staying healthy this fall that you can start doing with your family today!

Beware of the Playground

Not just the park, but any place the kids play. I read somewhere that jungle gyms are more germ-infested than public bathrooms. Blech! While yucky to think about, it makes sense; bathrooms are cleaned regularly but playground equipment is never cleaned.

Teach your children not to touch their mouths, noses, or eyes at the playground or anywhere they’re playing on play structures. Easier said than done, I know. Before leaving the park, make sure to use antibacterial hand gel on everybody’s hands and wash them thoroughly when you get home.

And on that note…

Teach Your Kids How To Cough and Sneeze

Teach your kids to sneeze and cough into the crook of their arm instead of just coughing or sneezing into the hands or the air. If your kids have runny noses, use tissues (or our favorite, Boogie Wipes) to clean up and then wash hands.

Wash Your Hands. A lot. And Don’t Touch Anything (only kind of kidding)

When you go to any store where there are shopping carts, make sure to clean the shopping cart handles with disinfectant wipes before you touch them. This is also true for anything you touch in  other public places: the gas handle when pumping gas, opening doors, money…just about everything you touch is fair game. Now you can’t run around with wipes or wearing gloves everywhere, but once you are back in the car you can use wipes or antibacterial gel to clean your hands. And when you get home, wash them really good!

A Note For You Moms With Little Ones: If you use a fabric shopping-cart cover to protect your child from touching shopping carts, know that germs can survive longer in fabric than on the cart’s plastic handle. Make sure to wash the cover regularly. 

It's that time of the year: the time everybody gets sick. I'm sharing tips for staying healthy this fall that you can start doing with your family today!

It grosses me out to think that the kids are at school touching EVERYTHING like door knobs and  playing on the playground, coughing and wiping their noses. Then they head to lunch and eat with dirty hands. So I pack Wet Ones Singles in the kids’ lunch boxes so they can clean off of their hands quickly before they start eating.

Avoid Sickos

If you know somebody is sick, try to avoid being around them. Impossible for the kids at school, but you gotta do what you can at home. And remember, people are most contagious when they are running a fever. So if your little one has a fever, try to keep him or her away from other kids.

And because avoiding the sickos is nearly impossible…

Boost Your Immune System

Boosting your immune system will definitely help fight off any nasty germs and viruses floating around. And it’s easy to do!

Drinking plenty of  water is a simple way to help keep you healthy. Eating a diet high in fruits, vegetables, and whole grains, and low in saturated fat will definitely help, too. Eating foods that are in season can help save you money on your grocery bill too!

Another powerful way to boost your immune system and keep strong is to get some exercise. Get the family out for a walk or a bike ride. Exercise doesn’t have to be structured – schedule a play date for your kids with friends and let them play outside.

It's that time of the year: the time everybody gets sick. I'm sharing tips for staying healthy this fall that you can start doing with your family today!

Everybody always mentions taking Vitamin C to boost your immune system. I don’t know if it’s a proven fact or not, but Vitamin C helps neutralize free radicals and also helps iron get absorbed in the body. It helps support your immune system.† So I picked up someNature Made® Chewable Vitamin C tablets at Walmart to take along with my daily multi-vitamin. These aren’t for the kids: my kids take Nature Made® KIDS FIRST® multivitamins.

It's that time of the year: the time everybody gets sick. I'm sharing tips for staying healthy this fall that you can start doing with your family today!

I take Nature Made® vitamins, supplements, and probiotics because it’s the #1 Pharmacist Recommended brand for many key dietary supplement categories* Nature Made® has a variety of vitamins, minerals, and supplements (VMS) to help support nutritional gaps with your health goals in mind ranging from Digestive Support, Heart Health & Function, Energy Metabolism, Women’s Health and much more!†

It's that time of the year: the time everybody gets sick. I'm sharing tips for staying healthy this fall that you can start doing with your family today!

Why Walmart? It’s a one-stop shop! Walmart has everyday low prices on many of things that my family uses everyday, including Nature Made® items, so it’s easy to stock up and save and items I know that we use regularly. I got my hair, skin, and nail supplement while I was there, too!

It's that time of the year: the time everybody gets sick. I'm sharing tips for staying healthy this fall that you can start doing with your family today!

Getting your gut healthy is a good way to boost your immune system too. Nature Made® Advanced Dual Action Probiotic has been clinically studied and provides dual support to both your small and large intestine for comprehensive coverage to help support digestive balance and healthy gut flora.†

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It’ll make your gut feel better, naturally. Probiotics can help relieve occasional gas, bloating, constipation, and irregularity. So if you’re feeling sluggish, you might want to try a probiotic. A healthy gut will really make you feel better!

It's that time of the year: the time everybody gets sick. I'm sharing tips for staying healthy this fall that you can start doing with your family today!

Nature Made® vitamins and supplements: An easy, convenient way to help your body get the nutritional support it needs every day, whether it be to support bone health, immune health or energy metabolism (helping convert food into energy).†

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Our Favorite Bedtime Stories

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Random House Children’s Books. All opinions expressed about favorite bedtime stories are my own.

Every night a half hour before the kids go to bed, we lay down and read. Ethan’s now reading chapter books, and recently finished the first Harry Potter book. He’s also anxiously awaiting the new Diary of A Wimpy Kid book, Double Down. We take turns reading pages to each other. With the girls, they still like me to read to them. While they occasionally want to read a book from school or one they found on the bookshelf, the majority of the time they will pick from our go-to favorite bedtime stories. These are the stories that we have read so often that the books show signs of love; ripped pages, bent corners, and other signs of a well read book.

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Our Favorite Bedtime Stories (And Why We Love ‘Em)

Love You When You Whine 

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This is probably our all time favorite…so much so that I wrote about Love You When You Whine a couple of years ago! We love this story because no matter how much trouble the little one gets in to, or how much of a monster she’s being, her mom tells her that she loves her. “Love you when you whine,” “Love you even when you say that you don’t love me,” and “Love you when you throw a tantrum” are some of my favorites from the book. And at the end, the girls always want to read the last page to me: “Love you always. Yes I do.”

Goodnight Moon

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I’ve read this one so many times that I have it memorized; that’s a sign of favorite bedtime stories! We used to read this one a lot when the kids were younger. Now that the girls are learning to read, they like to read this one because they can read it all by themselves without any help. This is a book I always like to include with baby shower gifts because it’s so sweet and such a classic.

Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs

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When I say Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs, I mean the original one, not the new movie version! This is one of my favorite books of all time, and the kids love the silly town of Chewandswallow. The story is actually about a grandfather telling his grandkids a bedtime story, so it makes a perfect bedtime story!

Side Note: Did you know there are two other books in the series? If you liked Cloudy, check out Pickles to Pittsburgh and Planet of the Pies!

Guess How Much I Love You

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If you’ve ever head the phrase “I love you to the moon and back,” this is where it comes from. It’s the story of a little rabbit telling his dad how much he loves him, but his dad always tells him that he loves him even more. This is one of those stories that never get old, and that parents adore as much as kids do.

The Little Elephant Who Wants to Fall Asleep

Want to get your kids to sleep fast by simply reading them a story? Check out The Little Rabbit Who Wants To Fall Asleep - it will get them to sleep FAST!

Last year at about this time, I told you the one of my favorite bedtime stories ever was a book I had heard about called The Rabbit Who Wants to Fall Asleep. This book got major media attention since it reported that just by reading it, you’d be able to lull your children to sleep by employing positive-reinforcement techniques to promote relaxation. So of course I had to try it, and was shocked that it completely worked on both girls!

Want to get your kids to sleep fast by simply reading them a story? Check out The Little Rabbit Who Wants To Fall Asleep - it will get them to sleep FAST!

The Little Elephant Who Wants to Fall Asleep will do the same. This book features Ellen the Elephant, who is on a journey through a magical forest that leads to sleep. Along the way, she meets different characters and has soothing experiences. These experiences will also help your children relax and fall asleep.

Want to get your kids to sleep fast by simply reading them a story? Check out The Little Rabbit Who Wants To Fall Asleep - it will get them to sleep FAST!

Don’t worry….the author includes tips on how to read the book the correct way to help your child fall asleep. The instructions are easy to follow and understand, and they will definitely relax you, too.

Want to get your kids to sleep fast by simply reading them a story? Check out The Little Rabbit Who Wants To Fall Asleep - it will get them to sleep FAST!

And fair warning: you may just fall asleep yourself!

Want to get your kids to sleep fast by simply reading them a story? Check out The Little Rabbit Who Wants To Fall Asleep - it will get them to sleep FAST!

The book also includes tips from the author for using the techniques successfully.

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And it works!

I love that the author, Carl-Johan Forssén Ehrlin, wrote this book because the girls were getting tired of hearing about the rabbit…they wanted something new. This book is perfect, and over the two books, they now prefer The Little Elephant Who Wants to Fall Asleep!

Want to get your kids to sleep fast by simply reading them a story? Check out The Little Rabbit Who Wants To Fall Asleep - it will get them to sleep FAST!

If you have a child between the ages of 3 and 7, I suggest you check out The Little Elephant Who Wants to Fall Asleep

You also have a chance to win one for your children! Simply enter below and a winner will be randomly chosen on Wednesday, November 2nd. US residents only. Good luck!

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