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See me sing Rock-a-Bye Baby to Abby & a Baby Lizard. I know you’ve been waiting for this day… #SleepytimeSongs

Sing your way to sleepytime…. As an infant, Abby slept really well. I mean, as well as you can ask for from a brand new baby. But I really was pretty lucky. Then, when she was about a year old, her daddy moved in with us, in our new house. Her and I had been on a pretty good schedule before that  – but she quickly started trying to adjust to daddy’s weird sleep schedule. She wanted to stay up late, and sleep in late – just like him. Since we’re both work-from-home parents, at first we kind of let it slide… I mean, hey, if she was getting enough sleep, and it worked with our schedules, it should be fine, right? Wrong. Having a weird sleep schedule like that started making her too tired, too often, during the day. So we decided to shake things up, and make some new, healthier bedtime routines as a family.

Toddlers may seem super wild and unpredictable, but really – they do thrive on having a predictable set of daily routines. Not super strict, with every moment scheduled – but a basic outline for the day works wonders. Once Abby learned ours – bathtime, jammies and lotion, story time, and then some songs in the rocker – she knew from the start that it was time to start mellowing out. And – it makes me totally happy too. That time together cuddling and singing is the absolute best part of my entire day. As you can see – we have to sing to her “babies” each night – whether it’s one of my old Cabbage Patch dolls, a stuffed monkey or owl, or even a little plastic lizard, like we had in the video here. She is such a little lover, and it’s so sweet how she talks to her toys – she made me rock the lizard in my hands, and then at the end she tells him, “Close your eyes… Go to sleep…” I love her.

Vote for your favorite Sleepytime song!

Celestial Seasonings – the amazing folks that make the best teas you’ll ever find – are running a very sweet campaign right now, to find the best “Sing your way to sleepytime” video. Families around the country made lullaby videos, to show how their family incorporates singing into their sleepytime routine, and YOU get to help vote for the winner. Check it out…

Who has the best #SleepytimeSongs video? Vote for your favorite today, from October 31st- November 15th!

We drink a lot of Celestial Seasonings teas here in my house – Daddy was a big tea drinker when I met him {7 years ago now, can you believe that??} – and totally converted me. With flavors like Kids Goodnight Grape herbal, Sinus Soother Wellness, and Peach or Vanilla Herbal, there’s a tea for each of us, and they really do help us wind down and relax in the evenings.

Vote for your lullaby video in the Celestial Seasonings® ‘Sing your way to Sleepytime Contest’ – the winner gets a $5,000 Pottery Barn® gift card to transform their bedroom into a cozy, sleep-friendly space! 

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Celestial Seasonings®. The opinions and text are all mine.


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There are so darn many cute baby videos.

Someone emails you ONE cute baby video. “I have a minute, I can watch this real quick” you say to yourself.

The problem is, there are ALL those other cute baby video’s on the sidebar, and you watch another. And another. It can be a trap. An adorable trap, but definitely a time-wasting trap.

Since it’s Saturday, it’s ok to waste a little time, right? So…

Check out Sunshine’s pick for “Adorable Baby Video of the Day”:

Love it? Hate it? Let me know in the comments…

And leave me a link to YOUR favorite baby video on YouTube, and maybe I’ll feature it next, and credit you with finding it. Fun, right?

Love adorable babies? Then help pick the new Munchkin Bunch! My little one- Abby Piper– is one of the 10 finalists, and needs YOUR votes each day to be one of the top 5 cutie’s that get a spot in the bunch! Vote on the Munchkin Facebook page, 5 votes per day! Thank you for your support! It takes just a second- but makes a world of difference for us!