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Hi everyone, my name is Mary Galford Rudolph, and I’m excited to be taking over today to share what I’ve learned as a first-time grandma! I’ve dedicated my life and career to early childhood learning and development, raised three wonderful children, and now have the pleasure of being a grandmother. My husband and I were able to move from Alaska to Montana to be actively involved grandparents to Addison. Parenting is hard work, and I feel strongly that we need to do more as a society to support all parents. Addison is simply magical. She fills our world with more love, joy, and zest than we could have ever imagined. She has us on the go most of every week day and we would not want it any other way. Our lives are richer for it. Sharing in the joy she finds each day by exploring and adventuring opens our eyes to the magic of living and learning. We love, love, love this beautiful human being and are so blessed to have her in our lives. Follow our stories today for more, and thanks for following along on our takeover! - Mary for @mamalode #MamalodeMondayTakeover
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Anyone else have trouble falling asleep or waking up after "springing forward"? Don’t worry, we’re here to help! We’ve put together a few more new tips we haven’t heard before to help you fall asleep quicker. #sleepbetterwithhylands #nationalsleepawarenessweek ☕ Focus on staying awake ☕ Here’s a mental trick to test out the next time you find yourself struggling to fall asleep: try instead to focus on staying awake. The theory behind this technique of “paradoxical intention” is that trying hard and failing to fall asleep can make you stressed and anxious, making it even harder to relax. This sleep tip might sound a little crazy, but it’s been proven to work!
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Anyone else have trouble falling asleep or waking up after "springing forward"? Don’t worry, we’re here to help! We’ve put together a few more new tips we haven’t heard before to help you fall asleep quicker. #sleepbetterwithhylands #nationalsleepawarenessweek ❄️ Keep your room cool ❄️ As you fall asleep, your body’s core temperature naturally decreases. Next time you find it hard to sleep, try using the relationship between sleep and temperature to your advantage. Keeping your room nice and cool can help encourage your body’s natural sleep processes to kick in. Or, try taking a warm shower before bed and as you cool off, you should start to feel sleepier.
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Hi, I’m Tara and I’m a mom with chronic illness. I’m a freelance writer, editor, and content producer in Canada where I live with my husband and daughter. Follow along today as I share what it’s like navigating life as a parent with chronic illness. Parenting when you have a chronic illness is no picnic. There are some days when I’m physically or mentally unable to be the mother I’d like to be to my five-year-old daughter, but luckily, I have an amazing support system to help me, including my wonderful husband. And there are lots of good days, too. Days when the pain subsides or disappears. Days when my mood is sunny and upbeat. I try to make the most of these times by going out and being active with my family, and storing the positive times in my memory bank for when I need to pull them out. I think every mother lives with some degree of guilt and doubt, and in a way, that makes me no different from anybody else. What I do know, deep in my heart, is that things like chronic pain or mental illness will never stop me from trying my best, and if occasionally I need to slow down or take some space, that’s okay. It makes me stronger to practice self-care and look after myself. Then I can come back to my family recharged, with more energy. I wouldn’t necessarily have chosen to be a mother with chronic illness, but it’s my life, and I am proud to be the person I am. For more of my writing, check out www.taramanarano.com, or follow me on Instagram @taramandarano.
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Happy International #WomensDay! Hyland’s is proud to have had decades of women working in STEM with us. We support the growth of women’s access to education around the world. Thanks to @UNwomen for the leadership!