Today’s guest is sharing her honest perspective on daily mom struggles- bedtime routine with her boys! And I’m sure that many mamas can relate!

Hi! My name is Danielle and I am thrilled to be sharing a topic that’s close to my heart, here with all of Joanna’s readers : motherhood & bedtime!

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Motherhood is one of the most rewarding journeys I have ever been on. Yet with the reward
comes the challenge. There are moments of ups and downs as with anything in life, and
although I wouldn’t change this journey for anything in the world there are differently moments that push me to my limits.

Bedtime is one of those times. I love the routine of bed time but not every night runs smoothly and sometimes I am just so tired! So to help me get through I’ve created a list of things about bedtime I am going to miss…someday!

As I lay down with my boys each night (or every other when it works out with my husband) I’m reminded to enjoy the moment. Because sooner than later I know these moments are going to be gone. Here’s my list for you to enjoy and hopefully help with bedtime at your house!

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Lay with me mama – Yes, actually I do get in bed and lay down with my son, until he falls asleep. And of course there are many nights I fall asleep there too.. ( It’s never planned!) But laying there and listening to his sweet breathe makes my heart melt. And as we say in our house, when he’s 21 he won’t want to do this!

Is it your night? – Yes, sweet child it’s always my night when you ask! We try hard to rotate bedtime, but let’s be honest, that just doesn’t always work out and there will be a time that he doesn’t want it to be my night anymore.

Let’s snuggle – I know I’m tired at bed time but snuggles should always be a good idea! Make time for those snuggles.

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One more book – My eyes hurt, and it’s difficult to keep them open but reading to my dude is something this mama will always do. Just pick a short one for the last one!

Can I have some water? – The thought of getting up after laying down can be almost impossible. But remembering that there will come a day that he won’t want my help for anything makes it a little easier!

Can I get in the nook – At our house the nook is inside our arms snuggled real close. It’s a special place I always want my boys to be, as does my husband!

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Hi! My name is Danielle and I am the face & creator behind Mom Wife Foodie – a lifestyle blog set to inspire my readers through food, fashion, family and our personal lifestyle that often includes our home and travel. I hope to bring inspiration to people through our real life stories. I’m married to my best friend, living in the mitten state, raising our two little dudes…and life is pretty rad! You can visit me at my blog, or follow me on Instagram!

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