I am so thankful to Moxie for her thoughtful review and for sending you all over here. I'm really hoping to live up to her generous words of support.
Since I've just started up this blog, I'd love to get your input on what you think might be most helpful to you. What would you like to see featured here? I've got tons of ideas in terms of posts and some other thoughts on different types of links or "support spaces" that we could create... what do you think?
- I'd like to create a "space" where parents could come and vent and get support throughout the day, but especially during the horrendous wee hours of the night/morning. I remember logging into Moxie's site when I was pumping at 3 am and feeling just a little less alone when someone else was posting at the same time. You know that feeling of being THE ONLY ONE AWAKE in the world, at 3 am, 4 am, 5 am? Would it be helpful for you to have a place on this site to go and commiserate with other parents during that time?
- Of course, I'm planning on featuring studies, reviews of research, and highlighting developmental principles that are most relevant to sleep issues.
- Given that the topic is near and dear to my heart, I'd also like to feature topics that are relevant to parents of twins (or other multiples) and young siblings
- I'm in Toronto and of course whenever I read Moxie, I wondered if there were Moxie readers in the city that I could hook up with and just be my sleep-deprived self with in my offline life. Would it be helpful for people in the trenches of sleep training or sleep deprivation (if you're waiting out one of those hellish transitional or regression stages) to find others to just stare out into space with? Could we figure out how to facilitate that through this site?
Any other suggestions that you think might help you out with either surviving the "bad" stages or fortifying you for your sleep-training efforts?