Friday, March 12, 2010

the sleep question

Dear fellow parent,

Since becoming a first-time mama, I have found myself consumed with the question of sleep: how to help my baby sleep, how to help her stay asleep, how to find sleep myself, the struggle to sleep, the lack of sleep. In conversations with other parents, sleep seems to be an endless topic.

Now I'm initiating a book titled The Sleep Question in which I will share my own story, as well as those of other parents. I'm approaching you with this because I would love to hear your story, thoughts and experiences around the sleep situation in your home.

As I prepared for giving birth, I found individual birth stories the most powerful and enlightening--unfolding an infinite universe of unique experiences--and not the many manuals on what to expect. The same goes for my child's sleep, and mine: it's not the how-to books (that fail to address the many unique experiences and crucial differences among children and their parents) that encourage and provide the most helpful suggestions, but rather it's the stories of other mamas and papas. As far as I know, no book exists that includes these stories. With your help, this book can fill this gap.

Feel free to comment or e-mail, anonymously or with your name. Or if you live nearby, we can set up a time to talk.

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