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Parental Sleep Deprivation Is Real — and It Has Real Consequences

Parents often get the message “this is what you signed up for,” which can make us keep the realities of sleep struggles to ourselves.

Mid adult woman sitting on bed drinking coffee whilst cradling new born baby daughter
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Sleep deprivation really shows when you are that much quicker to snap at your partner. It shows when a task that should take 10…




A conversation about the future of parenthood by Motherly

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Emily Glover

Emily Glover

Freelance writer and editor. Formerly founding team member at Motherly. Presently getting through a pandemic with 3 young kids.

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