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Turn It Up Tuesday – #91

Welcome to another week here at Turn It Up Tuesday – our 91st week to be exact! We’re celebrating Father’s Day this week, and we’re happy to celebrate the fathers (and father-figures) out there this week! And with Father’s Day falling on the 1st official Day of Summer, we hope all of you amazing fathers out there get to enjoy a day full of sun and fun!

Happy Father's Day

So excited, for another week of Turn It Up Tuesday! It is amazing how many amazing posts we see linked up, weekly. It makes our job, as hosts, so difficult, to choose our favs. We’d love to see even more people link it up! So join us, by sharing your posts using the inlinkz form, below. Have a great week! <3

Last week, we had an awesome time on Turn It Up Tuesday with 231 links – another amazing week! We’d like to thank each and every one of you for making every week so amazing! Keep stopping by, linking up, and sharing your amazing posts with us here on Turn It Up Tuesday!


Turn It Up Tuesdays is all about being happy, excited, energetic…and having fun! Link up your favorite posts (old or new) and meet some awesome bloggers in return! Link up your funny stories, DIY posts, recipes, mommy moments — anything at all. We want to laugh, be entertained, be inspired, and have a good time!

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Toddler Sleep Regression – Why Your Toddler Wakes at Night

Toddlers like babies can have spurts of time when they wake up several times a night. Not knowing what to do, can be frustrating

When you’re pregnant, everyone reminds you to sleep now, because once the baby arrives you won’t be able to do so. Then, once the baby is here, people check-in or offer to watch the little one so that you can catch some zzzz’s. If you’re like me, when your baby was an infant, you were able to exist on very few hours of sleep and not feel like a zombie. You were just used to it, though when it was offered, I took the help!

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However, what you may not be prepared for, is that around 18 months your child can revert back to their non-sleeping ways, to what is called toddler sleep regression, leaving you feeling like you’ll never sleep a full night again. It can be frustrating, but there is an end in sight and remind yourself, this, like every other stage it is ONLY temporary.

Why Your Toddler is Waking Again

Around 18 months toddlers can begin going through another round of sleep regression. Some infants and older babies experience sleep regressions at other stages, but when you hit those toddler years, you’re not through yet. It really is too bad that more pediatricians don’t warn parents that this occurs. I had NO idea until it happened to us and I started googling.

There are so many things that could be causing the sleep regression, here’s what to look for so that you can love and support your little one

  1. Out of the blue your sweet sleeping child, will no longer sleep through the night and it is a struggle to get them to nap. Sound familiar? If not, you’re a lucky one! Many parents report that their child was sleeping through the night at 11+ months and then BOOM all of a sudden you’re up multiple times a night with your little one.
  2. Could your child be physically uncomfortable? Such as an ear infection or perhaps their 2 year molars growing in. If so, this could be the culprit for the lack of sleep.
  3. Another sleep disruption could be night terrors.Your child’s brain is growing and developing at a rapid rate, which means their imagination can begin to run wild. If they see a scary image on TV, that could then live on in their dreams and wake them from a deep sleep.
  4. What about at home, are there any major adjustments happening? Did you just move, or did you change day cares? Anything that disrupts a toddler’s normal day to day can really throw them off their schedule, which can lead to lots of unhappy nighttime wake ups.
  5. Separation anxiety has resurfaced. Believe it or not, separation anxiety can hang around until a child is 5+ years old. The fear obviously changes, but it still exists. Around 18 months to 2 years, toddlers can start to worry about being left alone or with a stranger. Again, this can lead to those middle of the night call-outs.
  6. Finally, there may just not be a simple explanation. There are just periods of time that a toddler wakes up and doesn’t want to sleep, you’ve gone through your list (and checked it twice) and nothing fits. This just means that you need be there to love and support your toddler, and hopefully catch some zzz’s on the side.

Losing sleep day in and day out can be really difficult on moods and outlooks on life. Just take a moment and remind yourself that this is temporary and it will pass. Be patient, surround yourself with loving and supportive people, and remember you are not alone.

Stay tuned for future posts in regards to toddle sleep regression regression – How You Can Sneak Quick Naps In and How to Survive Toddler Sleep Regression.

Looking for more information on this subject? Check out this post from What to Expect: Toddler Sleep Regression or Progression?

Your turn!

What other reasons do you have for toddler sleep regression? Please share in the comments below!



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Social Media Mixer – #11

Welcome to the 11th week of the Social Media Mixer! Can you believe it’s 10 weeks already??!!

Thank you to everyone who joined us for Week 10 – we had 135 blogs and numerous social media link-ups!

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The Social Media Mixer is all about networking and making connections. Also, you can gain exposure and increase your social media following! Link up your social media accounts and mix it up with some of the other linkers. Each week, the Weekday Mixer will start on Saturday nights at 8:00pm and go on until Thursday night at 11:59pm. One linker will be chosen each week each of the hosts and guest hosts and featured in the following week’s link-up! If chosen, a brief summary about yourself and your blog/website and all of your social media accounts will be featured. It’s a great way to stand out among the crowd!

Welcome your hosts!



Natasha from Epic Mommy Adventures | Angel from Sew Crafty Angel | Cathy from A Peek Into My Paradise | Julia from Minivan Dreams | | Liz from Look by Liz Lewis | Kaitlyn from Three Sisters and Us | Shana from Technotini | Anni from Grapefruit Princess | Tiffany from Mrs Tee Love Life Laughter | Ce Ce from A Chicago Mom | Jillian from Baby Doodah | Holly from Southern Mom Loves

And welcome your guest hosts for August!



Madison from Wetherills Say I Do | Sandy from Being Content Where We Are | Danielle from Dancing with my Daughter| Katie from How to Make the Sun Shine | Julie from Artwork by JM | Sherry Ann from Teach, Inspire, Love, Raise | Julia from The Everyday Momma | Victoria from Giveaways 4 Mom | Tara from Anything & Everything

And here are the Featured bloggers from last week’s Social Media Mixer…

Julie chose…The Artsy Apple


Welcome! I’m Ashley. Other labels include: teacher, picture-taker, arts + crafts lover, aspiring traveler, brunch enthusiast, and celebrator of the little things. That’s about where this blog comes in.

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Holly chose…City Mom Loves


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Jillian and Victoria chose…Living in Mommywood

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Anni chose…Real Into


I’m Carla. My family calls me Carli. If you’re part of my blog family by way of fellow blogger or avid reader and commenter, you can call me Carli. If you read this and never come back again, you can call me Carla. Please don’t call me Mrs. Or ma’am. It makes me feel old. If there is anything I fear more than turtles (a story for another day), it’s being or seeming old.

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Ce Ce chose…What’s On The List?


Passionate Home Cook who tries to inspire one recipe and one event at time!

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Amanda chose…Mini Monets and Mommies

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Spreading the word that parenting isn’t all baby stuff. Whether you’re artsy or not, you’ll find all kinds of easy-to-make (but still creative) arts activities for your kids here!

Blog | Google+ | Twitter | Facebook | Pinterest | Bloglovin

Shana and Madison chose…Kent Heartstrings

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Hey There! I am Cassie…I am the crazy person writing this blog. This is a space to document and share our family’s encounter with things in life that tug on our heart. I want to share our comings and goings in hopes you will be inspired and find joy…and maybe also tug on YOUR heartstrings. Welcome.

Blog | Pinterest | Facebook | Twitter | Bloglovin | Instagram

Sandy chose…The Organized Dream


Hello, I’m Kate! Thanks for stopping by. I hope you enjoy my blog as much as I do! I’m a quirky 20-something with a busy schedule and a creative mind. Besides organizing and decorating, I love crafting DIY projects to tie up my spare time. Of course, sharing them with you is half the fun!

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Sherry Ann chose…Butcher’s Niche


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Natasha chose…Seeking Individuality

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Tiffany chose…She Builds Her Home


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Stop by and follow our featured bloggers! We’re sure you’ll love them as much as we do!

If you were featured above, feel free to share the badge below with pride on your blog or website!

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