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Amalah
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Amy Corbett Storch

Amalah

Amalah is a pseudonym of Amy Corbett Storch. She is the author of the Advice Smackdown and Bounce Back. You can follow Amy’s daily mothering adventures at Ama...

Amalah is a pseudonym of Amy Corbett Storch. She is the author of the Advice Smackdown and Bounce Back. You can follow Amy’s daily mothering adventures at Amalah. Also, it’s pronounced AIM-ah-lah.

If there is a question you would like answered on the Advice Smackdown, please submit it to [email protected].

Amy also documented her second pregnancy (with Ezra) in our wildly popular Weekly Pregnancy Calendar, Zero to Forty.

Amy is mother to rising first-grader Noah, preschooler Ezra, and toddler Ike.

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Emily
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Emily

Just to second what Amy said about tuning siblings out – our two kids room-share (4 and 10mo) and work on totally different schedules. Our 10mo old goes to bed an hour and a half before our 4 year old, and is up at 6/6:30am. The 4yr old doesn’t wake her brother up when she’s singing to herself/chatting to her stuffed animals/yelling for someone to tuck her in at night, and the 10mo old doesn’t wake up the 4yr old in the morning on the weekends when he’s screeching in his crib for someone to come feed him. It really… Read more »

Gabrielle Seeber
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Gabrielle Seeber

Spot on. I currently have 3 of my kids sharing a room and they wake at 3 different times (fortunately, the oldest, who is 7 is the first to wake up and knows not to be super loud). Every once in a while, a brother gets woken up, but most days, they get up separately and it’s not a problem.