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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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Barbamama
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Barbamama

I would like to say thank you to the mom that wrote in and to the thoughtful and insightful answer, and great comments. I saw this post a week ago today after a terrible bedtime where my daughter kept the battle going until 10 pm. It ended with me being the one to throw the temper tantrum. Afterwards, crying and ashamed, I searched the internet for answers and found this post. I recognized my situation perfectly with the letter writer. I am going through the same exact thing with my daughter, except her brother is in a separate room. I… Read more »

Celeste Vilonna
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Celeste Vilonna

OMG, this is us. I have a daughter who is going to be three in January. She is very strong willed. Also, I don’t think that she needs as much sleep as most 3 year olds (our DR. agrees – she said all 3 of her children sleep 12 hours a night…what?!?). This nighttime “battle” has been going on for almost a year – ever since we had to take her out of the crib. She was practically throwing her self out of the crib just before her 2nd birthday when I would leave the room at bedtime (we did… Read more »

Kelli-Lynne Klotz
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Kelli-Lynne Klotz

Thank you so much for your suggestions. I am dealing with the same situation with my 3.5 year old.