‘Horizontal Parenting’ by Michelle Woo & Dasha Tolstikova

Now here’s a parenting book that truly aligns with my energy levels at the moment: Michelle Woo and Dasha Tolstikova’s Horizontal Parenting: How to Entertain Your Kid While Lying Down lightheartedly celebrates the fact that sometimes parents “just need a minute,” offering 50 fun games and creative lifehacks for keeping little ones entertained while you lie down:

Children are exhausting! In the marathon of modern parenting, everyone needs a break—just 10 precious minutes to rest your body and tune out the chaos. Enter Horizontal Parenting, the super-simple parenting hack for everyone, everywhere.

Activities include:

  • What’s on My Butt
  • Hide and Seek-ish
  • Don’t Wake the Giant
  • Railroad to Relaxation
  • And many more!

Relax and let your little ones release some energy while you catch your breath (and maybe even a few z’s). All you need is a comfortable surface, a few household items, and your child’s imagination, and you too can master the sanity-saving art of horizontal parenting.

Keeping the kiddos occupied while getting some much-needed rest and saving some of your precious sanity? Sounds like a win to me.

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