Comments on: Living With Kids: Chelsey Woolley http://www.designmom.com/2013/04/living-with-kids-chelsey-woolley/ The Intersection of Design & Motherhood Fri, 14 Mar 2014 16:35:36 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.5.1 By: Rachelle Millar http://www.designmom.com/2013/04/living-with-kids-chelsey-woolley/comment-page-1/#comment-836809 Rachelle Millar Fri, 24 Jan 2014 18:32:58 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=34435#comment-836809 Thank you for your gorgeous story and how you explain your children…. they sound unique and delightful…. just like your house…enjoy! I too have always been clear about the 7pm bed time…. it is just perfect for any busy household… then we all get the required rest! My children are very good at being quiet in the morning so they can enjoy all the delights of a sleeping mummy…

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By: sandy ortega http://www.designmom.com/2013/04/living-with-kids-chelsey-woolley/comment-page-1/#comment-823568 sandy ortega Fri, 03 Jan 2014 15:21:45 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=34435#comment-823568 Cornelia
My children are much older-20,19,17,16. Our bedtime when they were young was 8:00. Then they would climb out of bed with their footed pajamas and run around upstairs. Of course I would go up and put them back in their beds. It was frustrating but funny now. When I was young we went to bed around 7:30 and sometimes 7:00 if Mom was frazzled. My children were awake sometimes until 9:30. They are 4 boys with lots of energy and loved to visit each other in the evening even if I had them run laps around the large backyard and a bath, bedtime snack of milk and maybe a cookie and storytime. Now it is just fond memories. Do whatever works for you and your family as each family is unique.

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By: cornelia http://www.designmom.com/2013/04/living-with-kids-chelsey-woolley/comment-page-1/#comment-770342 cornelia Wed, 30 Oct 2013 10:02:13 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=34435#comment-770342 i really like the way this house looks real and lived in and and not so much like something out of a shelter magazine! it is inviting without beeing intimidating! so lovely! thanks for sharing!

what really surprises me is the 7pm bedtime rule for everybody. Is that something typical in the USA? Our kids would never ever go sleep at that time! My nine year old would lay awake for two hours.

We are a German “patchwork family” with 4 kids aged 2-12 (my nine year old daughter is from my previous partner, a twelve year old girl and an eight year old boy from my husbands first marriage and a little girl we had together).
My husbands two kids are here every other week, while my daughter spends 2 nights every week with her Dad. The two older girls share a room when everyone is here, otherwise everyone has their own.

We ALWAYS have supper together at 7pm, that is our ritual. Straight after supper our youngest is put to bed with lights out by 7.50. The two middle are supposed to in bed by 8.15, and have reading time or cassette-listning time until 8.30, then the lights go off. The oldest girl must be in bed by 9 and then has 15 minutes to read. None of the kids goes to sleep right away. I´d say they all lay awake in the dark for about 30-55 minutes.

From Monday-Friday our alarm goes at 6.40 in the morning, and while my husbands kids are really great at getting up for school, my daughter is always sleepy and cranky in the mornings. But putting her to bed earlier has proven to not be helpful. She just lays awake and keeps getting up or calling for us.

On Fridays the kids are allowed to stay up one hour longer, and we play a game together. On Saturdays we always watch a TV show or movie and they all get to stay up until it is over, which is sometimes not before 11pm. Only the little one keeps her bedtime. I don´t however let them sleep in too long on Sudays, as I want them to be tired enough to fall asleep at night. I find the tricky bit is when they loose their sleeping routine due to weekends or long vacations.

I´d be really interested on an artice about bedtimes! Their seem to be big differences not only between countries but also bewteen families!

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By: Sarah Jane http://www.designmom.com/2013/04/living-with-kids-chelsey-woolley/comment-page-1/#comment-704992 Sarah Jane Thu, 29 Aug 2013 17:19:34 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=34435#comment-704992 Love it all! Will be pinning a lot of this for future reference!

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By: A fun home tour from the Living with Kids series at Design Mom | small steps, big picture http://www.designmom.com/2013/04/living-with-kids-chelsey-woolley/comment-page-1/#comment-492165 A fun home tour from the Living with Kids series at Design Mom | small steps, big picture Wed, 29 May 2013 04:02:39 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=34435#comment-492165 [...] Check out the entire post here at Living With Kids: Chelsey Woolley. [...]

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By: real homes v/s dream homes | Moxiblog http://www.designmom.com/2013/04/living-with-kids-chelsey-woolley/comment-page-1/#comment-457725 real homes v/s dream homes | Moxiblog Wed, 24 Apr 2013 05:42:16 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=34435#comment-457725 [...] are lovely, about real families, written by sweet loving mom’s. I love this quote from Chelsey Woolley featured last [...]

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By: A Gathering of Links VIII | Rachael Gathers | Rachael Gathers http://www.designmom.com/2013/04/living-with-kids-chelsey-woolley/comment-page-1/#comment-457573 A Gathering of Links VIII | Rachael Gathers | Rachael Gathers Tue, 23 Apr 2013 00:36:39 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=34435#comment-457573 [...] absolutely love this home.  I think I could move in tomorrow and not change a thing… from Design [...]

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By: Sophie http://www.designmom.com/2013/04/living-with-kids-chelsey-woolley/comment-page-1/#comment-457564 Sophie Mon, 22 Apr 2013 22:35:34 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=34435#comment-457564 This is also my favorite answer. :-)

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By: monday: best of last week | The Misadventures of Kelly and Kelly http://www.designmom.com/2013/04/living-with-kids-chelsey-woolley/comment-page-1/#comment-457483 monday: best of last week | The Misadventures of Kelly and Kelly Mon, 22 Apr 2013 12:01:33 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=34435#comment-457483 [...] this ‘living with kids’ house tour is not my typical style but I still loved it. the way she describes her kids leaves me in tears [...]

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By: Cheltz http://www.designmom.com/2013/04/living-with-kids-chelsey-woolley/comment-page-1/#comment-457443 Cheltz Mon, 22 Apr 2013 01:14:58 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=34435#comment-457443 Hey, Denise!

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By: Denise Wade-Lyons http://www.designmom.com/2013/04/living-with-kids-chelsey-woolley/comment-page-1/#comment-457365 Denise Wade-Lyons Sun, 21 Apr 2013 01:54:43 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=34435#comment-457365 That’s my cousin!!!! A few years younger than me but she’s the best!!!!!!

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By: Cheltz http://www.designmom.com/2013/04/living-with-kids-chelsey-woolley/comment-page-1/#comment-457065 Cheltz Fri, 19 Apr 2013 04:50:11 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=34435#comment-457065 Yay for Linuses!!

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By: Cheltz http://www.designmom.com/2013/04/living-with-kids-chelsey-woolley/comment-page-1/#comment-457064 Cheltz Fri, 19 Apr 2013 04:49:13 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=34435#comment-457064 Wow! A 6:30 family — I knew they existed!

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By: jennifer http://www.designmom.com/2013/04/living-with-kids-chelsey-woolley/comment-page-1/#comment-457052 jennifer Fri, 19 Apr 2013 03:46:19 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=34435#comment-457052 Chelsey, I love all your gorgeous glass and the relaxed feel of your home. Simply beautiful, but not fussy. A perfect place for a bunch of kids.
Also, I wanted to say that I have a Linus, too! He’ll be 8 in two weeks and I can’t believe it.
Thanks for sharing your home.

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By: The Prudent Homemaker http://www.designmom.com/2013/04/living-with-kids-chelsey-woolley/comment-page-1/#comment-456755 The Prudent Homemaker Thu, 18 Apr 2013 18:41:15 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=34435#comment-456755 An inspiring comment. Thank you for this.

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By: Bek http://www.designmom.com/2013/04/living-with-kids-chelsey-woolley/comment-page-1/#comment-456599 Bek Thu, 18 Apr 2013 13:39:03 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=34435#comment-456599 Wonderful!!! I am pretty sure you live in my hometown.!! I love the combination of colors and charachter. I laughed at your bedtime rules. We have the same with our five. The under 5 set goes to bed at 6:30. It’s heaven. :-). Thanks for sharing!

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By: Cheltz http://www.designmom.com/2013/04/living-with-kids-chelsey-woolley/comment-page-1/#comment-456564 Cheltz Thu, 18 Apr 2013 02:19:19 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=34435#comment-456564 Thanks, Patricia!

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By: Cheltz http://www.designmom.com/2013/04/living-with-kids-chelsey-woolley/comment-page-1/#comment-456563 Cheltz Thu, 18 Apr 2013 02:18:48 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=34435#comment-456563 Thank you, Amy.

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By: Cheltz http://www.designmom.com/2013/04/living-with-kids-chelsey-woolley/comment-page-1/#comment-456562 Cheltz Thu, 18 Apr 2013 02:18:11 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=34435#comment-456562 “Once we … give ourselves permission to make mistakes, we become better moms” — a very wise line.

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By: Cheltz http://www.designmom.com/2013/04/living-with-kids-chelsey-woolley/comment-page-1/#comment-456561 Cheltz Thu, 18 Apr 2013 02:16:06 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=34435#comment-456561 If you try it, Micah, don’t give up too soon! Keep working with it until you get something you like.

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