How important is it that we give our infants and children intentional presence? These videos on the Still Face Experiment clearly shows that infants need sensitive responsiveness, and relationship repair, from ALL caregivers.
As attached parents, we focus so much energy on our children. After our focus on our children, we remember that word -- "balance" -- and try to make ourselves a priority, because we don't want to burn out on the family.
I am awake writing this during the biologically normative and healthy stages of first and second sleep. Research has revealed that right up until the advent of electric light, humans normally experienced 2 distinct segments of sleep.