As a suck at home mom, I'm used to struggling with the issues of raising the children--despite all my years of child care, I find that Punkgirl and Happyboy are now their own little people, complete with ideas and quirks of their own. This leads to the occasional butting of heads, and I accept that. But Rose is only 7 1/2 months old...and she has already shown that it's her way or the highway. I let her "cry it out" a little--something I could never bring myself to do with the older two, but which I felt was a necessity with Rose, if only to tire her out a little before she finally gets to sleep.
Now don't get me wrong--in some instances Rose is pretty easy--for instance, I took all 3 kids into the Boston Common by myself, which I wouldn't have done when my eldest were younger. But as long as I am nearby (read, right next to) Rose is a pretty happy, content baby. Unfortunately, the instant I leave the room, the tears begin. I try to spend a few minutes away, reassuring her ill be right back, in the hopes that she'll get more comfortable with me being away, but it doesn't seem to be working!
So tell me, suck at home moms, do you let your baby "cry it out"? Do you have other sleep miracles?