Dawn Moothart used to dread her 7-year-old daughter's sleepovers. "The next day, Maddie would be 'crabby girl.' And when I hosted our first, I was so exhausted I spent the next day on the couch," says the Portland, OR, mom.
Between the giggles, the ghost stories, the night owls, and the early risers, it's a wonder anyone sleeps at all. To make sure there's actually slumber at your child's next slumber party: