July 24, 2018

We are all willing to do whatever it takes to ensure that our babies are properly nourished,

obviously, but as anyone who’s been through this glorious journey of motherhood will tell you, kids are shrewd.  They are unimaginably clever.  They will find ways to get what t...

June 19, 2018

When it comes to making the transition from a crib to a big-kid bed, there are two questions that need to be answered.  The first is when, and the second is how.

Now, if you are reading this on my website, chances are that you came here looking for some advice about tea...

June 6, 2018

I’m hoping that I might be able to change some minds here today.

It won’t be easy, obviously, because when is it ever?  But on parenting issues, there are so many emotional ties and hardened beliefs that enter into the equation that make swaying someone else's opinion n...

May 8, 2018

The year was 2005 and I was sitting in an exam room for my six week postpartum appointment after the birth of my first son Joseph.  My body was on the mend from the life changing event that had occurred just six weeks prior.  My entire world had changed, as it does for...

April 17, 2018

I can clearly remember, like most mothers I’m sure, the very moment I gave birth to my first child.  I was absolutely buried in feelings of awe, love and gratitude.

At the same time, I was equally buried in advice, suggestions, and information from everyone around me.


April 3, 2018

That right there might be the single most common question new parents ask.

Is it a developmental milestone?  A regression?  Is baby getting too much sleep during the day, or not enough?  My old standby- maybe he's just hungry?  Maybe she's too hot, or too cold?...

March 20, 2018

If you are like most parents, you probably can’t take more than a few steps in your house without tripping over Shopkins, stuffed animals or any variety of plastic dinosaurs.  And I’m sure you have stepped on Legos on one occasion or another.  The toys are everywhere....

March 6, 2018

Dark and sleep go hand in hand and there is no better time of year to embrace darkness than Daylight Saving Time.  Good old Daylight Savings Time is not necessarily a happy time for many and definitely not a popular subject for parents of babies and small children.  Th...

February 20, 2018

As a professional sleep consultant, I hear the term “regression” used in regard to just about every imaginable circumstance.  Essentially, if baby doesn’t sleep well for a couple of nights, parents start referencing the “regression” word.  Some people subscribe to the...

February 6, 2018

Raising kids is a high-stakes responsibility, and in this age of social media and easy access to information about anything and everything, parents are easily overwhelmed with feelings of guilt and inadequacy.  As a sleep consultant, I see this all the time from parent...

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