The First Weeks of School

It’s really hard to believe we are back to new school supplies, a fresh list of lunch box ideas, rearranging sleep schedules and a new school year!  Even with engaging in a relaxed summer, somehow it buzzes by.  August is here; welcome 2018-2019 school year! This year is a little more emotional for me as my eldest has officially started her school journey; the 5 days-a-week seemingly for the rest of her life school journey.  Okay, yes, a little dramatic – but the emotions are real.  🙂  Being a past teacher, I fully respect and support school in all aspects … Read More

The Need for Naps; A 3-Blog Series on Daytime Sleep

My baby doesn’t nap well…Maybe they don’t need much sleep? All babies are built to sleep – day and night! You’ve tried every trick in the book to help your child nap: rocking to sleep, holding them, a car ride, wearing them while bouncing on a yoga ball, but nothing seems to work. Like clock work, they either don’t sleep or they wake up at the 20 minute, 30 minute or if you’re lucky 40 minute mark. Wide awake and ready to roll. Sigh…you’re not ready to roll! The good news is, there is hope! In my 3 part series … Read More

Sleep, Eat, Live with Two Children

Sleep Eat Live With Two Children

A common question I receive is “How do I venture out of the house with two small children and their napping schedules? I feel house bound!” As a mother of two small children (3 year old and 6 months old), I understand!  Some days I feel the same.  Yet, being a sleep consultant, I also value good sleep for my children.  Here are four tips to help you break free from the house, all children in tow, keeping their precious sleep in mind. Prepare During Nap Time You want to have everything ready to go; bags packed, snacks in the … Read More

Three Months… A Schedule?

Three Months Old A Schedule

Do I believe a three month old can be on a consistent, predictable sleep schedule? No. Do I believe there may be some similarities from day to day, but nothing too forced? Yes. Sleep slowly starts to become organized in the brain, but it’s not until the four month “birthdate” in which sleep is more on a concrete schedule due to a large brain development.  The three to four month period is a great time to begin working on healthy sleep habits, but also knowing that a true schedule shouldn’t be in place. If you’re anything like me, examples help.  … Read More

Falling Back: Daylight Savings Tips

Falling Back: Daylight Savings Tips

As a parent, daylight savings has a whole new meaning.  Long gone are the days of enjoying an extra hour of sleep.  Instead, you have a child who wakes up an hour earlier because their bodies didn’t get the memo to sleep in.  The morning of November 3rd you may really be questioning why we even have daylight savings.  But, I’m here to tell you that with a little knowledge and patience, your family will adjust. Here are some tips on how to handle the time change: •Put your child to bed at the same time on Saturday night. •Wake … Read More