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Holiday Sleep Tips for Toddlers — Sleeping on the Road

No matter how hard you try to keep your child on a predictable and comforting routine, the holidays sometimes make sleep disruptions unavoidable. Some toddlers are more adaptable than others. If you’re worried about getting off-track this season, check out these holiday sleep tips for toddlers. Good Sleep at Home As a general rule, the…

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Holiday Sleep Disasters — How to Avoid Sleep Problems on the Road

No matter how hard you try to keep your child on a predictable and comforting routine, the holidays sometimes make sleep disruptions unavoidable. Some children are more adaptable than others, and get back into their normal routine without missing a beat. Parents also handle change differently. Some moms and dads really strive to keep that…

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8 Tips for a Happy, Safe, and Well-Rested Halloween

Halloween has always been one of my favorite holidays with my girls. I have such fond memories of my mom making me costumes, and later making my daughters home made costumes. My kids went out to trick or treat as mermaids, lemons, lions, fairies, and more! I love to sew — a random fact that…

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21 Tips To Get You Ready For Daylight Saving Time

In the wee hours of spring each year you may notice that it is getting lighter a bit earlier and inwardly shout “hooray!” I know that I am ready to put away the snow shovel and gloves and spot some spring bulbs coming up in the garden! Another sign of spring that may take a…

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6 Tips for Surviving Holiday Sleep Challenges

Ah, the holidays. It’s the most wonderful time of the year…except when it comes time to get your children to bed. Not surprisingly, January is one of my busiest months! The days are shorter, nights are longer (and more exciting!), there are lights, activities, family get-togethers, and more. It’s no wonder your children have sleep…

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Newborn Sleep: 12 Things That You, as a New Parent, are Doing Right

Written by Andrea Strang, Certified Gentle Sleep Coach, Postpartum Doula, and owner of KinderSleep. One of the most common things I hear from parents is that they feel like they are “doing it wrong”.  There is nothing that can adequately prepare you for the journey into parenthood. You may find yourselves feeling overtired and overwhelmed,…

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5 Tips for Bringing the Calm Back to Your Mornings

I encourage you to visit Katie Holloran, MA, BCBA at http://www.behavioristnextdoor.com or on Facebook  for more tips, resources, and information on sleep coaching. As a parent myself, I find these 5 tips to be the most helpful in getting back on track when my home life feels a bit out of whack – maybe it’s due…

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The Family Bedtime Routine — A Parenting Priority

Do you ever have one of “those days”? A day when you wonder if all the work of being a parent is worth it? It might be time to create a bedtime routine. You know what it’s like. There are those moments when your child transforms into a screaming beast because you gave them exactly…

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The Sleep Lady’s Top 6 Tips for Getting Quality Sleep

As you probably know by now, I am passionate about sleep and I love helping moms and dads with sleep coaching their babies so that these little ones can gain the incredibly important life skill of learning how to sleep on their own. Although my work is primarily focused on babies and sleep, I believe…

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Naps: Not Just For Kids

My mission has always been to help families get the sleep they all need. Admittedly, I usually focus on helping you help your child learn the skills they need to sleep. I have probably written a thousand pages on naps alone – for your child. But the latest research points to the value of a…

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