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Transitioning your child from a crib to a bed is a really exciting transition, but it can also be nerve-wracking! Although we have not personally done this yet, it’s a transition we will be making in the future and it’s one that many families fear or have lots of questions about! So here’s what I […]

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bedtime routine

When I was first told 3.5 years ago that I should establish a nap and bedtime routine with my baby girl, I was a little overwhelmed. What would we do? What song should we sing? Would this really matter for a newborn? What if we somehow messed it up? So Jason and I chatted through […]

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climbing out of crib

The day every parent dreads…watching on the monitor as their toddler skillfully (or not so skillfully) climbs out of the crib. Or not realizing anything happened until hearing the pitter patter of little feet running down the hallway, or the extra commotion of clothes being thrown out of the dresser rather than sleep taking place. […]

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toddler pillow and blanket

There are some milestones in parenting that shake you a bit more than others. A classic one is when your child starts calling you “Mom” or “Mommy,” rather than “Mama.” One that totally blindsided me was starting to use two piece pajamas rather then onesie pajamas. Then there are a lot of milestones parents look […]

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toddler sleep regressions

Something about the term “sleep regression” still makes my skin crawl, even as a sleep consultant. Although we often hear about baby sleep regressions, toddler sleep regressions are just as real, and honestly, sometimes more challenging! Now, if you Google “toddler sleep regressions,” you’re likely going to see blog posts galore about the 18 month […]

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night wakings

“Is your child sleeping through the night yet?” Some of you may cringe when someone asks you that question, because the answer is a big old, “Nope,” and you’re just longing for the day you can say, “YES!” It’s truly an exciting milestone when a little one sleeps through the night for the first time, […]

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awake windows

If you have done much research in the newborn and baby sleep world, you’ve likely heard the term “awake windows,” or “wake windows.” It’s quite the buzz word when it comes to baby sleep, but there’s also a lot of confusion and misunderstanding around it. So in this blog post, I’m going to break down […]

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“It’s the most wonderful time of the year!” I absolutely love this time of year and the excitement that builds as the holidays draw near, however there is also a lot of hustle and bustle that can come with it that can prove stressful. And with this year looking especially different as we’re still in […]

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fourth of july

For the first time since having kids, we braved the Fourth of July fireworks with our girls last summer (they were 3.5 and 1.5). And when I say we braved them, we went into DC and enjoyed THE fireworks on the mall! I was a little nervous for how it would go, because bedtime was […]

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When my husband and I were getting married, we put a tent and some camping gear on our wedding registry. And rather than just putting a small two person tent on there, we put a six person tent on there, because we knew we wanted to continue camping when we had a family! Well, we […]

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