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sibilngs with newborn

For both adults and kids, alike, big life changes can throw off seemingly basic routines like sleeping and eating. And toddlers and school-aged kids seem to be even more sensitive to these changes, which can often lead to what feels like another¬†regression. One common life change that can cause sleep regressions with older kids (as […]

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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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postpartum bedtime routine

There is so much to prepare for when welcoming a new baby into the world, and it’s so easy to focus on everything the baby will need that we forget to prepare for what we, as parents, will need! And sleep is one of those things. Some people do a lot of research on newborn […]

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sleep on airplane

Yep, it is possible for your baby or toddler to sleep on an airplane! Getting them to sleep while traveling or in a new environment can be stressful enough, but I think getting your child to sleep on an airplane is at the top of that list of stressors. A few summers ago we got […]

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church naps

How to handle naps on Sunday mornings when families go to church is a question I get A LOT. And it’s something we’ve navigated with both of our girls in each sleep stage (newborn, baby, and toddler), so let’s talk about it! I was in a young mom’s Bible study a few years ago and […]

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separation anxiety babies

Separation anxiety is real for both babies and toddlers. And some little ones seem to hit stages of separation anxiety like clockwork, especially around 9 months old and 18-24 months old. And while we can’t simply take that separation anxiety away, we can help support our babies and toddlers through it, and we can take […]

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Millard toddler travel mattress

I don’t know about you, but when my daughter transitioned from her crib to her big bed, I wasn’t quite sure what traveling would look like. She had slept in a pack ‘n play until that point and she still moved around a lot while sleeping, so I wasn’t ready to just stick her in […]

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daylight savings

Raise your hand if you think daylight savings should just be done away with! (You can’t see me right now, but my hand is raised high.) The good news is that “springing forward” isn’t nearly as brutal as “falling back”; the clock will say 7:00 am when you wake up rather than 6:00 am, woohoo! […]

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pacifiers and sleep

Pacifiers and sleep are a HOT topic. It seems as though some babies have a pacifier in their mouths all day long, some parents don’t want their little ones to get attached to their pacifier so they never use one at all, and most other people are somewhere in between. As a sleep consultant, I […]

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