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My friend and I were sending Marco Polo messages back and forth several weeks ago and she mentioned that her almost one-year-old was still waking in the night to nurse, and she was wondering how to wean her from those night feedings. I asked her if she’d be comfortable jumping on the podcast with me […]

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A few months ago, as I was getting our 4-year-old ready for bed and was moving her through her bedtime routine, she said, “Mom, I feel like you’re bossing me around.” That comment really made me pause! I can certainly get impatient sometimes, I’m not perfect – but I really wasn’t being impatient, I wasn’t […]

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We found out we were pregnant with baby number four this fall and were excited to tell our families at Christmas. When we went in for our initial ultrasound, however, when we were 10 weeks along, we discovered that the baby had stopped growing at about 6.5 weeks. We were experiencing our first miscarriage. In […]

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blackout ez solution

Do you know how dark is dark enough for your child’s bedroom? When it comes to your little one’s sleep environment, the ideal level of darkness is, “I can’t see my hand in front of my face.” I know that sounds impossible, and with lots of “blackout curtains” out there, it is impossible! And now that spring […]

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Sleep training and how we approach sleep with our kids, in general, is a hot topic. Then bring that topic into a family where people might have different opinions and things can get tricky – especially with grandparents! The way my parents approached sleep, and just the knowledge around sleep, was so different when I […]

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daylight savings

Raise your hand if you think daylight saving time 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 8:00 am when you wake up rather than 7:00 am, […]

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My oldest was NOT an independent player when we transitioned from napping to quiet time. She didn’t even like being in a room by herself! So when the time came to drop her last nap, I was nervous. But I put on my former elementary teacher hat to figure out how we were going to […]

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no more naps

Whenever I speak at mom groups or wrap up with a toddler family and mention when it might be time for their little one to stop napping, I often get confused or nervous faces and some hesitation. It’s scary to think about your little one no longer taking a nap! One, how are you going […]

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nap transitions

When I work with families one-on-one, I often say that naps tend to be the hardest part of the sleep puzzle. That’s because daytime sleep is just plain different than nighttime sleep, and if sleep is going to get thrown off by a change, it’s likely the naps that will take the first or hardest […]

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Nap transitions can be tough, and in both my personal and professional opinion, transitioning babies from three to two naps can be scary and feels like “uncharted territory,” AND it’s also an exciting transition! Your baby can finally start moving to more of a set, clock-based sleep schedule rather than focusing so strongly on awake […]

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All it Takes Is a Plan

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Being a parent is beautiful and messy, but when it comes to most things in parenting, all it takes is a plan - AND a whole lot of grace. Each week, Lauren will share new sleep tips and tricks, or simply real life parenting moments. She'll also interview other experts to share practical advice to help us navigate pregnancy, birth, babies, and beyond, with "plans" and "graces."