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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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nap routines

If you’ve done some digging into baby and toddler sleep, even just a little bit, you’ve certainly read about bedtime routines. Consistent bedtime routines are SO important, to help our littles ones mentally register that sleep is coming and for their physical bodies to continue preparing for a long stretch of sleep (think melatonin!). While […]

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best sound machine

When it comes to baby products, the choices are endless! There are SO MANY products out there – some of which are great, some which you could easily do with or without, and some that just seem pointless. And the same goes for baby and toddler sleep products! In this blog post, I want to […]

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baby deedee sleep sack

Cold weather is approaching quickly in Northern Virginia, and if you’re farther north, it has probably fully arrived! So with the cold weather, questions about how to keep your baby warm is an important question to ask – how to keep your little one warm when outside playing, in the car as it’s still heating, […]

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I’m certainly not claiming to be a mom blogger about all things toys, activities, how to keep your toddlers and little ones occupied, etc – Busy Toddler and Days with Grey are my go-to’s there! But I am a mama of a 4 year old and 2 year old, I babysat my way through middle […]

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birth story

“My babies don’t drop until they drop.” I wish I would have counted the number of times I said that sentence while pregnant with Avery. I said it every time someone said, “You’re carrying so high!” Or, “You still haven’t dropped!” (And they clearly thought I should have by then.) And every appointment those final […]

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