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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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daylight savings

Before having kids, I LOVED when it was time to fall back every year, because that meant an extra hour of sleep! And who doesn’t love more sleep?? As a parent, however, daylight savings makes us shake our fists at whoever decided it was a good idea to change the clocks twice a year, and […]

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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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milk supply and sleep

I still remember the first time my oldest slept through the night. It was actually a total fluke (she was 8ish weeks old) and she didn’t do it again until she was 10 months old and we sleep trained. BUT I vividly remember waking up that morning and my boobs HURT. They were so full […]

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“Never wake a sleeping baby.” My guess is that most of you have heard this piece of advice at one time or another, and if you haven’t, you just wait! While I certainly don’t enjoy waking up a sleeping child, sometimes it’s necessary for the sake of other naps or overnight sleep. So in this […]

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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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birth story

I have always loved all things babies, birth, pregnancy, postpartum, and parenting. I was 5 when my youngest sister was born, and stepped in in every way in attempt to be her “second mom.” I loved watching  A Birth Story on TLC in middle school and high school. I got my “babysitting license” as soon […]

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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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sleep training plans

When I had my oldest, I had certainly heard of “sleep training,” but the only thing I knew about sleep training was that you had to lay your baby down, walk away, and let them cry until they fell asleep (also known as the Cry-it-Out Method). [Spoiler alert, that’s not the only sleep training method, […]

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