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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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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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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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Most sleep consultants’ journeys start with a baby or toddler who wouldn’t sleep, then you maybe buy a course, or hire a sleep consultant, or do lots of research. Then once you’re finally on the other side, you can’t keep your mouth shut and want to share the same amazing sleep with the world. And […]

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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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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 kids in the mix, potential travels or holiday gatherings, new sleeping environments, and schedules to work around…it […]

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daylight savings

This year, all of our clocks will “fall back” early in the morning of Sunday, November 6, while we’re all (hopefully!) still sleeping. 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, […]

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With our first baby, we really new nothing about sleep. I babysat my whole life and was an elementary teacher, so I felt good about my knowledge of kids. I had heard about sleep training and the tough, sleepless nights, but surely that wouldn’t be our case. HA! To be honest, our oldest was a […]

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Eufy baby monitor

Deciding on which products you’re going to register for and buy when you are preparing to have a baby is overwhelming. There are “must have” products, “would be nice to have” products, and “really don’t need products.” But everyone has different items in each of those categories, and what’s a “must” for one family may […]

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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 buzzword 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 wake […]

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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."