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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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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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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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Melatonin supplements for kids is a topic that comes up often in the pediatric sleep world. As a sleep consultant, I have had many families come to me whose toddlers or school-aged children are having trouble falling asleep on their own and/or staying asleep all night long, and they feel like they’ve tried everything they […]

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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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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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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."