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Your little one's sleep doesn't have to be a mystery

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I have read some great parenting books and read some great parenting blogs, but to be honest, reading is not my forte and I just feel like I don’t have time. Where I’ve learned the most about parenting is in conversations with other parents, brainstorming with friends, sharing the hard moments and the wins, and […]

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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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I’m excited to share this blog post with you! I am interviewing Maura, who is not only a mama I formerly worked with, but she’s now another sleep consultant working with me here at Via Graces! We’re going to dig into the “before” sleep training, the “during” sleep training, and the “after” sleep training, to […]

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Hey y’all, my name is Maura! I’m a Pediatric Sleep Consultant currently living in Oceans Springs, Mississippi. I’m excited to have joined the Via Graces team in common purpose – helping families attain their individual sleep needs, with grace. So why become a sleep consultant? My passion for purpose and kindness while connecting with people is […]

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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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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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breastfeeding babies and toddlers

I want to preface this by saying this blog post is written based on my personal experience. I am not a lactation consultant and always suggest speaking to one if you have concerns about milk supply when weaning or are looking for help when weaning.  My Breastfeeding and Weaning Story with Olivia Breastfeeding Olivia Going […]

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family conversations

“They are very regimented about their sleep.” “She’s going to sleep already?! Didn’t she just wake up?!” “Does it really have to be that dark?” “You need to chill out.” These are just a few comments we’ve heard from family members while on our journey with sleep. It would be easy to let these comments […]

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Since getting married, Jason and I have always lived in small spaces. When we got pregnant with Olivia, we were in a one bedroom apartment, and I wasn’t quite sure how we’d make our space work since it was already tight. And I had my melt downs about not having space for an actual crib […]

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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."