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Staying Calm As A Parent

Okay, I will admit it… I am not always calm as a parent. I have definitely raised my voice. And I have lost my patience on more than one occasion. Having kids has pushed buttons that I never knew existed. Like you, before becoming a parent, I envisioned being a …

5 steps to healthy meal planning, happy family eating

Five steps to healthy meal planning in 30 minutes or less!

by Special Guest, Jenna Allerson After a long day have you ever opened the fridge to start dinner, saw a bunch of food, but somehow there didn’t seem to be anything to actually put on the table? I know I have and it can be so stressful, especially when you …

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When Is the Right Time to Sleep Train?

Are you tired of nighttime wakings and bedtime battles? Are you struggling with establishing a solid sleep routine? Is putting your child down for a nap painful? Then now is the right time to sleep train! The process of teaching your baby to sleep through the night is going to …

stay-at-home survival guide for parents

Stay-At-Home Survival Guide for Parents

Wow! This past month has been crazy. How have you been surviving these extraordinary times of mandated stay-at-home orders? For some parents, it’s juggling school work in between video conferencing with work or having to find alternative daycare while heading out into the frontlines. I am in the “working full …

Potty Training at Night

Can you imagine the day that you don’t have to turn down the diaper aisle? Nighttime potty training is that last step to diaper freedom. Buying that last pack of diapers is a major parenting milestone and a wallet-saving celebration. It’s the icing on the parenting cake! However, sometimes our …

Toddlers And Their Stalling Tactics

Toddlers are amazing little humans. When their speech and thought ability develops, their personality really starts to shine. However, they also become more creative in their stalling tactics. It’s fascinating what toddler think up of in order to get out of bedtime. What can be done to circumvent these boundary-testing …

What Can You Do About An Early Riser?

Anything before your morning coffee is hard to handle. And if your baby is consistently waking up before six in the morning, you may need two cups of coffee. Is there anything that you can about an early riser? Or are some babies just early morning people? Can you teach …

How To Get Your Picky Eater To Try New Foods

Do you have a picky eater? Not exactly a sleep-related topic but one that comes up often with my clients. Sleep and nutrition are both important factors in our children’s health. So, I thought it might be nice to take a little break from writing about sleep and address another …

How To Deal With The Fear Of The Dark

Have you ever been fast asleep in the middle of the night and then become suddenly aware that a little person is standing right beside you? Then you hear, “Mommy, I can’t sleep…there’s a monster in my room.” After the initial shock of being startled awake, you walk your little …

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