Archive for the “Health and Wellness” Category

In honor of World Breast Feeding Week, I thought I would discuss two topics near and dear to me: Sleep & Breast Feeding. With my occupation, it is a no brainer that I love all things sleep. However, it may surprise you that breast feeding is also way up there in my priority list. Why […]

Well Rested Sleep Tip: 4 Reasons to Resolve to Make Your Child’s Sleep a Priority in 2016 Eat better, exercise more, curse less – these are all great resolutions and ones that most of us have made in the past. But have you ever resolved to get more sleep? If not, that should be your […]

Baby, toddler, preschooler, 3rd grader, highschooler, adult. No matter your age, sleep is one of our most important biological needs. As my favorite sleep guru Dr. Marc Weissbluth has said “Sleep is to the brain as food is to the body”. Our bodies regulate sleep in much the same way that they regulate eating, drinking, […]

Your Child’s Ideal Sleep Environment Are you expecting a little bundle of joy and looking for advice in planning your nursery?  Or perhaps you are looking to revamp your child’s room to create the optimal sleep environment?  Here are some tips to have everything in place so your baby’s room can be the perfect nursery and […]

APRIL FOOLS! If only it were that easy…I would happily be out of a job and we would have a world of well rested children.  Here is the thing, changing up your child’s sleep routine and teaching them healthy sleep habits is less complicated than you may think.  No – it’s not a simple as dusting […]

Yesterday, fellow founder Heather Hartzell sent me this NY TIMES Mother Load Opinion Piece – Sleep Training at 8 Weeks: ‘Do You Have the Guts?’.  Sleep training at 8 weeks?  With such a sensational headline, I had to read it right away.  My immediate reaction as a mom and a pediatric sleep consultant was “hell no, I […]

Want your child to sleep through the night, but can’t stand the thought of letting him cry it out?  I have good news: you can teach your child healthy sleep habits and self soothing skills without compromising your parenting beliefs and morals.   As a mom of two young children, I am part of a few […]