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Summer is Over – It’s Back to School

Tuesday, August 18th, 2015

  School supply shopping is completed, new sneakers are purchased, and the upcoming soccer rosters and carpool schedules are hanging on the refrigerator. Sure-tell signs in my home that summer is ending and the start of a new school year is upon us. But what is the best gift you can give your child for …

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Keeping Your Little One Well Rested This Summer

Friday, June 26th, 2015

The kids are out of school, camps have started, BBQs are happening, and the days seem endless. There’s no getting around it … summer is here! With longer days and less structure come the challenges of keeping our little ones well rested. It is so easy to let sleep schedules fall by the wayside and …

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The 9 Month Sleep Regression… What It Is and How to Get Through It!

Friday, May 29th, 2015

If it feels like you’ve just recovered from the well-known and often-spoken-about four-month sleep regression, you are probably right. Your baby is now nine months old, and it may feel like it is happening all over again. What is a regression? According to Webster’s dictionary, a regression is “a return to a former or less …

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Your Two-Year-Old Really Does Need To Nap!

Wednesday, February 25th, 2015

Did you read the recent article that made its way around the Internet last week? Are you worried now that your toddler should no longer be napping? I’m here to tell you that while you should stop your worries, you should not stop napping your two year old!   There is there plenty of research …

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March 8th, 2015, is Daylight Saving Time. Tips for a successful "Spring Forward."

Monday, February 23rd, 2015

As winter seems to only be getting colder and colder, it is a welcome sign that Daylight Saving Time (DST) is just around the corner. On Sunday, March 8th, the clocks will be turned an hour forward. I’m hoping this means that spring is around the corner.  These cold days have me longing for warmer weather, longer …

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What About MY Sleep?

Wednesday, January 7th, 2015

Congratulations! You and your new baby are home from the hospital and things are settling into a nice routine. You were warned that your little one might be up throughout the night, but you had no idea how exhausting being a new parent actually would be! Taking care of yourself is as important as taking …

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It is Time to Fall Back: Sunday, November 2, 2014!

Friday, October 10th, 2014

It is hard to believe that the days of long, carefree summer evenings are over and the end of Daylight Saving Time (DST) is upon us. On Sunday, November 2, 2014, the clocks will be moved back by one hour.  If your children easily adjust to the time change, you may be lucky and get …

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Keep Your Toddler Sleeping Well With a New Baby in the House

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014

Are you pregnant and worried your new bundle of joy will wreak havoc on the healthy sleep habits you have finally established for your toddler?  Is your new infant waking your toddler during his naps and nights? Never fear, there are several tricks of the trade to help keep the entire family sleeping well.   …

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Sleep Tips for the First Year!

Thursday, April 3rd, 2014

Sleep Tips for the First Year   “How is your baby sleeping?” must be the most commonly asked question any new parent gets during the first year of their baby’s life. “It’s a given that babies get up a lot during the first three months, and it’s important to have realistic expectations,” says Harvey Karp, …

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To Use a Sound Machine or Not…That is the Question!

Tuesday, March 4th, 2014

Have you read the buzz about infant sound machines? A new study claims that the use of an infant sound machine can be harmful to a baby’s hearing. It is worth reading the study yourself: http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/early/2014/02/25/peds.2013-3617.full.pdf+html While the study has some very important points, I don’t think families should immediately get rid of the sound machines …

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