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6 Tips to Improve Naps at Daycare

I hear this scenario a lot: My baby got on a great nap schedule while I was on maternity leave. And then he started daycare. He’s off schedule, coming home crabby, and the few hours I get to spend with him after work are miserable. I can get him kind of back on track over […]

Baby Naps: 7 Bad Habits to Avoid!

Baby’s are smart. Sometimes we don’t give them enough credit or think they “get it” – but they learn fast! If you change up the routine and take away some of the work your child has to do to get to sleep (for example, rocking to sleep), all your baby needs to do is snuggle […]

Getting Ready for Baby #2? 5 Tips to Help Prepare Your Older Child

Preparing for baby #1 was all about taking prenatal classes, converting the guest room or office into a nursery, planning your schedule around the umpteen OB appointments and baby showers! The second (or third!) time around is a bit different. You know the baby care basics and other info from those classes, you try to […]

Coming Off Maternity Leave? 10 Tips to Ease the Transition Back to Work

I’ve found there are two types of working moms: 1. The moms who have a very hard time thinking about going back to work – they just want to spend their days with their new babies 2. The moms who can’t wait to get back to the routine of work and the job they love […]

Are White Noise Machines Sleep Props?

When I talk with parents about the relationship between healthy sleep skills and sleep props, I will inevitably get a question about white noise machines. In fact 5 moms have asked me this very question this week alone, so I figured it was an excellent topic for this Tuesday! As a refresher, a sleep prop […]

6 Back to School Tips for Kids

It never fails. You’re enjoying picnics and vacations and lots of melty popsicles during the lazy days of August…     And then BAM! You realize that all of your child’s pants are too short, last Spring’s cleats are too small and there is a large Target cart full of school supplies with your name […]

Moving From a Crib to a Big Bed?

“When should I move my child out of the crib and into a big bed?” is THE most often question I get from parents of 2 year olds. Today I’ve talked to moms in California and North Carolina on this very subject! Here’s what I told them: moving too soon will typically result in a […]

6 Tips for Traveling with Kids

It’s easy to throw the routine and schedule out the window when you’re on vacation. You want to experience everything, and that means you can’t be tethered to the hotel room or condo for naps and a reasonable bedtime… I get it! But here’s the thing… If you help your child stay on track while […]

8 Tips for Moving With a Child

Driving the 8 blocks to my son’s school, I saw 7 FOR SALE signs (with most under contract!)…’tis the season for moving! So naturally I’m getting requests like these: HELP! We’re moving soon! How should we prepare our child(ren) and make sure the transition goes well?! [If you’ve ever moved, you understand the craziness that […]

6 Tips for Setting up a Safe and Healthy Nursery

I got this note today from a mom named Kate: When I was pregnant with my first baby, I’m embarrassed to admit I was more focused on how the nursery looked (color-coordinated, matching fabrics, etc.) than whether I was using the safest paint or taking the healthiest precautions with fumes, etc.. Baby #2 is due […]