Are you an expecting or new parent on the hunt for a great baby monitor? READ THIS!
As someone who has been working with families for more than 20 years in a professional capacity, I am often approached by different companies and other specialists and professionals about products I recommend, or even simply to review child and/or sleep related products. This morning I got an email from Kayla at reviews.com who […]read more
Is Your Child Ready for School?
As September looms upon us (sorry to bring that up), it is time to begin thinking about getting children ready to go to, or go back to, school. For some that means they will be falling back into fairly regular routines, while for others it means an entirely new and exciting experience! The best thing […]read more
Literacy Development in the Early Years: How Parents can Help at Home
Once children are off to preschool, or school, many parents tend to leave it to the teacher to work on pre-reading skills, and trust that their young child is learning what they need to in school. The truth is, that learning is a triad of student, family, and school. All three must be invested […]read more
Going Back to Work After Baby: Choosing the Right Child Care Provider for Your Family
Whether it’s only been a few months, or it has been a couple of years, going back to work after being at home with your little one is never easy. This is a reality that almost all families deal with at some point, unless one of the parents is able to be the daytime caregiver […]read more
Is Your Child Ready for a Cell Phone?
By Regan Forsyth of Eat Play Sleep Family Wellness While mobile phones are a really convenient way to keep close touch with your pre-teens and teens, there is a lot more to be taken into consideration when deciding when is the right time to sign your son or daughter up. Cell phones are very […]read more
SIDS & Safe Sleep Practices
After putting my youngest, still a baby, to bed last night, I read an article about a baby who died after going into heart failure. The baby (6 weeks old) was thought to have been sleeping in her parents’ bed and accidentally suffocated. Suffocation due to avoidable circumstances and factors, does not fall under the […]read more
Recognizing Signs of Substance Use or Misuse in Teens: Teaching them the Truth
It’s a well-known fact that it’s important in drug and alcohol use prevention in children, to openly and honestly discuss it early on. It’s also important to discuss it frequently and keep connected to your child and teen and learn about their social lives when out of the house. Even when parents do their best […]read more
Ending Mealtime Battles, Part Three: The Picky Eater
The Picky Eater. It happens to the best of us. The biggest mealtime power struggle, is often about what our children will or will not eat. This can be the toughest area to make changes to, because it can require a completely new mindset for some parents. A new perspective for everyone, in fact. There […]read more
Maternity Sleep Help Coming Soon!
I am SO excited to be embarking on some professional development specifically about maternity sleep, and to soon be able to offer prenatal support for Mamas, in addition to educating families about infant/child sleep, and beyond. While it is becoming more common for families to ready themselves for “sleep shaping” with infants, by seeking the […]read more
SLEEP: How Much is Just Right for My Child?
“How Much Sleep is Optimal?” For new (and repeat!) parents or clients, this is a very common question! There is no firm answer; the younger the child, the more likely the amount will vary a little. However, there are general guidelines that you can use to see if your little one falls near the mark […]read more