How To Maximize Sleep And Minimize Stress This Fall

If you’re reading this, it’s likely because, like so many of us, you have some anxiety about the prospect of leaving your child for the first time in many months, in a world that is entirely uncertain. With just a few weeks remaining before a potential return to daycare, school and work, many parents are […]

Happy International Middle Child’s Day

Today is International Middle Child’s Day! My husband and I are both the first born in our families, so I didn’t really understand the struggles of the middle child… until I had three kids myself. I now see the shift in dynamic when there are three, and I am ever-cognizant of the need to ensure […]

The Importance of Fresh Air for a Good Night’s Sleep

It seems like an obvious suggestion, but getting outside more frequently during the day can have significant positive impacts on our physical and mental health, and specifically on our sleep. It probably won’t surprise you to hear that, collectively, we are spending far too much time indoors. This is not a new problem, but it […]

Setting Boundaries for Toddler Wakings

If you are a parent of a toddler, it’s pretty likely that you’ve woken up to that little voice through the monitor calling “mommmmmmyyyyy” in the middle of the night. As an advocate against leaving your child to fend for themselves, I always recomme nd answering your child’s calls, and here is an example why: […]

Why I Don’t Swaddle – And Why You Shouldn’t Either

When I first became a mom in 2014, I knew very little about infant sleep. The first of my friends, and the first in our family to have babies, the terms ‘wake window’ ‘drowsy but awake’ and ‘self soothe’ were entirely foreign to me. Literally the only thing I knew was what I saw in […]