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Nap Transitions

Figuring out if your baby is ready to drop a nap is a big stressor for a lot of parents.  The  most important piece of the nap puzzle is tuning into your baby – every baby is different and trying to force them onto a generic schedule will make both of you crazy.  My daughter dropped her last nap when […]

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Does Your Baby Need a Bedtime?

Generic sleep schedules are a great torture tool for parents! I remember when I fell for it. My daughter was about 3 months old, and I had stumbled upon an incognito sleep trainer who promised results if I just followed her schedule. It worked like a charm for the first two days, and then all hell broke loose. When it […]

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3 Sleep Myths You Can Forget About

There’s so much garbage out there, y’all! The topic of child sleep is a hot one, and our culture has strayed so far from our innate understanding of sleep that many people are unknowingly spreading false information. I don’t want to point a finger, but at the same time, we need to wake the heck up! Myths about child sleep […]

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3 Invitations to Independent Play

It’s easy to be consumed by the pressure to teach teach teach our kids. Their letters, numbers, how to be a good human – it’s overwhelming, and in my opinion largely unnecessary. There’s a natural order and process to all the human qualities we desperately want for our children. In the early years, play is a tremendous tool for the […]

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Common Red Flags for Baby Sleep

While I spend a lot of time normalizing baby sleep – especially how wakeful babies are normal, and healthy; it’s important to note, there are red flags that an underlying issue might need to be addressed. Bear with me as I flip the script from normal to abnormal sleep, you’ll know what red flags to be aware of, and when […]

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The Thing Most Peeps Don’t Know About Crying

Many of the desirable traits we want for our children include: learning from their mistakes respecting boundaries  being resourceful being able to process anger and not lash out resilience being generous and kind to others (to share)  These and other characteristics we want for our children, evolve from what Dr. Gordon Neufeld calls the, adaptive process. This process involves your […]

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10 Ways to Connect With Your Child at Bedtime

Our most important need as human mammals, (not just children) is attachment. This instinct to feel connected is stronger than anything else we experience. You know those super cute, and kinda confusing calendars with pictures of “unlikely animal friends”? Ya know – the tiger and the duck, the cat and the bird, the dog and the deer… these unnatural relationships […]

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5 Fun Ways to Spot Your Child’s Development

Behavioral Schemas – fun stuff y’all! These are the coolest little signs to be aware of – proof right before your eyes that your child is developing and unfolding, without you doing a dang thing! I spent a lot of time the first few years as a new Mom, wondering if my Daughter was developing properly… first she was just […]

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Light at the End of the Tunnel

Some women are “ok” after childbirth – most are not. How did you feel the first weeks or months after the arrival of your child? Several years into the game and still feel like a hot mess? I feel ya – I hold a first class ticket to this hot mess express. There is a biological, undeniable reason for the […]

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