Mama's Thoughts: A Blog on Mommyhood and Sleep

February 5, 2018

Raising kids is a high-stakes responsibility, and in this age of social media and easy access to information about anything and everything, parents are easily overwhelmed with feelings of guilt and inadequacy. As sleep consultants, we see this all the time from parents...

January 3, 2018

Hello parents!

Today I want to talk a little bit about playing in the crib. If you are a veteran of the Sleep Sense program, this might sound like something you’ve experienced. If you’re not, this might sound like the craziest thing ever. If you’ve got a child who’s not...

December 30, 2017

“Will putting cereal in my baby’s bottle help him sleep better?”

We hear that all the time. I know it’s an old wives’ tale. Your grandmother probably told you, “Oh, put cereal in the breast milk or the formula, and this baby will sleep all night.” The truth is that is...

November 27, 2017

I know, I know - it's still November! But this is the time of the year that we are beginning to make plans for the holidays and many new parents who have recently gotten their babies sleeping on a schedule are worried that they might regress a little over the holidays....

October 23, 2017

That’s right, I said it. Your baby will never sleep straight through the night.
 

And neither will you, for that matter. In fact, pretty much anyone who isn’t heavily sedated before going to bed can expect to wake up multiple times in the night. This isn’t due to stress...

September 15, 2017

You heard it ladies! For months you have been getting up with babe (because the only way she will settle is for mom!) and while, yes, dad has had compromised sleep as well (in most cases) you may feel as though the onus has been completely placed on you to get up with...

September 3, 2017

Hands up if this sounds familiar…

Your fussy baby finally falls asleep for her afternoon nap and you sit down for a much needed moment to yourself only to hear a car with a broken muffler roaring down the street. Just like that, Sleeping Beauty is wide awake and mad… NO...

August 29, 2017

Being active has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. As a kid I was always BUSY BUSY BUSY, and as I got older that energy was transformed into sports, activities, or simply bike riding with friends. Today it is how I keep sane. Exercise - I honestly c...

August 9, 2017

So my plan in life was always to find a great man, settle down, get married and have babies. My great man would step in and help me during night wakings even though he had to work in the morning - because he was a real-life Superhero. Nobody would be tired. We would al...

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