Don’t Settle for Tired

Posted on Mar 5, 2019

“When you’re tired you start thinking about you. Don’t be tired. Your mom never gets tired. Be as tough as your mother.” — Duke Coach Mike Krzyzewski I recently came across this gem and at first, it had me thinking: We moms – we’re tough MFers, aren’t we? But then I thought: Hold up. I’m tough! I’ll celebrate and take pride in that any day. But I DO get tired! I can appreciate that Coach K was talking to his team about their...

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At one point or another, all of my kids loved “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie” by Laura Numeroff and Felicia Bond. If you’re not familiar with the book, it’s often described as a “circular tale” where a boy gives a mouse a cookie, only for the mouse to request more and more until, finally, he would like to have a cookie again. It’s little wonder toddlers love the book! Cute illustrations and a fun storyline aside, I...

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A Love Letter to Sleep

Posted on Feb 12, 2019

In honor of this whole February month-of-love replete with Hallmark-hearts and milk chocolately goodness, I’ve got this for ya! A love letter to Sleep 😉 Dear Sleep, I’m just going to put it all out there: I love you! I miss you! But, I’m a parent now. I’m sorry I didn’t give you much warning about that major change in my life. Selfishly, I thought you and I would just figure it out – like we always have. But I realize now how much...

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Sleep is Like a Puzzle

Posted on Feb 1, 2019

When it comes to teaching healthy sleep habits, I talk a lot about building a puzzle – ensuring you’ve got all the elements you need and successfully piecing them together. The good news: in normally developing children, Mother Nature has provided the individual puzzle pieces that allow for healthy sleep. They’re all there! Nothing needs to be designed or recreated. In other words, your child – infant, toddler or otherwise – is fully...

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How Much Sleep Does a Child Need?

Posted on Mar 16, 2018

This National Sleep Foundation info-graphic is one of my favorite resources when it comes to determining how much sleep a child needs at any given age. Instead of using this data to make you feel better about your child’s potential sleep loss, use it to set some goals for healthier habits! IF you’re in the mindset of wanting to maximize your child’s sleep potential, here are a couple of Sleep Pea tips for using this info-graphic and...

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The FDA recently issued a warning reminding parents of the potential dangers of sleep positioners. Sleep positioners, says the FDA, can cause suffocation that can lead to infant death. The initial alert to parents came in 2010 when the FDA, the Consumer Product Safety Commission and the American Academy of Pediatrics issued a joint warning after reviewing reports of 12 infant deaths associated with sleep positioners over the preceding...

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