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I remember the exact night I became afraid of the dark. Without my parents knowing, I snuck into the living room while my older brother was watching “Child’s Play” starring the Chucky Doll for his birthday party and I saw things a 5 year old should never see! That was the night when darkness and I stopped being friends, and the demand for a nightlight was made. Fear of the dar ...

One of the trickiest parts about baby/toddler sleep is navigating those darn naps, am I right?! As a stay at home parent that also works, I rely on consistent and lengthy naps during the day so that I can get a few things checked off of my to-do list. So, when those naps are not going as planned, this mama tends to get a little flustered. Navigating naps can be tricky because ...

Summer is approaching, which means warmer weather, more sun and more fun! It is a season we all welcome after a cold winter and wet spring! Unfortunately, all that extra daylight can also have a negative impact on our sleep and our children’s sleep if we are not paying close attention to it. It is very tempting with the longer days, to stay out late and enjoy the warm evenings ...

Anyone who has had a baby or young toddler has had this happen!  You are in the car, you look in your rear view mirror to see in your back seat baby mirror that your sweet little one is SLEEPING…when he shouldn’t be!  You tried to strategically plan your trip to go out to run errands or go to an event around his nap time.  Your baby should not fall asleep in the car because nap ...

I think most people will agree with me that life can be stressful, especially during the current times. There are seasons where stress levels are low and seasons where they are through the roof. From daily stressors like chores, or work, to the bigger ones like dealing with an illness, losing a job, or moving houses can take a toll on our bodies.  If you are a parent like many ...

We have had a few days of warmer weather here, and the sun is lingering a little longer in the evenings, which means it is time for daylight savings to spring up again! It’s time to “spring forward” those clocks this Saturday, March 13th. Many parents dread this adjustment, because it means we all lose an hour of sleep and it can potentially throw off their little one’s sleep f ...

Typically, I like to sing the praises of darkness as it relates to good sleep, but right now I am going to switch gears and talk a little bit about light and how it can also help our bodies sleep. Different Types of Light Light is the most important outside influence affecting sleep. It has dramatic effects on sleep, impacting the circadian rhythm, melatonin production, and s ...

Your baby has officially grown into a toddler and with that transition comes a lot of fun but also a lot of challenges!  One of those challenges being sleep. Typically, when a child turns around 18 months sleep troubles can start to occur, even in children that were amazing sleepers as babies. These sleep concerns may include a lot of protesting at nap time or bedtime, multiple ...

I know that a lot of us are staying home for the holidays this year, however it is still that time of year when a lot of people will pack up and hit the road to spend the holidays with their loved ones. Whether you are staying home or heading out of town, the holidays can really disrupt a child’s sleep. So here are your 12 holiday sleep tips to help make your child's holiday sl ...

Whenever I got sick growing up, my mom would always say, “You need to go get some rest; sleep is the best medicine.” But as a child I didn’t want to rest, I wanted to play! I didn’t have time to lay down, I had things to do. However, now that I am a mom myself, I am hearing those same words echo from my mouth to my littles. Well I am here to tell you that there is a lot of rese ...

Why didn’t we try this sooner?! As we speak he is sound asleep in his crib – and has been since 7:15 pm.

Karianne Wanggaard

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