Spring Time Change Sleep Tips

By: Kimberly Wagner-Dabbour/ I bet you’ve noticed that the daylight is coming back. Yay!  This also means that the spring time change, AKA, the beginning of daylight saving time is around the corner.  Sunday, March 10th at 2 a.m. to be exact.    Love it or hate it, we have schedules to keep and making sure…

Beating Bedtime Battles

By: Cary Zavala, MA, LPC/ Beating Bedtime Battles Many families find the important daily task of getting children ready for bedtime a real struggle – a battle on some nights!  This month’s Early Childhood Education Series focused on helping parents understand they are not alone. Tips were offered to make the process a bit easier.…

Guest Blog: Who is sleeping through the night?

Today’s guest blog is from Lisa Eack, Parent Liason for the Parent Coalition of Lenawee Great Start. Lisa is an Upper Peninsula native. She has two young boys, 4 and 2, and a newborn daughter. Have you ever noticed that when you have a baby, one of the first questions people ask is “Is she…

Got sleep?

Had to share a blog post from GeekMom Laura Weldon. It reminds us parents about how important sleep is for little ones, and how it impacts learning and behavior. Here’s an excerpt: A study of 8,000 preschoolers found that children with regular early bedtimes scored higher in most developmental measures including pre-reading, language, and early…

Sleep? Huh, what’s that?

When I was pregnant with my first child, I was told by several people that once you have a baby, you never sleep.  Protected by my expectant bliss, I thought they were joking.  When one says ‘never sleeps’ one means something else.  Never can’t actually mean never, can it? When touring the hospital before Avery’s…

Things my mother never told me.

Being a mom is tough.  And in this day and age, it is dang near impossible to make it through the week without something going wrong. No matter how hard I try there’s always something I forget to do or could have done better. These are the things my mother never told me: Kiss sleep…

Sleeping Infant Art?

OK, so I found this link over the weekend. Amazing photos of a sleeping infant “dreaming” all kinds of things. Go look at them all, right now. Truly creative and beautiful.  I remember watching my infant sleep and being mesmerized by her poses and twitches.  But I also remember trying to nap, clean the house,…

A Mother’s Work…

…is never done. I’m sure those of you with little ones can relate! My daughter has never been one to sleep soundly or consistently. When she was an infant she woke up at least three times a night every night. It wasn’t until she was 2 years old that occasionally she would sleep through the…