Why Is It So Hard to Advocate For Yourself?

I am a big (BIG!) fan of something called Orange Theory. If you’re not familiar, OT is a circuit-based, one-hour, drop in workout studio. Earlier this year I decided to once again try to incorporate exercise into my lifestyle. I am not exaggerating when I say that I hate(d) exercise. (And the outdoors, but that’s [...]

By |2019-09-12T14:29:05-08:00September 12th, 2019|Categories: Opinion|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

What Surprised You Most About Motherhood (Sleep Edition!)

One of the greatest benefits of working so closely with new mothers is never really forgetting the “baby” stage. (Even though my own kids are school-aged.) Working with mothers of infants and toddlers helps me remember how challenging (and crazy and beautiful) the transition into motherhood can be. My own expectations for motherhood were so [...]

By |2019-08-22T22:25:17-08:00August 22nd, 2019|Categories: Opinion|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

How to Get Dad on Board With Sleep Training Support

I generally shy away from assuming families using the Baby Sleep Trainer online courses follow the “traditional” family model. I’m talking about where Mom is the baby’s primary caretaker, and is not the main breadwinner. In this dynamic, it’s also assumed Dad works outside the home in paid employment. Many times Mom does some sort [...]

How To Stay Calm When Sleep Training

We talk a lot about how to sleep train babies, when to start, and even how to make sure your baby’s attachment to you remains unaffected during the process. But, we’ve never discussed how to make sure you (usually Mom) can maintain her composure and calmness while sleep training. The reality is that no matter [...]

By |2019-06-07T13:26:04-08:00March 4th, 2019|Categories: How To Be Successful|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Having Realistic Expectations When Sleep Training your Child

It can be hard to sleep train your child! Not as hard as all those nights of poor sleep, but going through the process of teaching your child to sleep unassisted is definitely up there on the list of "tricky parenting tasks." As someone who has dedicated my life to supporting families who have trouble [...]

By |2019-06-13T15:11:18-08:00January 28th, 2019|Categories: How To Be Successful|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Sleep Training and Attachment

I tend to answer the same questions over and over again from clients reaching out for sleep training help. The one I get most often is, “Will sleep training harm my baby’s attachment to me as their mother?” Even when a mother knows logically that her child has a sleep issue. And that everyone would [...]

The Importance of Setting Goals (for Sleep Training) & Keeping Them

Before you have a baby, sleep training might seem like a far-off nebulous concept. Like something your sister-in-law or cousin told you about once in passing. Now your baby is here! And you are encountering the reality that your infant or toddler might need some help figuring out how to sleep independently. Now the concept [...]

By |2019-07-03T15:28:51-08:00May 22nd, 2017|Categories: How To Be Successful|Tags: |0 Comments

Working Mom Guilt – We Are Over It!

Let's talk about working mom guilt shall we? Due to the nature of my work, I spend a lot of time helping working mothers manage their children’s sleep. One of the highlights of my job is getting to know women in all sorts of varied positions. I’ve worked with a breast cancer researcher, a pediatric [...]

By |2019-05-22T16:57:09-08:00May 15th, 2017|Categories: Opinion|Tags: |0 Comments

How to Deal with the Stigma & Judgment of Sleep Training

Last Updated . As a sleep consultant I spend a tremendous amount of time disabusing people of their previous beliefs regarding sleep training. As any parent who has spent anytime in a parenting Facebook group, or googling anything about children and sleep, knows there’s A LOT of information out there. [...]

By |2019-05-22T16:59:47-08:00April 17th, 2017|Categories: How To Be Successful|Tags: , , , |0 Comments