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Bump in the Night

Bump in the Night

Understanding Night Terrors It isn’t paranormal, but it is “parasomnia”. Parasomnia is scientific word for night terror and nightmare or other unusual sleep behavior. All children have nightmares at some point and many children have at least one episode of night...
The Feminist Reason I Hate Mother’s Day

The Feminist Reason I Hate Mother’s Day

(Updated 2021) I’m here to confess that I dread Mother’s Day. I feel guilty about that dread and maybe you do, too. For me, it’s kind of like my birthday (which I also don’t love) where people ask what I want and say it’s all about me but...

On White Fragility in Our Parenting

Transcript here. Resources at bottom. Talking to our children about racism and police violence is not just our duty to black folx as white allies, it is a service to our children. And yet so many white folx shy away from doing this hard work. Many of my acquaintances...
Fun Hand Washing Tips for Small Humans

Fun Hand Washing Tips for Small Humans

It is very popular to teach children to sing the ABC’s to help them complete a successful hand washing, but my preference as a preschool teacher and director was to teach songs about hand washing so that children don’t space out while singing the song but...
Quick Anytime Meditation for Parents

Quick Anytime Meditation for Parents

Here’s my basic Insight Meditation tutorial created just for busy parents to do any time, anywhere! (Originally recorded on Facebook LIVE.)  WHAT’S BETTER THAN SEX, COFFEE AND CHOCOLATE ? SLEEP. Get my 10 Gentle Sleep Hacks to Help Your Little One SLEEP BETTER...
Why Earlier Bedtimes Aren’t Always Better

Why Earlier Bedtimes Aren’t Always Better

Many parents notice that little ones suddenly start fighting bedtime sometime in May. But most sleep guru articles and books will tell you earlier bedtimes are always better. Studies seem to tell you this too, but they aren’t accounting for hormonal regulation...