Traveling with little ones can be tiring – trying to keep your usual bedtime routines, managing melt-downs when naps get missed, keeping picky-eaters’ tummies full when their usual foods aren’t accessible. Sometimes, it’s so challenging that the dream vacation you’ve been waiting for winds up being more of a nightmare. Here’s a simple solution – The Staycation. Seriously. Take time off from work, put down the devices, unplug the phone, make some fun plans, and have a blast as a family right in your own hometown! There’s a lot to love about the staycation – less packing, less travel time, normal bedtime routines (if you want), saving money, exploring hidden gems in your own community, and the best reason of all – less stress. Here are 16 staycation ideas your whole family will love!
It’s August and that means new sleep schedules are just around the corner as kids go back to school (or maybe they have already). For some parents, it’s cause for celebration. For others, their child could be eating some of your tears in their mac-n-cheese. In either case, adjusting to a new sleep routine is inescapable. Don’t worry too much – we’re here to help. Check out our 10 back-to-school sleep tips for teens and kids to help ease everyone through the grumps and groans of the school schedule.
By Kim West, LCSW-C, The Sleep Lady®
He wants to co-sleep with your baby and you are ready for your baby to sleep in the nursery. Maybe he believes in letting your baby cry it out but you have been reading about The Sleep Lady’s Good Night, Sleep Tight book and think you have found the answer you have been looking for.
You are not unique if you realize one day that your partner does not think the same way about sleep training that you do. Unless you’re with your double you have already had a couple of disagreements (or more)! Since anything having to do with a newborn or baby can be a tender topic, especially if you feel sleep-deprived, you may feel a bit discouraged that you do not see eye to eye on this subject.
There’s a way to work through this together and stay unified as a couple. It really can be managed in a way that respects each of you and your ideas. Let’s talk about a few ideas on working toward the same goal while disagreeing initially about the pathway there. Read more
There’s no denying that there’s something magical about the night sky. It’s tranquil. It’s mysterious. It’s a frontier of endless exploration and opportunity. No wonder it makes such a stellar theme for a nursery or kid’s room! And, while it’s typically only used in boy’s rooms – we’d love to see more of it in girls’ rooms. It’s truly inspirational (and fun) for everyone! If you’re interested in adding a little intergalactic interest to your child’s room, here are 80+ outer space themed nursery and kids’ room ideas to get your design ideas flying off at light speed!
This summer, our little Gentle Giraffe has been traveling the country and having some wonderful adventures! He’s been sending a ton of cute photos back to our offices and we thought it would be fun to play a little game with them. Today we’re sharing 3 of his photos and we want you to guess where he is. At the end of the month, 3 lucky people will win a Gentle Giraffe of their own! Ready to play ‘Where in the World is Gentle Giraffe‘?