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Confessions of a sleep consultant
My boys are great sleepers.  Of course they are, it’s what I do for a living!  I love sleep and find that I really need a full night’s sleep to be productive, so I’ve always been really consistent with their sleep. Ok…that’s not completely true.  Like everyone, there are... Read more
Introducing a Lovey to your baby
When I start working with a family, one of the first things I do is recommend giving the child a “lovey”.  A lovey is any item that your child can use during the night and naps to find comfort and soothe themself back to sleep.  They can help for... Read more
Stop the Sleep Wars!
Sleep is such a hot topic that can cause some pretty heated debates.  Whether you bed-share, room-share, sleep train or anything else there always seems to be a reason that what you are doing is wrong.  I must say, I am getting very tired of these debates!  I want... Read more
Saying goodbye to naps by Leslie Black (A Kiss Goodnight)
Saying Goodbye to Naps  The thought of the end of naptime is terrifying for many parents. No more peaceful house for 2 or 3 hours every afternoon. No more time alone to get things done. No more…naps. Although it seems scary, it’s not as bad as you think. The... Read more
Knowing your Child’s “Sleep Window” by Leslie Black (A Kiss Goodnight)
Knowing your Child’s “Sleep Window” Often when I ask parents about their child’s sleep window, they have no idea what I’m talking about! Without knowing your child’s sleep window, it can be a real challenge to get them to sleep.  A sleep window is the time that your child... Read more
Getting your Kids Back-To-School Ready by Leslie Black (A Kiss Goodnight)
Getting Your Kids Back-to-School Ready  I know it seems early to be bringing up this topic (and maybe a little depressing), but the summer is coming to an end and your children need to be ready to go back to school. Even if your little ones aren’t school-aged, this... Read more
The Importance of Naps by Leslie Black (A Kiss Goodnight)
Naps. Do you love them or hate them? We all love the break when our little ones nap, but sometimes getting them to nap is so much work it doesn’t seem worth it. However, your baby or toddler really do need those naps.  When naps are skipped, this leads... Read more
Sleep training baby #2 UPDATE!
We’ve got a sleeper! YAHOO.  Sleep is so underrated.  For the first time in over 5 months, I slept a full 8 hours last night and I feel like a human being again. Sleep training works.  It takes time and it’s not necessarily easy (though what part of parenting... Read more
Sleep training baby #2 with the help of A Kiss Goodnight!
Sleep training Days 1-3 When my oldest daughter, Portia, was about 5 or 6 months old, nobody in our house was getting much sleep and I wasn’t sure what to do about it.  She would *sometimes* sleep 6 hours in a row, but often she only slept 3-4 hours... Read more
Toddlers, Tantrums and Sleep by A Kiss Goodnight
Toddlers, Tantrums and Sleep Imagine this scenario: Your toddler is having a great time playing outside. He’s got his favorite fire truck and he’s rolling it through the dirt.  Now he’s finished playing outside, but not finished playing with that dirty fire truck and wants to bring it inside... Read more