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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
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 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
A Kiss Goodnight: Soothers and Sleep
This week, our sleep expert, Leslie Black, weighs in on the big ‘soother debate’.  I loved reading this post and I am sure you will find it to be very useful information as well! Short and sweet… here’s Leslie! ******* Soothers and Sleep Many parents ask me whether or... Read more
A Kiss Goodnight: What IS sleep training?
I am so happy to welcome Leslie Black (A Kiss Goodnight) back this week for our Expert Series.  This post is a good one for anyone out there who is looking for some clarification when the topic of “Sleep Training” comes up.  Just a few days ago, I was... Read more
Expert Series: A Kiss Goodnight Sleep Consulting
I am VERY excited to be sharing my space today with Leslie Black, owner and certified sleep consultant at A Kiss Goodnight.  Leslie is kicking off something new for North Shore Mama, our EXPERT series, and I cannot wait for you to get started with our first expert… right... Read more