August 19, 2020

Everything looks different for parents and kids this fall.


Whatever your particular covid situation or scenario for homeschool or childcare this year, many families benefit from re-establishing a steady routine and getting back to making sleep a priority after a summe...

July 6, 2020

If you're like me, you need Monday and Tuesday to recover, clean, shop and put away All The Things after your holiday of fun & fireworks. This year things looked different for our family's celebrations, but the chaotic mess was largely the same. You or your children ma...

May 18, 2020

Every time I do a Q&A or meet with a parent group I'm asked about sleep regressions. Parents are finding literature about a loss of skill at 4 month, 9 month, 12 month, 18 month, 2 year... it's mind hard to keep track of! Typically, once I get to the bottom of the slee...

May 17, 2020

Summer days are long and we really pack them full of fun. Most of us are planning trips, camping, sightseeing on weekends and during the week we add T-ball, swimming, bike rides and BBQ's into the mix. Summer is my favorite season and I cannot seem to pack enough fun i...

April 17, 2020

There will come a time that you will begin to wonder when to transition your child from two naps a day to just one. For some babies this happens as early as 9 months, and others hang on until 16 months. But on average, you will want to start watching for the following...

March 23, 2020

I gotta say, 2020 is NOT turning out how I had envisioned. 

There is information overload, fear, and

so many unknowns with my kids home from school and life as we know it

grinding to a halt.

Yet, I am also finding things to love. I'm appreciating the time I get with my kid...

March 3, 2020

Parents are already contacting me in a panic about the upcoming time change on March 8th.

My job is to reassure them, and in fact I find springing forward is easier than falling back for two reasons: 1. Kids are waking up an hour later for this time change instead of a...

February 16, 2020


Wouldn't it be great if your child knew exactly what was expected of them at bedtime, and each night they cooperatively did it in a reasonable amount of time? This is every parent's dream, mine included. We've had a few rough bedtimes lately and I realized it was beca...

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Kristine Petterson 

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