Ready, Set, Sleep!

Think about the perfect, magical night of sleep! Where are you? In a hammock on a warm island beach? Buried under a down comforter in a soft featherbed? We all have different ideas about that perfect sleep experience. I need a dark, quiet room preferably with some white noise, cool temperature, MY pillow, sheets tucked … Read more…

The word of the week is Nest!

Did you check out the Monday Book Club suggestion, “Mama Outside, Mama Inside”? The outside mama was busy building a nest for her eggs to hatch and grow in until they were ready to fly off and be grown-up birds. A nest is a cozy, warm, safe place for baby birds to grow. So, how … Read more…

How Young Children Learn

How do young children learn?  By trying things out through the filter of their 5 senses. A newborn baby learns through their sense of touch that there are loving caresses and snuggly ways of being held. Babies learn the difference between wet and dry or warm and cold through touch and they quickly learn which … Read more…

Mama Outside, Mama Inside

Two expectant moms, waiting for their babies to arrive; one on the inside of the window, one on the outside of the window. In Mama Inside, Mama Outside by Dianna Hutts Aston a mama bird prepares for her eggs to hatch, building a sturdy nest with papa bird. Inside the house, human parents prepare for … Read more…

Magic Sleep Socks

If “magic beans” worked for Jack when he grew the giant beanstalk, could “Magic Sleep Socks” work for your little one?   Sometimes you do everything right. You follow the nightly routine to the letter, you keep the household calm as bedtime approaches, you read the perfect story, but sleep still alludes your little one. … Read more…