It’s spring! Time to move playtime outside!

Winter can be cold and we all want to be toasty inside on those blustery days, but now spring is here and it is time to shake up our play routine! Give playtime a “happy shake” and push it out the door! *Grab your first cup of coffee and take it outside, or at least … Read more…

Building a memory: The Family Sleepover

We’ve been talking about making bedtime a simple and effective routine all month, now it’s time to switch that up! Once in a while, maybe once a month, have a family sleepover! Here’s how to make this a night your children will remember forever: First, everyone gets in their pajamas! Decide where you are going … Read more…

Floating off to dreamland!

Every once in a while, my children could absolutely not let go and drift off to sleep. I can remember being desperate to do something to help one night, so I dropped my normal voice to a soft, slow one and started weaving a story to lull them into dream land. It was tedious and … Read more…

Spring clean your bedtime routine!

Struggling with getting your little ones to go to sleep at night? Could be your routine needs some springtime tweaking! Give bedtime a “spring cleaning”!   * try giving baths and putting jammies on before supper, dim the lights in the whole house, whisper to each other, turn off the television or tablet and play soft … Read more…

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…