25 Reasons Finding Dory Should Be Your Next Birthday Party Theme

Are you looking for a crowd-pleasing theme for your baby's first birthday party? If so, STOP RIGHT HERE. Do not keep swimming through the Internet.    You want to read this.  I'm going to freestyle you 25 different ideas for a Finding Dory birthday party that are so memorable, even Dory herself would remember it. Starting with the food. Because where else would we start?  99% of ... [Continue Reading]

Magic Touch: A Baby Self Soothing Hack Every Parent Should Try

I know what you're thinking. I touch my baby all the time and it doesn't seem all "magical" when he's screaming his head off at 10pm at night.   Ahhh....but there are different types of touch. Are you sure you're using the right kind? If I had a mustache, I'd twirl it because I'm about to blow your mind with a magic trick. And not just any magic trick! It's a trick you can replicate at ... [Continue Reading]

Do You Need a Baby Sleep Consultant?

You know, the answer isn't an automatically a YES. Some parents really don't need to use a baby sleep consultant.  (Keep reading to find out if you're one of them!) I realize that since I do sleep consultant stuff as a profession, I may need to go the extra mile here to emphasize my honesty. *placing my hand on a Bible* Heather, do you swear to tell the truth, the whole truth, and ... [Continue Reading]

Why Moms Are Falling Madly in Love with Amazon Prime

  If you haven't yet discovered the Parental Power of Prime, you are seriously missing out.  I'm not ashamed to say that over the years I've developed a serious man shop-crush over Mr. Amazon Prime. In fact, since we became Amazon Prime members back in 2007, I've developed a whole new compassion for Beliebers.  I get it, you 12-year-old hysterical female fan. I get it. Here are 4 ... [Continue Reading]

Write For Us! (And Get Paid to Do It)

We Interrupt Your Post for an UPDATE! July 27th, 2016 Wow, Ladies (and singular brave Gent).  You have all blown me over with your creativity and openness! We have had 81 applications submitted! Yowzers.   The Editorial Team and I have been pouring over them for the past few weeks, and we still have more to go.  I had no idea you were all this talented!!! Seriously, perhaps I ... [Continue Reading]

Your First Getaway: How to Confidently Leave Your Baby Behind

Do you ever find yourself dreaming of a summer getaway? Just think of the possibilities. You could... Relax on the beach. Read a whole book. Eat a meal in peace. Enjoy your husband without interruption. Please girl, you could take a nap! Sounds like paradise, doesn't it? I know what you're thinking. "Yes, it sounds lovely in theory...but I'm a mom.  How on earth am I ... [Continue Reading]

How I Plan to Make Father’s Day Extra Epic This Year

Dads are pretty important. Besides being hilarious and creative in their parenting approach, they are a valuable source of wisdom and encouragement for us and our kids.  #YouDaRealMVP That said, they can be incredibly frustrating to buy for.  Hence all the "Dad Gift" stereotypes: A tie A wallet A hat or baseball cap Some picture to put up in his cubicle There's nothing wrong ... [Continue Reading]

GIVEAWAY: 4 Reasons Keeping a Baby Journal is a Brilliant Idea

Do you know one of the first lessons Amy and I teach our sleep coaching clients? Keep a baby journal.  It is one of the biggest littlest things you can do to improve your baby's sleep, your sanity, and everything in between. Today we're partnering up with Duo Diary to give away two Mama & Baby Health Diaries. These diaries not only will help you track your baby's health and sleep, ... [Continue Reading]

Bayboo: A New Level of Fabulous

There's always this one thing of baby gear that sneaks up on you. One day, in the midst of all the chaos, you suddenly realize that life would be a whole lot more difficult if it weren't for this one thing. Well, today I've got a one thing that will amp your Fabulous Life Level up to 11. It's a baby blanket. No, wait.  It's a swaddle wrap. No, wait.  It's a nursing cover. No, ... [Continue Reading]

DIY: Build a Baby Car Kit in 3 Easy Steps

Has this ever happened to you before? You're out running errands, when baby feels the urge to empty his tummy of everything he's ever eaten. Suddenly you find yourself in the bathroom, searching your bag for something to mop up your baby, yourself, your diaper bag, and the old lady he unloaded on at the grocery store. At the bottom of the diaper bag, you uncover, like an enthusiastic gold ... [Continue Reading]