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A few months ago I finished my book, a 3.5 year effort of sweat, tears, and loneliness (writing is lonely business). But it was worth all the sweating and crying because now I am an author. When you are an author you get membership to secret underground writer clubs and everybody wants to be your...

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The post Vermont Public Radio Interview: EP 23 appeared first on Precious Little Sleep.

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Looking for awesome books to share with kids? Great! I’ve got some some great books for you! These aren’t just books my kids and I adore (although they definitely meet that criteria). They also feature diversity of race, gender, the differently abled, and sexuality. Let’s pause for a second and consider why that’s important. Children’s...

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If you are like me you will avoid air travel with your children until they are old enough to vote. But most of you are far more courageous than I am in which case this podcast is for you! In this episode Elisabeth and Franny share their experiences and insights on navigating the friendly skies...

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The post Airplane Travel with a Baby: EP 22 appeared first on Precious Little Sleep.

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Most people use the 9 months of pregnancy as a time to learn how babies work (generally) and stock up on essential baby gear so they’ll be ready when said baby arrives. The fact that you will become a parent, and this is likely the largest, most abrupt, and often challenging transition you will ever...

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The post Becoming a Parent: Guilt, Failure, an Unrealistic Standards: EP 21 appeared first on Precious Little Sleep.

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A few years ago a book agent reached out to me and offered me the opportunity to publish a book. I made this face throughout the entire conversation. Ultimately I passed on that opportunity but it convinced me that maybe I could actually write a book. So I read a bunch of books about writing […]

The post A Good (and a Bad) Thing appeared first on Precious Little Sleep.

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Podcasting is great because we basically get to opine on whatever topic strikes our fancy. But we’ve committed to periodically do reader/listener Q&A episodes to ensure that we’re hitting topics that are also interesting to you. While we get more questions than we can possibly answer, we’ve culled some great ones here that I particularly […]

The post Q&A: Co-sleeping, Sleep Associations, and Older Kids – EP 20 appeared first on Precious Little Sleep.

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I often see smart thoughtful parents getting tripped up by the same stumbles time and again. These sleep myths or pervasive beliefs, for lack of a better word, that push parents to do things that are at times unhelpful or even self-sabotaging. Or they over-complicate something which, let’s be honest, is already plenty complicated. And […]

The post 7 Unhelpful Baby Sleep Myths – EP 19 appeared first on Precious Little Sleep.

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Increasingly parents are using infant wearable monitors. These wearable devices are worn as a leg band, sock, or pinned onto the diaper, and claim to monitor your child’s wellbeing by tracking their breathing, pulse rate, blood oxygen levels, etc. Although they can’t outright claim to prevent SIDS, the marketing material strongly hints at, “Buy this […]

The post What is Up With Infant Wearable Monitors – EP 17 appeared first on Precious Little Sleep.

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Let’s have some realtalk about pacifiers. Pacifiers will eventually cause sleep problems for most of you. But the benefits of using a paci are so significant, I encourage all parents of newborns to really try to get their baby to use one for sleep. Yes, even knowing that it will be an issue for many […]

The post Toddlers and Pacifiers: A Case Study appeared first on Precious Little Sleep.

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Will changing the clock for daylight savings time muck up your child’s sleep? In a word: yes. Changing the clocks 1 hour means our body clock and clock time are no longer in sync. However there is a lot you can do to help you and your child navigate daylight savings with minimal disruption. In […]

The post Daylight Savings Survival Podcast – EP 11 appeared first on Precious Little Sleep.

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