The Sleep Lady Sleep Tips

TLC For Kids, Inc has been St. Louis’ premiere nanny and babysitting agency  for over 25 years.  ...more

How to Fail at Sleep Training - PegCityLovely

I miss my fiancé and I sleep right beside him. It’s been 18 months since I've had some quality sleep and cuddle time with my hubby-to-be.  Well, almost 18 months, that's when we had our beautiful son, J, and yes, he sleeps with us every single night. Ok, so maybe not 18 months, more like just over a year as he was in his bassinet for the first few months....more

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I'm Tired of Being a Mom

I was sure that motherhood was going to be so fulfilling. I mean, yeah, I knew it would be hard, but hard in a being-super-brave-through-tough-times-like-Florence-Nightingale sort of way, not hard in a grinding, miserable, I-hate-my-life way. Surely I would come out of those long, desperate, sleepless nights glowing with motherly love, just happy to have been able to offer my screaming child even a modicum of comfort. Surely I would be happy to sacrifice any and everything for my kid. Surely I would never, ever resent him....more
Everyone always talks about how much they love being a mom. I think it's because they aren't as ...more

Nanny Confessions: Sleep Training Helps Us a Lot!

I’ve talked to a lot of parents over the years who love every part of parenting except sleep training. These days, sleep training has become controversial, involving dozens of methods that range from gentle to strict. Some cry-it-out methods, that may have been popular in the past, aren’t considered good for child development now. Sleep training can be done without hours of crying and tears. ...more

Sleep Training, or Lack Thereof

Since I had reasonably successfully gotten both my older two boys to fall asleep in their own beds on their own around 16 months, I had been waiting for the baby to reach an age at which I felt ready to "sleep train" him as well. He is still sleeping in our bed, and he has been sleeping very poorly, nursing often through the night, and I'm sick of it. I'm ready for him to be out, in his own bed, sleeping better....more

Why I Love & Hate Sleep Training As A Nanny

Oh, sleep. It’s something I personally worship. As someone who is a self-admitted night owl, however, morning lie-ins are bliss for me. But as a child, I was completely the opposite. No, I still was a night owl, often staying up long past my bedtime to read under the covers with a flashlight (and yes, that’s why my eyes are currently akin to those of a mole’s), but I refused to sleep in when morning came, causing my tired parents to get up with me constantly. My mother tells a story about me as a baby, staying up most of the night and then sleeping until noon the next day....more

Toddlers and bet time routines

I’ll start this off by saying that I truly believe that good bedtime routines start almost as soon as the first night.  With Peanut we were cautious to teach her the difference between day and night the day we brought her home from the hospital....more

The baby sleep stuff that worked for us

I may write more about this sometime, but I've just been thinking lately about how fortunate we are to have a baby who sleeps so incredibly well.Noah typically sleeps from about 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. every night. Every once in a while he'll wake in the middle of the night, but it's pretty rare. He's fantastic sleeper, and he has been probably since he was about 8 weeks old....more

Where Is Super Mama When You Need Her?

I don't have to deal with crazy deadlines, ever-changing briefs and tight budgets anymore like I used to when working at an ad agency....more