In fact I wrote the book on it. But it all started here.
This is me with
the messy mom
This is the little
dude who made me
and this is how
it all started!
the winter of
Parenting is a great gig. If it isn’t, something needs to change.
Your children are capable of falling asleep without you. They are learning new skills all the time; they can learn this too!
Sleep is fundamental. Everything (*literally*) depends on a basic human level of sleep. You think you can power through for months or years without it, but you can’t.
And yet 16 years ago I was so tired I would have happily chewed off an arm and eaten it in exchange for eight hours of uninterrupted sleep. All the while I kept thinking, millions of people are having babies, surely this shouldn’t be so hard.
Since then I have invested years digging into research, interviewing experts, and working with individual families to develop a complete understanding as to why baby and toddler sleep is so challenging and what parents can do to improve things. To cut through the clutter of out-dated advice and the culture of relentless parental suffering to focus on the basics:
Precious Little Sleep is founded on the idea that helping your little one get healthy sleep shouldn’t be a full time job. That parenting isn’t an event in the Misery Olympics. That all families deserve and thrive on healthy sleep. That kids are capable of change.
Much of what I’ve learned is distilled into the Precious Little Sleep book, a comprehensive resource on kids and sleep. It is funny, accessible, evidence-based, and chock full of practical tactics for tired parents. I’m pretty sure it’s bad form to say your own book is great and every new parent should read it, but it is, and I do.
Anything else you care to know? Drop me a line!
When I’m not working, I am a slow trail runner, a sloppy nordic skier, and a bad Crossfitter. I read a lot of romance and fantasy novels (I adore Rainbow Rowell, Maggie Stiefvater, Ilona Andrews, Rachel Smythe, etc.).
I am a political rabble rouser, a terrible housekeeper, and a good friend who has a quality bottle of wine on hand at all times, for emergencies.