Sleep Deprivation: The Upside by Andrea Santo Felcone


This past weekend’s Father’s Day festivities included space for “nap time” for my husband…. He’s a great napper, wakes up refreshed, revived, and happy. He comes from a long line of nappers. I remember one time, fairly early into our married life, spending an afternoon at my in-laws, where my ...

Project Moonbeam by Andrea Santo Felcone


“No… no… no. Not at this point in the school year … not the project bag.” But, there it is, slung casually over my youngest son’s shoulder as he approaches during school dismissal. Big smile on his face. He’s been waiting for that project bag—it’s a big deal in his ...

To Sleep or Not to Sleep: Finding the Best Choice for Your Infant


The number one topic for parents of infants is sleep. Most of the questions you are asked revolve around it. "Is he letting you get any sleep?" "Is she sleeping through the night yet?" There's endless discussion of different kinds of sleep, sleeping positions, ways of putting infants to sleep, ...

Tips for Helping Kids Have a Good Night’s Sleep by Leona S. Green


Aside from balanced diet and regular exercise, a kid should also have adequate sleep if you want him to grow up into a fine and healthy individual.But as a parent, you may realize that helping them sleep can be a not so easy task. With the toys, television shows, funny ...

Shopping for a Big Boy Bed by Margaret Hart


We have been promising my son a “big boy bed” for more than a year, and finally, after a lot of shopping, we made a decision.  Our little man now sleeps like a little prince. Our son transitioned from his crib at about age three, to a daybed, and slept on ...

My Happy Time of the Year by Margaret Hart


There are 21 days until the first day of spring, on March 20th—not that I'm counting! After having been sick for nearly two weeks with one of the worst upper respiratory infections in recent years, I am SO ready for warmer weather, sunshine, birds chirping outside my office window, leafed-out trees, and ...

Adventures in Attachment Parenting: The Crying It Out Controversy By Allison Silver


This week I was watching the NBC Nightly News and a segment came on that caught my attention. A new study from Pediatrics had been released and was advocating that sleep training techniques have no lasting effect or cause any psychological damage to parent or child. No way, I thought ...

How My “FitBit” Changed My Life – by Cara Potapshyn Meyers


  FitBit Pedometer On April fourteenth, I received this tiny package in the mail. In it was a tiny gizmo called a "FitBit." The "FitBit" is a multifunctional pedometer that does everything except wash your clothes! More than two months later, it has literally transformed my life. I was living in "slugdom" back ...