Naptime Happy Hour Chat: Sleep Environments

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Did you know something as simple as black out curtains can make a HUGE difference in the quality of sleep your baby or child (or even you) gets? In this mini-class I’ll be giving some tips and tricks for how to make sure your child’s sleep enviroment is optimized for sleep. I’ll tell you all about some of my favorite … Read More

Release the Mom Guilt!

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Picture it, I was at Target the day before The Petite Retreat last October. I was there to pick up a birthday present for a party starting in less than an hour (which I still had to run it back to my house to get it to my daughter to bring to the party that her grandma was bringing her … Read More

Daylight Savings Time: How to Adjust Your Baby or Toddler’s Sleep

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This Sunday, March 12th, is the beginning of Daylight Savings Time where we will be springing forward an hour.  For all of us parents this means that the babies and kiddos will be very confused and waking up later, which can really mess with their naps and bedtime sleep schedule. Here’s a quick summary of how to adjust your child’s sleeping gradually before … Read More

The Best Holiday Cards from Minted

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It’s back! Here’s my annual holiday card round up of my favorite picks from Minted.com. I’ve been ordering our Christmas cards from Minted now for, I think, the past 5 years. I am totally in love with them. We’ve done the foil pressed cards (gorgeous!!), regular cards, cards with envelopes that are printed and beautiful, envelopes with the Skinnywrap labels. … Read More

MAM Celebrates 40 Years!

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MAM, a manufacturer of award-winning, innovative and unique baby products including pacifiers and baby bottles, this year celebrates its 40-year anniversary.   From its beginnings in 1976 as a small company in Vienna, Austria, MAM has grown into a leading global brand in five continents with more than 50 million products sold annually in 60 countries. “We understand and love babies.  … Read More