How to help your kid sleep on vacation: 3 travel sleep tips from a sleep coach

It’s summer now, and this is a time when a lot of families are traveling – seeing relatives, going to weddings, lots of things which mean you're sleeping in a different space. I asked a sleep coach what tips she had for families who are asking babies to sleep in a place that’s not their… Continue reading How to help your kid sleep on vacation: 3 travel sleep tips from a sleep coach

6 ways to progress in labor

You've probably heard about measuring progression in labor through dilation ("6 centimeters now!", or "Ugh, I was 1 centimeter at my last appointmet" – that kind of thing). But did you know that there are five other important steps that we expect to see happen during labor? Here's a handy breakdown of the six main ways people progress in labor.

Parents, you’re not alone in the quest for sleep: an interview with a sleep coach

Today, I'm excited to share with you an interview I got to do of Kathleen Heath, one of my fabulous Buy Nothing neighbors – and a local sleep coach! We talked about sleep and how she supports families in achieving their sleep goals. I hope you enjoy this conversation as much as I did. How… Continue reading Parents, you’re not alone in the quest for sleep: an interview with a sleep coach

Three ways Catholics can invite their priests to learn more about miscarriage

If you want to invite your priest to gain knowledge about or skills in supporting families through and after miscarriage, here are three ways you can invite him to learn more about pregnancy loss.

Holding Space for Pregnancy Loss (a South Bend version designed for Catholics)

Here are the details on my next Holding Space for Pregnancy Loss training: it's designed especially for Catholics and open to all, and it's happening in South Bend, IN.

The Notre Dame Social Justice Award

This year, the University of Notre Dame awarded me the Social Justice Award for my scholarship and community work on mothers, especially bereaved mothers. I'm really, really excited about it.