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

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

Introducing a new training: Holding Space for Pregnancy Loss

Introducing the latest class offering from Abby the Sociologist Doula: Holding Space for Pregnancy Loss.

Paid maternity leave is good for nonprofits (including the Catholic Church)

Did you know that research indicates that there are important benefits for nonprofits who offer paid maternity leave to employees?

4 science-backed ways paid leave is good for women & children’s health

Did you know that research indicates that paid maternity leave is really good for women's and newborns' health?

What does it mean to “sleep like a baby”?

Have you ever wondered, "Who on earth came up with the phrase 'sleep like a baby?'" In this post, I explore the origin of this phrase, indulging my alternate universe self as an etymologist and also outlining some reasonable expectations of how babies sleep.