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How to Create a Successful Family Meeting

By |2020-02-17T18:47:41+00:00February 17th, 2020|Podcast|

When someone in the family isn’t sleeping well, it can affect everyone in the home. And while it’s one thing for babies and toddlers to have some trouble with sleep and bedtime, it’s another thing when your school-aged children are consistently having difficulty. Sleep Expert Alanna McGinn helps you conduct a successful family sleep meeting [...]

Guest – Kelly Bourne – Parenting Expert

By |2020-01-29T23:47:35+00:00January 29th, 2020|Podcast|

As a Pediatric Registered Nurse turned parenting researcher, speaker, and writer, @kellybourne’s straight-shooting tips help parents navigate the bumps and WTF moments with their sanity and sense of humour intact. Holding both a Master’s Degree in Counseling and Psychotherapy and certification as a Positive Discipline Parenting Educator, Kelly provides support and practical tools for common [...]

Sleep Regressions

By |2020-01-23T01:08:28+00:00January 23rd, 2020|TV|

"Why is my perfect sleeper all of a sudden waking up and not going back to sleep?" Sound familiar? Sleep Regressions are unavoidable for our babies. Teething, illness, travel, even developmental milestones, unfortunately can disrupt sleep. It’s easy to go to the "Get Through the Night" mode and suddenly what you normally practice goes out [...]

How to Choose the Perfect Pillow – Cityline

By |2019-11-13T21:11:41+00:00November 13th, 2019|TV|

Choosing the right pillow is such a personal purchase as there isn’t one pillow that is perfect for everyone. The first thing to recognize is what position you sleep in. Do you sleep on your stomach, back, or side? That will determine whether or not you need a soft, medium, or firm pillow. Back Sleeper [...]

Child Bedtime Fears and Worries

By |2019-12-28T03:56:56+00:00November 5th, 2019|Podcast|

As a parent, your natural reaction is to reassure your child of their fears and worries, but in many cases, and for many kids, reassurance is not enough, and it simply doesn’t work. When fears and worries affect a child’s sleep, it may present as trouble falling asleep at night, staying asleep, night time wakings [...]

Family Sleep Tips for Daylight Saving Time – Breakfast Television

By |2019-11-13T00:15:13+00:00November 2nd, 2019|TV|

It's time to fall back with the clock and now is a great time to take steps to better your families sleep health. I joined the team at Breakfast Television and shared my top tips and resources on how to help your family sleep better. Clear your nightstand. Remove phones, tablets and other tech and electronics [...]

Sharing Bedrooms and Your Kids Sleep

By |2019-10-27T00:38:31+00:00October 27th, 2019|Podcast|

If your wanting your children to start sharing bedrooms and you are wondering how to transition them into the same bedroom there are steps you can take to make the transition easier. Sleep Expert Alanna McGinn shares her top sleep tips and then is joined by Mabel’s Labels co-founder Julie Cole to share how their [...]

Why You Need a Blanket to Sleep Better – Your Morning

By |2019-10-09T14:52:29+00:00October 9th, 2019|TV|

I joined Lindsay at Your Morning where I shared why you need a blanket to sleep better. I discussed what happens to our bodies as it prepares to sleep and why using a blanket throughout this process can mean better sleep for everyone. I also shared the one thing you shouldn't do at night that [...]