Our Sound Sleeper, Rosemary Greisman

As a mom of four children, I know how important it is to have a good night's sleep. With over 20 years experience working with infants and children, and a passion for babies, I am committed to helping you solve your child's sleep challenges in a way that fits your parenting style. I founded Our Sound Sleeper to empower parents with the tools that will give them the confidence to raise happy children. Through my consultation services I design a plan that is suitable for parents struggling with sleep. I also cover all key topics — feeding, napping, bathing and anything else that is relevant. I provide my clients with daily friendly, non- judgmental coaching so that ultimately, parents know that they’re the boss! I’m available for private consultation in the GTA and can be reached at 416-616-8855. Through this blog I’d like to help parents by answering questions related to sleep. Please e-mail them and I will answer them as best as I can. I am here to help you and your family to sleep soundly.

Q & A: How much should my five month old be sleeping?

Hi there. My wife and I recently gave birth to a little boy five months ago after nine years of raising our daughter. The net and parenting books are filled with information regarding sleep, sleep habits and the like and there seems to be much debate surrounding what an average night should look like at this point. From what we have read a five month old should be sleeping anywhere from six to eight hours straight without waking up. My question...

August 21, 2012 Read Blog

The Lost Shoe

Touring the beaches of Portugal has been a wonderful experience and driving through pine trees and eucalyptus seems to be just what the doctor ordered. I’ve found that people in Portugal are extremely tolerant of children. Back home I sometimes feel like I need to be too controlling of my kids and how they behave, but here in Portugal, I feel like a little like a helicopter parent. I find that rather than people looking at my kids and...

August 20, 2012 Read Blog

Zipper Hoodie: Stretch Chenille

Featuring cozy pockets, front zipper, and a hood with ears, little ones will LOVE our comfortable, lightweight hoodie in super-soft stretch chenille. www.littlegiraffe.com

August 19, 2012 Read Blog

5 Celebrity Moms On Explaining Their Colourful Past To Their Kids

We’ve all done crazy things in our youth! But what happens when mom’s past has been caught on tape, encapsulated in magazines, or documented all over the internet? Take a look at 5 high-profile moms with nude modeling pasts, or porn star status, or known as a mistress to the stars. Let’s hear how moms like Kendra Wilkinson, Jenna Jameson, and Pamela Anderson plan to explain their colourful pasts to their kids. Kendra...

August 17, 2012 Read Blog

Preparing for the First Day of School

Whether you have toddlers or teenagers, preparing for the first day of school each year can be a tiresome routine. With six kids ranging in age from 16 months to 26 years old, I have experienced many first days of school. I’ve put together some tips to help ensure this school year begins smoothly and easily for everyone. Rest Up: Hectic summer schedules often make the swift transition into the classroom difficult. Make sure you mark the...

August 16, 2012 Read Blog

C-Section Rates in Canada

Our idea and vision of normal birth has taken on many definitions and directions in the last 30 years.  Maternity care now offers women more choices in how, and when, they would like to bring their baby into the world.  But are these choices truly in the best interest of mom and baby or those directing care?  Are these choices supported by medical evidence and best practice statements as provided by professional medical associations?  Are...

August 15, 2012 Read Blog

The Real Baby Whisperers

You know the saying “It takes a village to raise a child”? Sometimes after birth, that “village” is small – very small. With grandparents that might still be working or family living far away, you may be faced with only a few days off your partner can take and then you are on your own with your new baby who is changing every day. Solution: expanding your network to include your postpartum doula. Postpartum doulas are there to help...

August 14, 2012 Read Blog

Relaxing on the silver coast of Portugal

Jet lagged children are really never a great way to start a holiday. On our second night in Portugal we all slept 14 hours without interruption. For that, I thank God and black out shutters. As soon as I get back to Canada I NEED to invest in these. After a few days of visiting a couple of my mother’s siblings and walking the cobble stoned streets of Caldas da Rainha we already felt like we needed a mini break. It can be stressful to be...

August 13, 2012 Read Blog

5 Celebrity Moms On Losing The Baby Weight

Losing the baby weight is challenging for most women. But when you’re celebrity mom, Hollywood’s beauty standards can make the postpartum period downright miserable. Let’s take a look at 5 high-profile mamas who have opened up about weight loss post-pregnancy. Read about Gisele Bündchen‘s “muscle memory,” to Hilary Duff not losing the baby weight “overnight,” to Gwen Stefani admitting it was “no miracle” that she’s...

August 10, 2012 Read Blog

Tips for Transitioning to Preschool

A monumental moment in the lives of children is certainly the first day of preschool. Parents anticipate this day for a child’s first two or three years of life. You might remember what it’s like, but your child has no idea. I’ve put together some tips that will help in making the transition to preschool smooth for everyone. Be Sensitive: Like I said before, you might know what to expect out of preschool, but your child has absolutely...

August 9, 2012 Read Blog

To Preschool or Not to Preschool

Preschool education is the not-uncontroversial provision of education to very young children between the ages of zero or two and the age of five, before the child is set to begin mandatory education. Preschool is provided by many daycares but many private schools, especially Montessori, are able to provide preschool programs. Private schools in particular offer superior programs that can substitute for any daycare program. Instead of paying...

August 8, 2012 Read Blog

We have arrived

Our plane landed in Lisbon on a beautiful morning and right away I felt at home. That’s strange to say, seeing as I was born in Canada and I am Canadian, but there is something about being in a country where my parents were born that makes me feel strangely at home and welcomed. I’m not sure that many Portuguese would agree with me. I think that people like my parents, who have emigrated and planted roots in foreign countries are not...

August 7, 2012 Read Blog

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