How to Sleep While on Vacation with Baby or Toddler: Must Pack Items, Regressions, and Flying

How to Sleep While on Vacation with Baby or Toddler: Must Pack Items, Regressions, and Flying

How will you enjoy your vacation with your little ones without needing another one when you get home?  In this blog post we will cover it all: What to Bring, impromptu vacation schedules, sleeping arrangements, and and exactly how to recover lost sleep from your vacation when you come back home! So let’s dive into: How to Sleep While on Vacation with Baby or Toddler: Must Pack Items, Regressions, and Flying.

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Daylight Savings Baby Sleep Tricks: March "Spring Forward" Time Change and How to Shift a Schedule

Daylight Savings Baby Sleep Tricks: March "Spring Forward" Time Change and How to Shift a Schedule

As a special Thank You to all of my dedicated readers, I'm sharing my super easy (& super secret) Spring Forward Daylight Savings sleep tips today in this post so you can enjoy your summer alongside me!  Wake up- this is parenthood- don't all good things come to an end?! Guess what- this one doesn't have to.  Read more to find out how you can use this time change to your parenting advantage!

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The 2019 Best Baby Names: Girls, Boys, French, Southern, Unique, and gender neutral/unisex names!

The 2019 Best Baby Names: Girls, Boys, French, Southern, Unique, and gender neutral/unisex names!

We looked at multiple baby lists, searched thousand of movies, and even cracked open some history books to give you the BEST list of Top Baby Names for 2019! Included: Boy Names, Girl Names, Gender-Neutral Names, French Names, Southern Names, and Unique Names- check it out!

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Our Top Toddler Sleep Tips with Disney! Bedtime Essentials, and Easy to Follow Bedtime Routines!

Our Top Toddler Sleep Tips with Disney!  Bedtime Essentials, and Easy to Follow Bedtime Routines!

Hi there!  I’m Lauren Olson, the founder of Sleep and the City, and now the appointed *SLEEP CONSULTANT FOR DISNEY*!! Today we will be diving into some of the mysteries surrounding toddler sleep, how you can avoid potential sleep hurdles at home or while traveling with children, and sharing our secret tips to help your child embrace sleep!

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Best of Fall: Cozy Sweaters and my Fave Fall Coffee Drinks ( & Secret Starbucks Mommy Menu!)

Warm and Cozy Fall Sweaters and Secret Starbucks Menu!!!

It’s officially fall sweater weather and we couldn’t be loving it more around our house!  Paired with a secret coffee drinks from Starbucks (submitted by YOU all, see below!), we’ve been everywhere from pumpkin patches to ice cream drive thru’s, marveling at the gorgeous leaves and roasting all the pumpkin seeds we can find. 

 

And while we absolutely love living in Portland where the seasons are crazy good, it’s been so hard to find affordable, stylish clothes for the busy Mom that doesn’t want to look, well, like a Mom. My most recent favorite budget-friendly and CUTE sweater finds here in the Pacific Northwest: the new dip women’s clothing line from Fred Meyer’s, which I stumbled upon one day while grocery shopping with my kids! The creator behind this new line actually launched Club Monaco and Joe Fresh, and I noticed that nearly 80% of all items they offer are under $19! These price points on this clothing line make it easy on my bank account (only $6 for leggings?!  I’ll take three pairs)!  Here are three of the sweaters I picked up (and I’ve been stalking to buy more in additional colors but they keep selling out!):



To go along with your cozy favorite Fall sweater, here are some of the yummiest secret Starbucks Fall coffee drinks submitted by Instagram Mamas that you can order today (that aren’t on the actual menu!!)  You’ll want to pin this one for later, trust me! 

Holly Jolly Latte // Eggnog Chai Latte, no water, 1 pump peppermint for a Tall size (2 pumps Grande, 3 pumps Venti), top with nutmeg sprinkles with optional whip 

Caramel Pumpkin Macchiato // Order the Caramel macchiato, substitute pumpkin spice syrup instead of vanilla, top with pumpkin spice topping 

S’mores Hot Chocolate // Order the chocolate frappuccino (or hot chocolate), 1 pump of cinnamon, 1 pump toffee nut syrup, blend and top with cream, chocolate sauce, biscuit bits and marshmallows

Medicine Ball //  A personal Fall favorite for when you’re feeling sick! Half steamed lemonade half hot water, Jade Citrus Mint teabag, Peach teabag, packet of honey, with optional pump of peppermint.  (Not a coffee but SO GOOD when you’re sick so I had to share!)

The Pink Starbucks Drink // Strawberry Acai Refresher, made with coconut (instead of water), add scoop of blackberries or strawberries

Peppermint Bark Frappucino // Start with the Peppermint Mocha Frap, made with 1/2 mocha sauce and 1/2 white chocolate sauce (Hot Chocolate Version: sub the frap for the peppermint hot chocolate and add the same sauces)

Spiced Apple Pie // So good for cold days! 1/2 passion tango hot tea, 1/2 steamed apple juice, add cinnamon dolce syrup, topped with whip cream, graham crackers and cinnamon dolce sprinkles

Christmas in a Cup // (My fave for Christmas Eve!!) Order a Cinnamon Dolce Latte, add white mocha syrup (1.5 pumps for tall, 2 for Grande, 2.5 for Venti), add peppermint syrup (half the amount of your white mocha pump), top with whipped cream OR if you are a major chocolate lover, ask for chocolate whipped cream- sooooo yummy!

Cinnamon Bun Hot Chocolate // Order a hot chocolate, add one pump of each of the following: mocha syrup, white mocha syrup, cinnamon dolce syrup, vanilla syrup (add one pump caramel for a Venti!), milk= breve, add whip cream with sprinkles

Warm and Cozy Fall Sweaters and Secret Starbucks Menu!!!

Do you have any secret stores that you love to shop at or Fall coffee recipes you can’t live without and wouldn’t mind sharing?  Comment below and I’d love to add them to the list!

The Best (AND CUTEST) Christmas Holiday Pajamas for your Kids & THE ENTIRE FAMILY!

The Best (AND CUTEST) Christmas Holiday Pajamas for your Kids & THE ENTIRE FAMILY!

Our family tradition is to not only wear these for the entire month during movie nights, but when they go to bed on Christmas Eve, and of course the following morning when they open presents on Christmas for all those candid photos! Here is my list of the cutest holiday pajamas that I’ve been stalking for months!

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