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Coffee and Catnaps

Coffee and Catnaps

By Erin Meinel
If you're a parent looking for a place to connect, grow, learn, and get some sleep expertise from a sleep consultant & early childhood educator, you are in the right place! Erin, boy-mom, avid coffee drinker, and your sleep bestie is an expert in child development and infant, toddler, and preschooler sleep. In the show, she discusses all things motherhood & parenting with experts from around the world, and gives moms a platform to share their own journey through parenthood.
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Ep. 5 - Fighting Motherhood Fatigue with the 5Ss of Caffeine with Danielle from GEG Consulting

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Coffee and Catnaps

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52. Supporting Sleep for Children with Special Needs with Kensey Butkevich
Erin and repeat guest, Kensey Butkevich, sit down and chat about sleep for neurodivergent children. They discuss the prevalence of sleep disorders in children with ASD, as well as strategies for routines and for sleep that caregivers can utilize to help their child sleep better. ALL children, and all parents, deserve sleep. Connect with Kensey at www.sleepeasyclinic.com, on Facebook, and Instagram. Head to www.lakecountrysleep.com for more sleep resources, and follow along @lakecountrysleep.
18:15
January 19, 2022
51. Tips for Traveling with Kids with Travel Agent Christina Vieira
Hoping to take a family vacation sometime soon? Erin brings on travel agent Christina Viera from @showcasetheworldtravel where they chat all about her best tips for traveling with littles - they chat about flying with kids and general tips for the day of travel as well as tips for planning your daily itineraries with littles. Mentioned also is the Pockit stroller for travel. Grab Christina's 18 Summers Guide: 18 Family-Friendly Vacation Destinations organized by age group, to help you choose the best destination and activities for your child's stage and interests. Connect with Erin at lakecountrysleep.com and at @lakecountrysleep.
19:41
January 12, 2022
50. How to Foster Resilience in Young Children with Jennifer Van Rossum
Psychotherapist Jennifer Van Rossum joins Erin for another episode where they go over: -what resilience is -starting points for building resilience and relating to your own inner child -the "flip your lid" brain model -co-regulation and why that's important Jennifer also shares a few resources: -The Big Life Journal -"The Yes Brain" by Dr. Dan Siegel -The "Worry Monster" toy Erin brings up the Zenimal for child meditation and the previous episode 16 these ladies recorded in April 2021, "What is Secure Attachment & How Can I Support It?". Head to www.5peakslife.com to learn more about Jennifer and her services. Follow along with her on Facebook and Instagram. For other sleep resources, check out the blog and services on the Lake Country Sleep website. Connect with Erin on Instagram and Facebook.
47:16
January 05, 2022
49. [unsolicited] Advice for Postpartum Life
Erin brings on her mom bestie, Jenna to chat all things postpartum. They go over tips for when you're still at the hospital or birthing center as well as for when you get home. Erin specifically mentions following awake windows (get her free guide here!) and another episode where she references the 5Ss for soothing a baby.  For more sleep resources, head to lakecountrysleep.com and follow along on Instagram @lakecountrysleep.
54:02
December 29, 2021
48. How to Navigate Conversations with Family Members about Sleep Training
Erin and Andrea discuss the best ways to convey your ideas and beliefs with family members or caregivers who may not be on board with your decisions around sleep for your child. In our time as mothers, we've found that often the hardest things we do are often also the most worth it in the end. Relating back to your "why" and the evidence behind current practices can help you come from a place of love for your child and understanding for your parent, grandparent, or another caregiver. Give this episode a listen! Connect with Erin and Andrea at lakecountrysleep.com. Not sure which service is best for your family?? Take our quiz to find out! Also, follow along with all our sleep tips and tricks on Instagram and Facebook.
17:52
December 22, 2021
47. What to Do When Your Child's Schedule Is Too Jam-Packed
Are you worried that your school-aged child isn't getting enough sleep? Struggling to find the balance between family time, well-being, and trying to do ALL THE THINGS to ensure your child has experiences that set them up for success? Between swim lessons, soccer practice, dance class, t-ball, girl scouts, gymnastics, church activities, all after a full day of school...your child is sure to be tired. In this episode, Erin brings on Angela Knappenberger, from Knappenberger Sleep Consulting, to discuss the detrimental effects of sleep deprivation in the early childhood years, the benefits of quality sleep, and developmentally appropriate bedtimes for young, school-aged children. Erin even poses the question about allowing your child to sleep in on the weekends to "catch up" after a busy week! Listen now to hear all the details and this encouraging conversation. Connect with Angela in her Facebook Group. Follow Lake Country Sleep for more sleep tips, tricks, and education. Head to the website to read the blog and listen to other episodes of the Coffee & Catnaps podcast.
27:31
December 15, 2021
46. 7 Scariest Things as a New Mom with Claire
Real talk. erin brings on her friend, Claire, to talk all about the seven scariest things as a new mom: -first day alone with baby -going to the grocery store for the first time -first time baby is sick -first family holidays -first date night -first overnight -feeding/pumping in public Listen in to their real and relatable conversation now! For more sleep resources, make sure to follow @lakecountrysleep on Instagram and Facebook, and check out the blog at lakecountrysleep.com.
46:14
December 08, 2021
45. When to Break the Sleep Rules - And When Not To
Erin goes over a few related FAQs: -Isn't sleep training too rigid? I don't want to be tied down to a schedule. -Won't I have to adhere to my baby's schedule 24/7? -What if I want to rock my baby? Listen to this episode to hear the answers AND learn Erin's sleep maintenance rule! Follow @lakecountrysleep and visit www.lakecountrysleep.com to read the blog or learn about working with Erin.
15:47
December 01, 2021
44. 6 Tips for Traveling with Littles in the Car with Alyssa Bietz
In this episode, Alyssa Bietz, from Your Sleep Story, joins Erin to share their best tips for car travel with babies and young children. Connect with Alyssa at yoursleepstory.ca, where you can learn more about her services and her monthly membership. She's also on Facebook and Instagram. For more sleep resources, check out the blog at lakecountrysleep.com, listen to other episodes of the podcast, and learn about working with the Lake Country Sleep team. Also, connect with us on Instagram.
18:10
November 24, 2021
43. Newborn Care with Maggie Omick
Maggie, postpartum doula and owner of Lake Country Newborns, joins Erin for an episode where they chat about their journeys after becoming moms, the differences between a postpartum doula, night nanny, and newborn care specialist, and some rapid-fire tips and tricks for the newborn period. Connect with Maggie on Instagram. For sleep tips and information about working with Erin, check out lakecountrysleep.com, Facebook, and Instagram.
25:09
November 17, 2021
42. What are the Different Sleep Training Methods? with Paulina Temple
In this episode, Erin brings on her friend and colleague, Paulina Temple, of Paulina Temple Sleep Solutions, to discuss the different sleep training methods a family might choose to use to help their little one learn the skill of sleep. They go over: -Extinction/Cry-It-Out/CIO -Timed Intervals/Leave & Check/Ferber (& Pick-Up-Put-Down and hybrids of these) -Chair Method/Stay-In-the-Room/Sleep Lady Shuffle -Gentle/"No Cry" Methods They also discuss who these methods may benefit most. Connect with Paulina on Instagram. Connect with Erin at lakecountrysleep.com, and on Facebook and Instagram.
34:12
November 10, 2021
41. The Ultimate NICU Family Resource
Every NICU stay is different, yet, there's a very similar experience we all have...we've all had a tough start. In this episode, Erin brings on Makenzie Miller and Abbey Murray, founders of the Tough Start Society to talk about their program and community, and this is a MUST-HAVE resource for any family currently in or recently in the NICU. At @lakecountrysleep we've talked about what you can do to support a NICU family...now that it's available, THIS course and community would be a great place to start. Abbey and Mak have made this passion project just for NICU families. Connect with the Tough Start Society on Facebook and Instagram. Connect with Mak on Facebook, Instagram, and her website. Connect with Abbey on Facebook, Instagram, and her website. For more sleep resources or to work with Erin, head to lakecountrysleep.com.
37:14
November 03, 2021
40. How to Handle Your Baby's Sleep Regression(s)
Erin goes over what sleep regressions are, what causes them, and how to handle them! Check out more sleep resources at lakecountrysleep.com, and follow us on Facebook and Instagram.
15:03
October 27, 2021
39. Sleep Deprivation and PPD/PPA with Yasmin Johnston
Yasmin joins Erin to chat about how sleep deprivation can affect parents' mental health. They share their stories about their newborn days with their own children. Yasmin also shares some statistics relating to sleep deprivation and mental health. Connect with Yasmin at mindfulsleepconsulting.com, Facebook, and Instagram. Find more sleep resources at lakecountrysleep.com, Facebook, and Instagram.
23:40
October 20, 2021
38. Living the Premie Life with Andrea Merino
NICU nurse and pediatric sleep consultant Andrea Merino comes on the show to share about premie babies, how caring for a premie is different than caring for a full-term newborn, and Erin and her chat about how they work with premies as sleep consultants. Connect with Andrea at sleepingbeautiezzz.ca and on Facebook and Instagram. Find more sleep resources at lakecountrysleep.com, and Facebook and Instagram.
20:45
October 13, 2021
37. [coaching call] Tackling Their Daughter's 12-Month Sleep Regression
Get a behind-the-scenes listen to one of Erin's 30-Minute Independent Sleeper Tune-Up Calls. If your baby is not yet 12-months or quickly approaching it, this episode is a must-listen! Take away some strategies for your current or future situation. Baby A profile: This family worked with Erin when Baby A was 6 weeks old using newborn foundations strategies and a PUPD method beyond 12 weeks of age. Baby A has been a champion sleeper until a few weeks ago, hitting the 12-month sleep regression HARD. Early mornings and crazy naps became a thing for a while. The family reached out to Erin to see what they could do to help their baby get back on track. Erin makes a few tweaks to the routines and recommends using the Hatch clock - and gives her best tips on how to use it - for the family to try moving forward to help their little one start to identify some new sleep cues. Removing bottles/feeding from the sleep routines has been recommended too. They go over the steps for the 2-1 nap transition but are hoping the initial tweaks to the routine fix things before considering this as an option. For more sleep resources or to look into Erin's services, check out lakecountrysleep.com, and scroll our Instagram or Facebook.
30:21
October 06, 2021
36. 10 Tips for Preventing Bedtime Battles with Kaylee Woodard
Let's paint a picture... It's 6:30 p.m. and you've just managed to "help" the kids clean up the playroom. You dread this time of night because you know the next 60-90 minutes is the hardest part of your day. You're longing for your kids to go to bed peacefully, but there's a 75% chance either you or they will end up in tears throughout the bedtime process. You're longing for the day to be over so you can get some alone time. And, even if they don't realize it, they're probably longing for the exact same things that you are - peace and quiet so they can rest. It's a constant battle. No two nights are the same. Sometimes the kids are asleep by 7:30, and other nights you find yourself sneaking out of their bedroom, finally, by 9:00. What if I told you that you could have a predictable routine, where after 40 minutes or so, your little one is in bed. You can walk out of the room and move on with your evening. The night is still young. And, the best part? No one is left in tears! In this episode of the Coffee & Catnaps Parenting Podcast. Kaylee Woodard (pediatric and NICU occupational therapist and owner of @restedroos) and I go through 10 tips you can start implementing TONIGHT to see some improvement right away! And, as with anything, stay consistent to see optimal results. If you love it, leave us a 5-star rating and a review on Apple Podcasts. Follow the show so you don't miss out. Connect with Kaylee on her website where you can grab her 10 Tips to Taming Bedtime Battles for free, check out her blog, or purchase her online Toddler Roo Sleep Training course. She's also on Instagram, @restedroos. For more sleep resources or to work with Erin, check out lakecountrysleep.com and connect with us on Instagram and Facebook.
27:58
September 29, 2021
35. Preventing SIDS & Safe Sleep with Anna Clifford
Wondering how you can protect your baby from SIDS? Worried about where your baby should be sleeping? Concerned that your baby isn't warm enough at night? In this episode, Erin brings on special guest Anna Clifford to discuss all the recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics about sleep. To connect with Anna, check out her website, Facebook, and Instagram. For more sleep resources, head to lakecountrysleep.com and follow along on Instagram and Facebook.
45:49
September 22, 2021
34. How to Transition Out of the Swaddle
Do you know when and how to transition from using the swaddle? What do you do after that? Erin goes over all these details in this short and sweet episode. Other resources: FREE Guide to Awake Windows FREE Naps Quiz lakecountrysleep.com Also, follow us on Facebook and Instagram!
06:16
September 15, 2021
33. Raising Kind, Sensitive Boys with Andrea Merino
Ever wonder, "Am I doing a good job?" or "I hope I'm doing this parenting thing right."? Erin sits down with mom-friend, NICU nurse, and colleague Andrea Merino to chat about their boys. In this episode, they discuss a few common stereotypes they grew up with and how they're *trying* to raise their boys to be kind and sensitive individuals. They share stories and talk about their hopes and dreams for the future. Erin references the book A Boy LIke You by Frank Murphy that speaks love and life to little boys everywhere. Connect with Andrea at sleepingbeautiezzz.ca and on Facebook and Instagram. Find more sleep resources at lakecountrysleep.com, and Facebook and Instagram.
21:18
September 08, 2021
32. Help Your Baby Take Better Naps
In this episode, Erin goes over how to help your baby take better naps! 1. Make sure the environment is conducive to quality sleep. 2. Newborn nap tips 3. Tweaks you may need to make for already independent sleepers. 4. When *might* be time to teach independent sleep skills to help with short naps (and get better nights!). Referenced in the show: FREE Guide to Awake Windows FREE Naps Quiz lakecountrysleep.com Also, follow us on Facebook and Instagram!
12:47
September 01, 2021
32. Promoting Sleep with Mindfulness & Meditation for Your Preschooler with Yasmin Johnston
Erin connects with Yasmin Johnston from Mindful Sleep Consulting to talk about this timely topic, which you might find especially helpful with getting back to school and daycare at this time of year. Yasmin shares about the benefits of using mindfulness with your young child, and gives some great resources as a starting point if you're interested in incorporating meditation into your child's bedtime routine or throughout their day. Connect with Yasmin on Instagram, Facebook, and Pinterest. For more sleep resources, check out lakecountrysleep.com - browse the blog and listen to more podcast episodes! If you found this episode helpful, please take 2 minutes to leave a 5-star rating and a review for us - your support helps grow the show so we can help parents everywhere!
16:37
August 25, 2021
31. This One's For the Early Birds: Troubleshooting Early Morning Wakings
There are A LOT of things that could be causing early morning wakings. In this episode, Erin goes through the list of questions she goes through with her clients to pinpoint what might be causing the early mornings and helps you navigate what to do moving forward. Think of it like personal sleep coaching...recorded just for you! Recourse referenced in this episode: Free Guide to Awake Windows with Awake TImes Chart (babies 0-7 months) Blog Post How to Troubleshoot Early Morning Wakings with Awake Times Chart For more sleep tips and resources, check out www.lakecountrysleep.com and visit @lakecountrysleep on Instagram.
29:07
August 18, 2021
29. Our NICU Story
In this emotional episode, Erin shares her family's NICU story, and the emergency that brought them right back to the hospital the day they were initially discharged from L&D with their second baby. If you're ready to experience some tears and the power of prayer and faith, this one's for you. For more sleep resources, check out lakecountrysleep.com and @lakecountrysleep. If you're a parent looking for a place to connect, grow, learn, and get some sleep expertise from a sleep consultant & early childhood educator, you are in the right place! Erin, boy-mom, avid coffee drinker, and your sleep bestie is an expert in child development and infant, toddler, and preschooler sleep. In the show, she discusses all things motherhood & parenting with experts from around the world, and gives moms a platform to share their own journey through parenthood.
22:05
August 11, 2021
29. Think your baby might have reflux? What to do and how to handle it - with Jami Havens
Struggling with your newborn or infant? Think there's a possibility it *might* be reflux? Even just an inkling? THIS EPISODE IS A MUST-LISTEN! Erin brings on Jami Havens from Like a Dream Consulting. Jami shares her own experience with having 2 out of her 3 children experience reflux as babies - one silent reflux and one typical reflux. She gives tips for helping your baby, advocating for your baby, and, you guessed it, sleep! Connect with Jami on Facebook and Instagram. For more sleep resources, check out lakecountrysleep.com and @lakecountrysleep. If you're a parent looking for a place to connect, grow, learn, and get some sleep expertise from a sleep consultant & early childhood educator, you are in the right place! Erin, boy-mom, avid coffee drinker, and your sleep bestie is an expert in child development and infant, toddler, and preschooler sleep. In the show, she discusses all things motherhood & parenting with experts from around the world, and gives moms a platform to share their own journey through parenthood.
32:53
August 04, 2021
28. Become a Certified Sleep Consultant with Katelyn Thompson and Ashley Olson
After having your baby did you ever wish you could just work from home so you could be with them 24/7? DId you get a taste of working from home during 2020 and wish you could keep it going? Do you love babies? Do you love sleep? Are you a sleep science nerd? Have you ever thought about becoming a certified sleep consultant? Do you like the idea of helping families CHANGE THEIR LIVES? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then this episode is a MUST-LISTEN. Erin brings on her colleagues Katelyn Thompson from Sweet Pea Sleep and Ashley Olson from Heaven Sent Sleep to talk all about their journeys to become sleep consultants, their experiences in the field of sleep consulting, why they decided to start The Collective for Family Rest and Wellness, and their Sleep Consultant Academy. Use code LCS250 for $250 off your enrollment in their Sleep Consultant Academy. Connect with Katelyn and Ashley - @sweetpeasleep, @heavensentsleep, @familyrestandwellnessco For more sleep resources, check out lakecountrysleep.com and @lakecountrysleep. If you're a parent looking for a place to connect, grow, learn, and get some sleep expertise from a sleep consultant & early childhood educator, you are in the right place! Erin, boy-mom, avid coffee drinker, and your sleep bestie is an expert in child development and infant, toddler, and preschooler sleep. In the show, she discusses all things motherhood & parenting with experts from around the world, and gives moms a platform to share their own journey through parenthood.
18:26
July 28, 2021
27. 3 Tips for Newborn Sleep with Lauren Garmon, PNP
In episode 27, Erin brings on her sleep consultant colleague and pediatric nurse practitioner, Lauren Garmon. Lauren is a mom of soon-to-be 3 and is busy getting ready for baby no. 3 to join their family. She talks about their preparations and shares her best 3 tips for newborn sleep. If you're a parent looking for a place to connect, grow, learn, and get some sleep expertise from a sleep consultant & early childhood educator, you are in the right place! Erin, boy-mom, avid coffee drinker, and your sleep bestie is an expert in child development and infant, toddler, and preschooler sleep. In the show, she discusses all things motherhood & parenting with experts from around the world, and gives moms a platform to share their own journey through parenthood. Connect with Lauren at @growingsleepers on Instagram, Facebook, and on her website. For more sleep tips check out @lakecountrysleep or www.lakecountrysleep.com.
11:24
July 14, 2021
26. The Importance of Reading to Littles with Heidi Doddek
Episode 26 is one you don't want to miss! Erin sits down to chat with Heidi Doddek, author, early reading advocate, and founder of Book Mama Life. In the episode they talk about: Who is Heidi? Why did she start Book Mama Life? Why reading with your kids is so important When to start reading to your kids Tips for reading to your kids There is a book for almost every topic you might need to navigate with your child Where to connect with Heidi If you're a parent looking for a place to connect, grow, learn, and get some sleep expertise from a sleep consultant & early childhood educator, you are in the right place! Erin, boy-mom, avid coffee drinker, and your sleep bestie is an expert in child development and infant, toddler, and preschooler sleep. In the show, she discusses all things motherhood & parenting with experts from around the world, and gives moms a platform to share their own journey through parenthood. Connect with Heidi in her Facebook group. For more sleep tips check out @lakecountrysleep or www.lakecountrysleep.com.
28:25
July 07, 2021
25. Dressing Your Baby for Sleep with Steffi Edwin
In episode 25, Erin brings on her sleep consultant colleague, Steffi Edwin, owner of Jolie Sleep, to talk all about dressing your little one appropriately for sleep. How do you know if your baby is too hot or too cold? What is the best temperature for the nursery? What should your baby wear to sleep? We cover it all! Read Steffi's blog post here, and grab Erin's Ultimate Dressing Guide for Sleep here. If you're a parent looking for a place to connect, grow, learn, and get some sleep expertise from a sleep consultant & early childhood educator, you are in the right place! Erin, boy-mom, avid coffee drinker, and your sleep bestie is an expert in child development and infant, toddler, and preschooler sleep. In the show, she discusses all things motherhood & parenting with experts from around the world, and gives moms a platform to share their own journey through parenthood. Connect with Steffi at @joliesleep on Instagram and on her website. For more sleep tips check out @lakecountrysleep or www.lakecountrysleep.com.
17:12
June 30, 2021
24. Colicky Babies with Tara Hess
In this episode, Erin brings on Tara Hess from Tulsa Pediatric Sleep Consulting. In the episode they talk about: -Tara's experience with her daughter as a colicky baby -what defines or categorizes a baby as "colicky" -strategies that *might* help -how long it might last - there is an end in sight! Hang in there! -how this experience has helped Tara in her own sleep consulting business If you're a parent looking for a place to connect, grow, learn, and get some sleep expertise from a sleep consultant & early childhood educator, you are in the right place! Erin, boy-mom, avid coffee drinker, and your sleep bestie is an expert in child development and infant, toddler, and preschooler sleep. In the show, she discusses all things motherhood & parenting with experts from around the world, and gives moms a platform to share their own journey through parenthood. Connect with Tara at @tulsapediatricsleep on Instagram, Facebook, and Pinterest. Grab Erin's free "Your Complete Guide to Awake Windows" mentioned in the show here. For more sleep tips check out @lakecountrysleep or www.lakecountrysleep.com.
16:52
June 23, 2021
23. Postpartum Together with Chelsea Skaggs
Is 6 weeks REALLY enough time after your baby's birth to get intimate with your partner again? How can you communicate your feelings and needs effectively? In episode 23 Erin brings on Chelsea Skaggs to cover it all! Make sure to subscribe, leave a review, and rate this episode if you LOVE it! Chelsea is the owner of Postpartum Together, a place for new moms to connect, empower, grow, and communicate in their new roles and a mother. If you're a parent looking for a place to connect, grow, learn, and get some sleep expertise from a sleep consultant & early childhood educator, you are in the right place! Erin, boy-mom, avid coffee drinker, and your sleep bestie is an expert in child development and infant, toddler, and preschooler sleep. In the show, she discusses all things motherhood & parenting with experts from around the world, and gives moms a platform to share their own journey through parenthood. Chelsea keeps it real - find her at @chels.keeps.it.real and @postpartumtogether. For more sleep tips check out @lakecountrysleep or www.lakecountrysleep.com.
28:20
June 16, 2021
Ep. 22 Reinforcement vs. Bribery & Sleep Behaviors with Kensey Butkevich
Worried about using bribery with your young child? What's the difference between reinforcement and bribery? How can we reinforce positive behaviors? Episode 22 is one you won't want to miss! Make sure to subscribe, leave a review, and rate this episode if you LOVE it! In this episode, Erin brings on fellow sleep consultant and Board Certified Behavior Analyst, Kensey Butkevich, owner of Sleep Easy Clinic, where she offers both sleep and behavior services. Together, they discuss the differences between reinforcement and bribery and how parents can use reinforcement around sleep. If you're a parent looking for a place to connect, grow, learn, and get some sleep expertise from a sleep consultant & early childhood educator, you are in the right place! Erin, boy-mom, avid coffee drinker, and your sleep bestie is an expert in child development and infant, toddler, and preschooler sleep. In the show, she discusses all things motherhood & parenting with experts from around the world, and gives moms a platform to share their own journey through parenthood. Kensey is the queen of Instagram reels, and you can find her @sleep.easy.clinic. For more sleep tips check out @lakecountrysleep or www.lakecountrysleep.com. Set up a 60-minute consultation with Erin.
28:09
June 09, 2021
Ep. 21 - Navigating Your Relationship After Baby with Manasi and Poorak from Connected Couples
Episode 21 is one you won't want to miss! Make sure to subscribe, leave a review, and rate this episode if you LOVE it! Erin interviews Poorak and Manasi Mody, post-baby relationship coaches and owners of Connected Couples. In this episode, they talk about preparing for parenthood, making your relationship a priority after baby, and growing together through the early childhood years. If you're a parent looking for a place to connect, grow, learn, and get some sleep expertise from a sleep consultant & early childhood educator, you are in the right place! Erin, boy-mom, avid coffee drinker, and your sleep bestie is an expert in child development and infant, toddler, and preschooler sleep. In the show, she discusses all things motherhood & parenting with experts from around the world, and gives moms a platform to share their own journey through parenthood. Connect with the Modys on Instagram @connected_couples and Facebook. For more sleep tips check out @lakecountrysleep or www.lakecountrysleep.com. Set up a 60-minute consultation with Erin.
48:18
June 02, 2021
Ep. 20 - Setting Your Toddler Up for Sleep Success with Shanna Walker
Episode 9 is one you won't want to miss! Make sure to subscribe and rate this episode if you LOVE it! Erin brings on fellow sleep consultant, Shanna Walker, M. Ed., who has a background in career in ABA. Erin and Shanna talk about the power of giving choices, using a toddler clock, and validating our children's feelings. If you're a parent looking for a place to connect, grow, learn, and get some sleep expertise from a sleep consultant & early childhood educator, you are in the right place! Erin, boy-mom, avid coffee drinker, and your sleep bestie is an expert in child development and infant, toddler, and preschooler sleep. In the show, she discusses all things motherhood & parenting with experts from around the world, and gives moms a platform to share their own journey through parenthood. Connect with Shanna on Instagram. For more sleep tips check out @lakecountrysleep or www.lakecountrysleep.com. Set up a 60-minute consultation with Erin.
23:10
May 27, 2021
Ep. 19 - Preeclampsia Awareness with Amber Reed
Erin brings on her friend Amber to share her story in honor of Preeclampsia Awareness week. Amber also talks about her signs and symptoms so others know what to watch for and when to advocate for themselves and their baby. If you're a parent looking for a place to connect, grow, learn, and get some sleep expertise from a sleep consultant & early childhood educator, you are in the right place! Erin, boy-mom, avid coffee drinker, and your sleep bestie is an expert in child development and infant, toddler, and preschooler sleep. In the show, she discusses all things motherhood & parenting with experts from around the world, and gives moms a platform to share their own journey through parenthood. If you enjoy the show, make sure you rate, subscribe and share! For sleep resources, make sure to follow @lakecountrysleep on Instagram, and check out the blog and services at www.lakecountrysleep.com.
21:14
May 22, 2021
Ep. 18 - Filling Your Child's Buckets with Courtney Traflet
Erin interviews parent coach Courtney Traflet in episode 18. They discuss the concept of your child having at least two "buckets" they need to have filled throughout the day, and how when these buckets are consistently being poured into, we see less negative behavior from our children. There are also tips and strategies for bucket filling during different parts of the day. Connect with Courtney in her free Facebook group, Positive Solutions for Overwhelmed Parents, or on her website, courtneytraflet.com where you can join her VIParents Club. If you're a parent looking for a place to connect, grow, learn, and get some sleep expertise from a sleep consultant & early childhood educator, you are in the right place! Erin, boy-mom, avid coffee drinker, and your sleep bestie is an expert in child development and infant, toddler, and preschooler sleep. In the show, she discusses all things motherhood & parenting with experts from around the world, and gives moms a platform to share their own journey through parenthood. If you enjoy the show, make sure you rate, subscribe and share! Your support helps grow the show. For sleep resources, make sure to follow @lakecountrysleep on Instagram, and check out the blog and services at www.lakecountrysleep.com.
25:27
May 18, 2021
Ep. 17 4 Tips for Implementing Quiet Time with Jennifer Foley of Sweet Safe Sleep
Episode 17 is all about what to do when your child doesn't nap anymore...implementing quiet time! Erin talks with Jennifer Foley of Sweet Safe Sleep about signs it might be time to drop the nap, following your child's lead, and 4 tips to implementing quiet time. Connect with Jennifer on her website, Facebook, and Instagram. If you're a parent looking for a place to connect, grow, learn, and get some sleep expertise from a sleep consultant & early childhood educator, you are in the right place! Erin, boy-mom, avid coffee drinker, and your sleep bestie is an expert in child development and infant, toddler, and preschooler sleep. In the show, she discusses all things motherhood & parenting with experts from around the world, and gives moms a platform to share their own journey through parenthood. If you enjoy the show, make sure you rate, subscribe and share! For sleep resources, make sure to follow @lakecountrysleep on Instagram, and check out the blog and services at www.lakecountrysleep.com.
19:29
May 10, 2021
Ep. 16 - What is Secure Attachment and How Can I Support It? with Jennifer Van Rossum, LPC
Episode 16 is all about attachment! What are the different categories of attachment and how can we as parents support a secure attachment with our children? Erin sits down with MA, LPC, Psychotherapist & Wellness Educator Jennifer Van Rossum to unpack this topic during the episode. Jennifer also shares the 4S's that characterize the different categories of attachment, helping you make sure you're providing the right foundation to build a secure attachment with your child. Connect with Jennifer at @5peakslife on Instagram and make sure to join her email list! If you're a parent looking for a place to connect, grow, learn, and get some sleep expertise from a sleep consultant & early childhood educator, you are in the right place! Erin, boy-mom, avid coffee drinker, and your sleep bestie is an expert in child development and infant, toddler, and preschooler sleep. In the show, she discusses all things motherhood & parenting with experts from around the world, and gives moms a platform to share their own journey through parenthood. If you enjoy the show, make sure you rate, subscribe and share! For sleep resources, make sure to follow @lakecountrysleep on Instagram, and check out the blog and services at www.lakecountrysleep.com.
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April 25, 2021
Ep. 15 - National Infertility Week - Her Story: Danielle
If you're a parent looking for a place to connect, grow, learn, and get some sleep expertise from a sleep consultant & early childhood educator, you are in the right place! Erin, boy-mom, avid coffee drinker, and your sleep bestie is an expert in child development and infant, toddler, and preschooler sleep. In the show, she discusses all things motherhood & parenting with experts from around the world, and gives moms a platform to share their own journey through parenthood. Episode 15 is Dani's story. It's National Infertility Awareness Week, and Dani shares her @journeytobabynevins with listeners. She has some amazing advice for women experiencing infertility and shares some excellent resources - fertilityrally.com and resolve.org. Another helpful account she mentions is @fabfertility. For sleep resources, make sure to follow @lakecountrysleep on Instagram, and check out the blog and services at www.lakecountrysleep.com.
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April 18, 2021
Ep. 14 - Ask-Us-Anything with Erin & Claire
Episode 14 is the special Ask-Us-Anything motherhood-, newborn-, mom entrepreneur-, maternity leave-related episode with Erin and Claire, hosted by special guest-host, Alex from Mamacita Diaries. Erin and Claire answer questions that were previously submitted from their online communities, and have a special announcement at the end of the show! “What’s your best advice heading into maternity leave?” - Andrea H.  “What is the best strategy to get my newborn to sleep independently from the start?” - Rolanda S. “Should I always use the Eat/Sleep/Play schedule when working from home and need ind.?” - Rolanda S. “Do you need to pump in order to have an independent sleeper? Newborn-older.” - @Rolanda Stevens “Not a mom (yet), but how do you stay focused while WFH with distractions?” - Sam B.  “How do you unplug and take time to enjoy your newborn and adjust as a family (especially with other kiddos) while not letting your business totally fizzle and have to “rebuild” when you come back? The idea of having to say no to someone makes me :(“ -Lauren “No kids for me yet, but how do I support my BFF who’s new to mom life and has a newborn?” - Nina The ladies announce a Mother's Day Bundle special that will be available the week of May 2-9, ending on Mother's Day 2021. Click here to read all the details and to get on the list to be the first to receive information about the promotion. Those who purchase the bundle will also be invited to a special, live, Ask-Us-Anything event happening the week after Mother's Day. If you're a parent looking for a place to connect, grow, learn, and get some sleep expertise from a sleep consultant & early childhood educator, you are in the right place! Erin, boy-mom, avid coffee drinker, and your sleep bestie is an expert in child development and infant, toddler, and preschooler sleep. In the show, she discusses all things motherhood & parenting with experts from around the world, and gives moms a platform to share their own journey through parenthood. For more infant and child sleep resources, check out the blog and services at www.lakecountrysleep.com.
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April 13, 2021
Ep. 13 - Help Your Child Sleep Better: Creating the Perfect Nursery
If you're a parent looking for a place to connect, grow, learn, and get some sleep expertise from a sleep consultant & early childhood educator, you are in the right place! Erin, boy-mom, avid coffee drinker, and your sleep bestie is an expert in child development and infant, toddler, and preschooler sleep. In the show, she discusses all things motherhood & parenting with experts from around the world, and gives moms a platform to share their own journey through parenthood. Episode 13 is all about creating the perfect nursery for your little one! Create a sleep sanctuary that is conducive to sleep by following Erin's 4 tips. For sleep resources, make sure to follow @lakecountrysleep on Instagram, and check out the blog and services at www.lakecountrysleep.com.
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April 08, 2021
Ep. 12 - Toddlerhood: Differentiating Sleep for Our Children (with Lauren from Via Graces)
If you're a parent looking for a place to connect, grow, learn, and get some sleep expertise from a sleep consultant & early childhood educator, you are in the right place! Erin, boy-mom, avid coffee drinker, and your sleep bestie is an expert in child development and infant, toddler, and preschooler sleep. In the show, she discusses all things motherhood & parenting with experts from around the world and gives moms a platform to share their own journey through parenthood. Episode 12 is all about navigating toddler sleep with special guest and sleep consultant, Lauren Engler from Via Graces. Erin and Lauren discuss how they are currently differentiating sleep needs for their toddlers ranging from ages 13 months to 3.5 years old. Connect with Lauren online at viagraces.com or on Instagram @sleep_via_graces. For sleep resources, make sure to follow @lakecountrysleep on Instagram, and check out the blog and services at www.lakecountrysleep.com.
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April 03, 2021
Ep. 11 - Motherhood: Heather - Experienced Mom of 3 Girls
If you're a parent looking for a place to connect, grow, learn, and get some sleep expertise from a sleep consultant & early childhood educator, you are in the right place! Erin, boy-mom, avid coffee drinker, and your sleep bestie is an expert in child development and infant, toddler, and preschooler sleep. In the show, she discusses all things motherhood & parenting with experts from around the world, and gives moms a platform to share their own journey through parenthood. Episode 11 is all about Heather, a personal connection of Erin's, and her experience as a mom of three, now (mostly) fully grown daughters. She shares tips and wisdom for getting through all the tricky stages of parenthood. Connect with Heather on Instagram at @heatherschaeferhq and on her website at www.heatherschaeferhq.com. For sleep resources, make sure to follow @lakecountrysleep on Instagram, and checkout the blog and services at www.lakecountrysleep.com.
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March 23, 2021
Ep. 10 - Motherhood: Christy - Twin Mom, Boy Mom, Super-Mom
If you're a parent looking for a place to connect, grow, learn, and get some sleep expertise from a sleep consultant & early childhood educator, you are in the right place! Erin, boy-mom, avid coffee drinker, and your sleep bestie is an expert in child development and infant, toddler, and preschooler sleep. In the show, she discusses all things motherhood & parenting with experts from around the world, and gives moms a platform to share their own journey through parenthood. Episode 10 is all about Christy, a former client of Erin's, and her experience with motherhood so far. She shares tips for other moms (especially twin moms!) that help her manage her days and nights with three little boys and some great reminders for all moms. For sleep resources, make sure to follow @lakecountrysleep on Instagram, and checkout the blog and services at www.lakecountrysleep.com.
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March 15, 2021
Ep. 9 - "Spring Ahead" Daylight Savings 2021
If you're a parent looking for a place to connect, grow, learn, and get some sleep expertise from a sleep consultant & early childhood educator, you are in the right place! Erin, boy-mom, avid coffee drinker, and your sleep bestie is an expert in child development and infant, toddler, and preschooler sleep. In the show, she discusses all things motherhood & parenting with experts from around the world, and gives moms a platform to share their own journey through parenthood. Episode 9 is all about Erin's experience as a parent with daylight savings. She brings on her husband, Matt, to share their stories from past daylight savings times as well as discussing their plan for this go-around coming up on March 14. Erin also goes over a few strategies parents can use and goes through a sample adjustment schedule. For sleep resources, make sure to follow @lakecountrysleep on Instagram, and checkout the blog and services at www.lakecountrysleep.com.
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March 07, 2021
Ep. 8 - Motherhood: Jess - Not YET a Mom, Wife, Podcaster
If you're a parent looking for a place to connect, grow, learn, and get some sleep expertise from a sleep consultant & early childhood educator, you are in the right place! Erin, boy-mom, avid coffee drinker, and your sleep bestie is an expert in child development and infant, toddler, and preschooler sleep. In the show, she discusses all things motherhood & parenting with experts from around the world, and gives moms a platform to share their own journey through parenthood. Episode 8 is part of the Motherhood Series with not yet a mom mom, Jess. She is an actor, wife, and podcaster. Jess tells her story of how and why she started a podcast for moms and her and Erin discuss the importance of connection in motherhood through sharing stories. Jess shares about her current health status as she works to wean from medication to treat psoriatic arthritis that would be detrimental to a baby should she get pregnant while on it. She shares her hopes and dreams of being a mom one day, as well as her upcoming rebrand for her own show. Find Jessica on Instagram at @jessicalorion. Follow her podcast The Pumping Podcast and @thepumpingpodcast and at www.thepumpingpodcast.com. She's also on Clubhouse! For sleep resources, make sure to follow @lakecountrysleep on Instagram, and checkout the blog and services at www.lakecountrysleep.com.
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February 26, 2021
Ep. 7 - Motherhood: Claire - New(er) Mom, Girl-Mom, Wife Entrepreneur
If you're a parent looking for a place to connect, grow, learn, and get some sleep expertise from a sleep consultant & early childhood educator, you are in the right place! Erin, boy-mom, avid coffee drinker, and your sleep bestie is an expert in child development and infant, toddler, and preschooler sleep. In the show, she discusses all things motherhood & parenting with experts from around the world, and gives moms a platform to share their own journey through parenthood. Episode 7 is part of the Motherhood Series with first-time mom, Claire. She is a girl-mom, wife, and entrepreneur. We talk about her pregnancy journey, breech babies, c-section births, navigating motherhood while running a business, and nursing strikes. Find Claire at www.clcontentmarketing.com, or on Instagram at @clcontentmarketing. For sleep resources, make sure to follow @lakecountrysleep on Instagram, and checkout the blog and services at www.lakecountrysleep.com.
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February 25, 2021
Ep. 6 - Maternal Mental Health - Anxitey, OCD, and Postpartum with LPC Jenna Overbaugh
If you're a parent looking for a place to connect, grow, learn, and get some sleep expertise from a sleep consultant & early childhood educator, you are in the right place! Erin, boy-mom, avid coffee drinker, and your sleep bestie is an expert in child development and infant, toddler, and preschooler sleep. In the show, she discusses all things motherhood & parenting with experts from around the world, and gives moms a platform to share their own journey through parenthood. In this episode, Erin and Jenna discuss maternal mental health and cover various topics - anxiety, OCD, and other postpartum topics. Resources from the episode: https://iocdf.org/ https://www.treatmyocd.com/ Connect with Jenna on Instagram and on her website. Sleep resources: Connect with Erin on Facebook, Instagram, and her website.
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February 07, 2021
Ep. 5 - Fighting Motherhood Fatigue with the 5Ss of Caffeine with Danielle from GEG Consulting
If you're a parent looking for a place to connect, grow, learn, and get some sleep expertise from a sleep consultant & early childhood educator, you are in the right place! Erin, boy-mom, avid coffee drinker, and your sleep bestie is an expert in child development and infant, toddler, and preschooler sleep. In the show, she discusses all things motherhood & parenting with experts from around the world, and gives moms a platform to share their own journey through parenthood. In this episode, Erin and Danielle Robertson Rath, biochemist, mom, caffeine expert, and owner of GEG Consulting, discuss her 5Ss of Caffeine to help tired moms maximize the effects of a safe consumption of caffeine to get them through their day with busy littles. Danielle Robertson Rath is the leading authority on the science behind caffeine and energy drinks. Best-selling author of How to Get Sh*t Done When You Feel Like Sh*t. Host of the Caffeine at Midnight podcast. Founder of GreenEyedGuide Research and Consulting. To see Erin and Danielle's previous blog collaboration and the diagrams referred to in the show, click here to see the post. Danielle is offering a 50% discount on her course for Coffee and Catnaps listeners using the code "mom" - check it out here. For more resources and information about Danielle's books check out her website and follow along on Instagram. For more sleep resources, visit lakecountrysleep.com and follow @lakecountrysleep on Facebook and Instagram.
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January 29, 2021
Ep. 4 - Motherhood: Dani - Wife, Stepmom, Mom, & Pharmacist
If you're a parent looking for a place to connect, grow, learn, and get some sleep expertise from a sleep consultant & early childhood educator, you are in the right place! Erin, boy-mom, avid coffee drinker, and your sleep bestie is an expert in child development and infant, toddler, and preschooler sleep. In the show, she discusses all things motherhood & parenting with experts from around the world, and gives moms a platform to share their own journey through parenthood. Episode 4 is the first of the motherhood series, where Erin and her friend Dani discuss Dani's parenting journey thus far. For sleep resources head here. To follow along on Instagram, click here.
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January 28, 2021
Ep. 3 - All Things Motherhood with Dr. Katy Gibson
If you're a parent looking for a place to connect, grow, learn, and get some sleep expertise from a sleep consultant & early childhood educator, you are in the right place! Erin, boy-mom, avid coffee drinker, and your sleep bestie is an expert in child development and infant, toddler, and preschooler sleep. In the show, she discusses all things motherhood & parenting with experts from around the world, and gives moms a platform to share their own journey through parenthood. In this episode, Erin brings on pediatrician and mom, Dr. Katy Gibson. They talk about Dr. Katy's training and background, pediatric sleep, appropriate melatonin use, and Dr. Katy's mom group on Facebook - Unfolding Motherhood. Find Dr. Katy on Facebook and Instagram. Visit www.lakecountrysleep.com for more sleep resources. Follow Erin on Facebook and Instagram.
25:53
January 27, 2021
Ep. 2 - Help Your Child Sleep Better: Bedtime Routines
Erin, boy-mom, avid coffee drinker, and your sleep bestie is an expert in childhood development and infant, toddler, and preschooler sleep. If you're a parent looking for a place to connect, grow, learn, and get some sleep expertise from a sleep consultant and early childhood educator, you are in the right place! In this episode, Erin goes over how a bedtime routine can help your child's brain and body recognize what's coming next...sleep! For free, downloadable sample bedtime routine cards, heck out her blog post, "How to Help Your Child Sleep Better Tonight: The Importance of a Bedtime Routine," at www.lakecountrysleep.com/blog.   https://www.lakecountrysleep.com/post/one-way-to-help-your-child-start-sleeping-better-today-the-importance-of-a-bedtime-routine
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January 15, 2021
Ep. 1 - Welcome to the Coffee and Catnaps Parenting Podcast
Erin tells you all about why she's started this podcast and shares her goals for it. If you're looking for a place to connect, grow, learn, and get some sleep expertise from a sleep consultant & early childhood educator, you are in the right place! Erin, boy-mom, avid coffee drinker, and your sleep bestie is an expert in child development and infant, toddler, and preschooler sleep. In the show, she discusses all things motherhood & parenting with experts from around the world, and gives moms a platform to share their own journey through parenthood.
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January 08, 2021