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Welcome to the This Girl Loves Sleep podcast, the show that will help your entire family bring back bedtime. Each episode, sleep expert Alanna McGinn discusses your burning sleep questions and provides you with tangible sleep tips for babies to adults and provides tricks to help you create your own sleep plan for your family. Stay tuned for regular episodes also covering parenting topics Alanna wants to talk about featuring professional experts, colleagues, and friends.

This Girl Loves Sleep Alanna McGinn

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Welcome to the This Girl Loves Sleep podcast, the show that will help your entire family bring back bedtime. Each episode, sleep expert Alanna McGinn discusses your burning sleep questions and provides you with tangible sleep tips for babies to adults and provides tricks to help you create your own sleep plan for your family. Stay tuned for regular episodes also covering parenting topics Alanna wants to talk about featuring professional experts, colleagues, and friends.

    068: Napping on the Go

    068: Napping on the Go

    The warmer weather can make things tricky with an increase in events, travel and an effort to get out and enjoy the great weather. It can be hard to find a balance between having your little one sleep at home versus having them sleep anywhere. In addition, some babies may seem to sleep longer in the stroller, then they do in their crib at home. So surely napping on the go is the way to spend the summer, right? While it might be tough, and at times frustrating, to give up a longer length of sleep, there are good reasons to consider working towards the majority of naps taking place in a stationary crib, regardless of their length.
    In this episode Sleep Expert Alanna McGinn shares 3 things to consider about napping on the go and how helping your baby to learn to extend their sleep independently is an important skill that will support quality sleep habits for years to come.
     
    Keep the Conversation Going:
    Join the conversations and submit your own sleep questions to Alanna on Instagram and Twitter: @GNSleepSite. She may answer them during a future This Girl Loves Sleep segment!
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    This Girl Loves Sleep's theme music is "Until the End" by Ryan Andersen from the album "Happy Life - Americana Volume One," from the Free Music Archive at http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Ryan_Andersen/Happy_Life_-_Americana_Volume_One/Until_The_End

    • 7 min
    067: Friendship - Heather Dixon - SavvyMom

    067: Friendship - Heather Dixon - SavvyMom

    Heather Dixon is a writer, a mom to three girls and the Editor-in-Chief of SavvyMom, a wonderful online Canadian parenting publication, one where I’ve had the pleasure of writing for. I thought it would be fun to have Heather on to discuss one of her articles she wrote - “I Suck at Being a Friend Right Now” - and why the topic of this article resonated with so many and why it went viral.
     In this episode Sleep Expert Alanna McGinn and Heather Dixon discuss what friendship means to them and how it’s changed as they have gotten older and their kids have gotten older. They also discuss top parenting topics at SavvyMom.
     
    Keep the Conversation Going:
    Join the conversations and submit your own sleep questions to Alanna on Instagram and Twitter: @GNSleepSite. She may answer them during a future This Girl Loves Sleep segment!
    Website: https://goodnightsleepsite.com
    Buy Our Book - This Baby Loves Sleep
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/gnsleepsite
    Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/GoodNightSleepSite/
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    SavvyMom - Website
    I Suck at Being a Friend Right Now - Article
    This Girl Loves Sleep's theme music is "Until the End" by Ryan Andersen from the album "Happy Life - Americana Volume One," from the Free Music Archive at http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Ryan_Andersen/Happy_Life_-_Americana_Volume_One/Until_The_End

    • 30 min
    066: How Your Sheets and Blankets Help You Sleep

    066: How Your Sheets and Blankets Help You Sleep

    Have you ever wondered why climbing into bed and under the covers feels so good? Regardless of whether you like to sleep with just a light sheet or prefer the heaviness of a weighted blanket, there’s something about being covered up as you try and fall sleep that most people can’t do without. There are physiological and behavioral reasons why sheets and blankets help you sleep, and essentially, all the science behind sleeping while covered with a sheet or blanket supports the importance of creating a solid sleep environment. While we may not be able to clearly say that sleeping with blankets improves your general health, they will certainly improve your sleep. And since quality sleep is strongly associated with overall health and wellness, let’s just say we should all take a minute to appreciate what our bedding does for us! Keep reading for a closer look at how science plays a role in your body’s need to be covered at night for a solid night’s rest.
    In this episode Sleep Expert Alanna McGinn explains how the more you know about getting a good night’s rest, the greater chance you’ll have of getting the sleep you need. Creating an ideal sleep environment starts with auditing your bedroom, and this absolutely includes the type of sheets and blankets you’re using.
     
    Keep the Conversation Going:
    Join the conversations and submit your own sleep questions to Alanna on Instagram and Twitter: @GNSleepSite. She may answer them during a future This Girl Loves Sleep segment!
    Website: https://goodnightsleepsite.com
    Buy Our Book - This Baby Loves Sleep
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/gnsleepsite
    Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/GoodNightSleepSite/
    Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/GoodNightSleepSite/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/GNSleepSite
    Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.ca/gnsleepsite/
    This Girl Loves Sleep's theme music is "Until the End" by Ryan Andersen from the album "Happy Life - Americana Volume One," from the Free Music Archive at http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Ryan_Andersen/Happy_Life_-_Americana_Volume_One/Until_The_End

    • 12 min
    065: Replay - My Story of Infertility

    065: Replay - My Story of Infertility

    October is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness month with October 15th being National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day. 1 in 4 women will suffer a loss via miscarriage, stillbirth, or infant loss at some point in their lives. The topic of miscarriage, infant loss, and infertility is one that is close to the heart host Alanna McGinn, having suffered from 3 miscarriages herself. In this episode Alanna shares her own personal journey with miscarriage and secondary infertility.
    Keep the Conversation Going:
    Join the conversations and submit your own sleep questions to Alanna on Instagram and Twitter: @GNSleepSite. She may answer them during a future This Girl Loves Sleep segment!
    Website: https://goodnightsleepsite.com
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/gnsleepsite
    Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/GoodNightSleepSite/
    Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/GoodNightSleepSite/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/GNSleepSite
    Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.ca/gnsleepsite/
    This Girl Loves Sleep's theme music is "Until the End" by Ryan Andersen from the album "Happy Life - Americana Volume One," from the Free Music Archive at http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Ryan_Andersen/Happy_Life_-_Americana_Volume_One/Until_The_End

    • 25 min
    064: Natural Medicine - Lisa Marie Holmes RH

    064: Natural Medicine - Lisa Marie Holmes RH

    Lisa Marie Holmes, RH is a television personality and creator of The Botanical Apothecary herbal remedies line launching this 2020. As an entrepreneur, Lisa Marie is inspired to find La Joie De Vivre in everything that she does. From her exclusive toxic-free signature paint line to her blog on health and wellness, it is clear that Lisa Marie wishes to encourage others to live their best lives by finding fulfillment through a wholesome lifestyle, creativity, and community care.
     In this episode Sleep Expert Alanna McGinn and Lisa Marie Holmes discuss the benefits to adding herbs and natural medicines to your sleep tool kit and simple ways people can integrate Herbalism into their lives to better their overall health and wellbeing.
     
    Keep the Conversation Going:
    Join the conversations and submit your own sleep questions to Alanna on Instagram and Twitter: @GNSleepSite. She may answer them during a future This Girl Loves Sleep segment!
    Website: https://goodnightsleepsite.com
    Buy Our Book - This Baby Loves Sleep
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/gnsleepsite
    Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/GoodNightSleepSite/
    Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/GoodNightSleepSite/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/GNSleepSite
    Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.ca/gnsleepsite/
    Lisa Marie Holmes - Website
    Fusion Mineral Paint - Lisa Marie Holmes Collection
    This Girl Loves Sleep's theme music is "Until the End" by Ryan Andersen from the album "Happy Life - Americana Volume One," from the Free Music Archive at http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Ryan_Andersen/Happy_Life_-_Americana_Volume_One/Until_The_End

    • 31 min
    063: 4-Month Sleep Regression

    063: 4-Month Sleep Regression

    Sleep regressions. They’re one of the most challenging hurdles to overcome when you’re a sleep-deprived new parent. One minute you have this perfect, little gorgeous baby who sleeps and all is right with the world and then suddenly your baby is waking up throughout the night, skipping naps. And why the heck won’t they stay asleep anymore when you place them in their cribs!
     In this episode Sleep Expert Alanna McGinn explains the first sleep regression period – the 4-month sleep regression and what sleep steps you can take to help your baby get through it.
     
    Keep the Conversation Going:
    Join the conversations and submit your own sleep questions to Alanna on Instagram and Twitter: @GNSleepSite. She may answer them during a future This Girl Loves Sleep segment!
    Website: https://goodnightsleepsite.com
    Buy Our Book - This Baby Loves Sleep
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/gnsleepsite
    Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/GoodNightSleepSite/
    Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/GoodNightSleepSite/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/GNSleepSite
    Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.ca/gnsleepsite/
    This Girl Loves Sleep's theme music is "Until the End" by Ryan Andersen from the album "Happy Life - Americana Volume One," from the Free Music Archive at http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Ryan_Andersen/Happy_Life_-_Americana_Volume_One/Until_The_End

    • 19 min

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