Author: Malia Jacobson

Malia Jacobson is an award-winning health and parenting journalist and mom of three. Her latest book is titled "Sleep Tight, Every Night: Helping Toddlers and Preschoolers Sleep Well Without Tears, Tricks, or Tirades."

It’s been said that loss is simply another word for change. Loss impacts children’s lives at every stage, from infancy through young adulthood, and can bring on feelings of turmoil, grief, and sadness. Whether a child experiences loss through the

Children who read well have a leg up in school and life. But raising a confident, joyful reader isn’t as easy as slogging through a bedtime story each night before tuck-in. Per the University of Michigan, research highlights five fundamental

When Annie Krusznis gave birth seven years ago, she expected to sacrifice some sleep in the early months of parenthood. She rejoiced the first time her son Will slept through the night, thinking her sleep woes were over. She didn’t

Pregnant women are often told to “sleep now, while you can”—but sleeping during pregnancy is easier said than done. Just ask Melissa Souza of Battle Ground, who gave birth to her fourth child in January. A seasoned mom, Souza knew

It’s a question that Seattle-area parents Molly and Justin Sousley found themselves grappling with when their first-grader Jillian suddenly started cheating and fibbing during family game nights. “Right away, we realized that we needed to have some big conversations about

More babies are starting life with nature’s perfect food. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that 75 percent of American newborns are now breastfed. That’s good news; breastfeeding has amazing benefits for both mom and baby. But when

There’s no denying that parenting is exhausting work. But having a baby doesn’t have to mean resigning yourself to months (and years) of sleepless nights. Armed with a bit of expert knowledge, you can help your little one sleep better—so