Hilliary Giglio

Hilliary grew up in St. Louis, Missouri, but has lived in many places across the U.S., settling in Dallas in 2018 with her husband and (now) two sons. She is a Certified Pediatric Sleep Specialist and Family Coach, and owner of Tranquil Beginnings. Prior to this, she spent much of her professional career working to improve the lives of children and families, utilizing her education in psychology, social work, and nonprofit management and fundraising to provide care for children, support little ones with developmental disabilities, teach trauma informed yoga and mindfulness to youth who have suffered Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), and raise money for healthcare systems and mid-sized nonprofits. When she isn't changing families' lives through her work, she can be found enjoying the city's kid-friendly activities, working her way through Dallas' culinary scene, exploring the outdoors, practicing yoga, and enjoying live music!

How to Manage Your Child’s Protests When Creating Boundaries

Children protest.  It is their job.  Ours is to create safe and healthy boundaries for them to live within. When WE keep our limits, our children actually feel safer and more secure. When you put...

How to Have a Happy Birthday This Fall

The last birthday party we attended was December 2019, at The Little Gym. Kids running, jumping, playing, and dancing together. Sitting elbow to elbow enjoying their cupcakes. Birthdays in 2020 have definitely changed, with...
back to school sleep tips

Back-to-School Sleep Tips to Start the Year Off Right

Every year around this time, parents start reaching out to me worried about how to get their kiddos back on a good sleep schedule in order to return to school in the fall. Now...

3 Homemade Frozen Treats {with 4 Ingredients or Less} for 5-Star Summer Fun

Being married to a Chef means that food is never simple (though always delicious) in our home…..unless of course, I am cooking. But, the good news? Simplicity does not equal tasteless. My toddler LOVES...

Surviving as a Foodie Family with Food Allergies

We couldn’t believe our eyes when we saw red raised hives begin spreading across our 8 month old’s face. As first time parents, especially, this sent a wave of fear through our bodies.  Just...

6 Insider Tips to Crush Your Goals as a Work-From-Home Mom

Working from home as a mom is not for the faint of heart. Toddlers - and spouses - tend to barge through the office doors at any and all times. It adds one more...

4 Books About Being Scared of the Dark That Won’t Scare Kids More

Have you ever noticed that most stories attempting to combat your child’s fear of the dark can actually make them more afraid? And there are many children’s stories that are scary in and of...
New Year's Resolutions

3 Intentional Words for 2020

It’s January. And on top of that, it’s a new decade. The buzz of New Year's resolutions is all around us. It’s hard to avoid, as it has become a widely used, and likely...