The Weather Channel's AMHQ--featured Mom Blogger

I was invited to join Dr. Harvey Karp and others on a HuffPost Live feature with Nancy Redd. The topic, as you might guess, was babies and sleep (or lack of it.)

A link to the full segment is here.

The New York Times

My posts on "Hitting the Wall" because of lack of sleep with my second child were featured by Lisa Belkin when she wrote the Motherlode blog on parenthood. We heard from hundreds of readers, which was moving and life-changing.

January 18, 2011

When A Child Does Not Sleep


The Science of Falling in Love

Posted: January 11, 2010 at 2:16 PM

By Hanna Rosin

"Sarah Vander Schaaff, my new favorite mom-blogger, has a great take on Epstein. Many of his exercises sounded familiar to her, and she realized they sounded exactly like standard techniques she learned in acting school. She then conducted an online survey of actors and discovered that yes, 93 percent of them had indeed fallen in love on the set. These romances did not necessarily last but they tended to ignite on stage. Does this mean Epstein’s method works? Possibly. At the very least, it explains the Hollywood divorce rate."

Link to the full Double X blog post

Plenty to Share in this Lunch Box
by: Doug Moe
February 2, 2011

"The Lunch Box Mom was starting to get noticed even before she nearly collapsed at the health club last month and the woman behind the front desk called for an ambulance.

She wrote about the 911 call, of course. That’s what the Lunch Box Mom does. She writes weekly at about the culture of parenting, and as the mother of two young girls, she writes from the inside out.

In the past year a few of her posts were picked up nationally, and the Lunch Box Mom was profiled in her local newspaper. Then there was the episode at the health club, which got the interest of a writer for The New York Times, and now more people than ever know the Lunch Box Mom.

Still, it will be a while before she’s the most famous writer in her own family."

Click here for full article

Local Mother Blogging Her Way To Fame
by: Michele Angermiller
Posted: Sunday, July 11, 2010

Feature Story on Lunch Box Mom

"LAWRENCE - Sarah Vander Schaaff was just a normal, stay-at-home mom when it dawned on her that she was exhausted.

Her youngest daughter, Ava, wasn't sleeping very well at night, and Vander Schaaff needed a way to vent in a positive way.

"My youngest hadn't slept in a year, and we had even gone to a sleep consultant," she said. "After I emerged from the fog, I knew I had to write about it."

Last November, Vander Schaaff set up a blog on, and named it Lunchbox Mom. Her daughter's sleep problems were the subject of her first piece. Suddenly, Vander Schaaff realized she had a voice to share with other mothers.

"I write about topics parents can relate to," said Vander Schaaff, a former teacher. She talks about everything in her blog from the Disney Princess phenomenon to the McDonald's Shrek glass recall and stay-at-home moms and dads.

"I would do a Q-and-A with people in the park," she laughed, saying it was a great way to talk to people.

Vander Schaaff's blog is now receiving national attention as her work was chosen to be featured as part of the California Milk Advisory Board's promotion of Dairy Month. As a selected Mom blogger, Vander Schaaff's story is available on the national website Mamapedia, which reaches three million moms, as well as on the Real California Milk website."

Click here for link to full story in Trenton Times.
(photo: Martin Griff/Trenton Times)