Why I love what I do:
Alright—I'll just admit it: I'm obsessed with sleep. Kids' sleep, that is. I didn't care much about it before I became a parent. But three years ago, I had twins. My husband travelled for work, and I was alone with two babies a lot of the time. I. Was. Oh. So. Tired. I needed help.
When my girls were several months old, I reached out to a sleep consultant. I knew there were countless books out there that might help, but I couldn’t stay awake long enough to read any of them. I needed someone to just tell me what to do. It was the best money I’ve ever spent.
I told her that all I wanted was to sleep for two or three consecutive hours, even just sometimes. It seemed like a pipe dream, but I was desperate. Then, a beautiful thing happened: my babies started sleeping through the night. Every night. I hadn’t expected that at all. But it was a welcome surprise: they were happier, I was happier, and I began to emerge from the postpartum fog. I started to enjoy being a mom.
After getting some rest myself, I was once again able to do basic things—like use my brain. And I used it to think about my daughters' sleep. A lot. How much did they need? When should they nap? Was there wiggle room in our schedule? What to do when we travel? What the heck are these sleep regressions everyone's talking about? And what was I going to do when they were—gasp—toddlers?
I couldn’t get enough. I was hooked. I researched every sleep-related topic I could find, and proudly became a self-identified “sleep nerd.”
Not long after that, a cross-country move for my family meant a career change for me. I didn't think twice about it: I applied to the Family Sleep Institute and became certified as a Child Sleep Consultant. Now I get to spend my days talking about my passion, and helping tired parents and kids get the rest they need.
Choosing the right sleep consultant for your family
Working with a sleep consultant can be a very personal experience. You are sharing details about your family (and, in some cases, inviting this individual into your home). It’s important to work with someone you feel comfortable with.
This is one of the reasons I intentionally trained and became certified in several different sleep training methods. There are so many out there, ranging from extremely gentle to very direct. Each family is unique and special in their own way, and there is no “one size fits all” solution. When I work with your family, I take the time to understand your individual preferences, concerns and parenting styles. I take all of this into account while helping you to choose the right method, and again while writing your personalized sleep plan.
If you’re looking for a sleep consultant who’s supportive, non-judgemental, knowledgable and passionate, then you’ve come across the right website. Please inquire about a complimentary 15-minute phone consultation so we can become have a chat and decide whether we’d be a good fit for one another.