Many years ago, as the young mommy of a 17-month-old extremely busy toddler and a newborn who had his days and nights confused for several weeks, I became so sleep-deprived and exhausted that I became very ill, an illness that I didn’t fully recover from for many years.
After my children were grown, ending my career as a stay-at-home mommy, I had been in the corporate world for a few years when my first granddaughter was born in 2001. This precious little bundle rekindled my crazy love for babies and drew me into a new career as a nanny. A short year later, I received training as a postpartum doula. Building on the skills I learned with my own babies and the hundreds more I cared for as a nanny and postpartum doula, I developed a keen awareness and intuition that has enabled me to become so adept at soothing babies and meeting their needs, that I have been sweetly dubbed “the baby whisperer” by many of the families I've worked with.
Consequently, my nanny/doula/baby whispering journey kind of naturally evolved into a nanny/doula/baby whispering/sleep training journey, and before long, tired parents were inviting me to come help them sleep train their babies. I've been able to help many families over the years, but I felt inadequate, knowing I would most likely one day be facing a family I had no idea how to help. I researched and read voraciously to learn more, and my quest for knowledge led me to Kim West, The Sleep Lady. I read her books and followed her for a few years, and eventually realized her program, like no other, would provide the knowledge and training I sought. I became a Certified Gentle Sleep Coach in July of 2017.
Sleep training has become my heart’s passion. Because I know. Because I’ve been there. Because I know how critical sleep is to our quality of life and to our ability to be the parents we desire to be. And because I know I can help give hope to exhausted, desperate parents, and help them and their little ones finally get the sleep they need.