I have dedicated my professional life to helping others find sleep solutions!
With a background in social work, I have worked with children of all ages and abilities, and have always had a passion for helping families live healthier, happier lives.
Shortly after my first son was born we were blessed with the news that baby number two was on his way. At that time I wasn’t concerned with the multiple night wakings but as the time went on we realized we needed to have one baby sleeping before we welcomed home another. The search was on for a solution and led me to discover the world of sleep consultants. The consultant that we hired had our sweet boy sleeping through the night in just a few nights. Our lives were changed and our excitement renewed for our second baby’s arrival.
When I realized what a gift I had given my children by teaching them to sleep on their own, without the need for sleep props, I knew I had to share it with other families who were struggling with sleep problems of their own.
As a Certified Sleep Consultant, I have undergone a comprehensive training and mentoring programs in both infant & child as well as most recently adolescent and adult sleep consulting, giving me the very best tools available to help you find the sleep solutions you’re looking for.
After helping so many families find sleep solutions for their children, I saw how other ages could benefit from the same, which lead me to create The Sleep Cleanse program.
When my daughter was just over a year, I noticed she was giving me some cues that she wanted to start sleeping in her crib. We co-slept, and she breast-fed at night, for almost 13 months. She had never fallen asleep without a feed and she’d fall asleep in my bed, on me, and I would move her to the crib after. Just to bring her back in bed with me when she woke in the night. To be honest, I was happy with this situation. However, I noticed my daughter was growing, changing, dropping some hints.
I’d heard about a Sleep Consultant from a friend. She’d gone through a program when her son was 6 months old. After one informative phone call and some serious consideration, I decided to go with it. Ensuring that my daughter was getting healthy sleep, was going to allow me to tap into my creativity again, write more at night, etc. I was a single parent, so at first it felt impossible. The overwhelming emotion of feeling isolated, alone, and overtired kept it difficult to stay positive. But, with a bit of faith and dedication, within 4 nights into the program, my daughter was successfully sleeping through the night and so was I. I was very proud of both of us. This set the bar for many parenting decisions I would make moving forward, and it gave the two of us a bit more clarity and lots of routine.
But guess what happened? We moved. We moved into a basement apartment, of all places. So here we were a year and a half later of healthy sleep, and my daughter started waking up at 4am every single morning. I had no clue why. That’s when I met Jillian. Jillian was a Sleep Consultant in my town. Therefore, she was able to come over and meet with me in person. Jillian’s professional background also gave her much experience with older children. With a new sleep plan, catering to different circumstances and factors, we did it! Again! My daughter is now 4 years old, with a regular schedule and her bedtime routine is absolutely the best part of both our days!
I never sacrificed breastfeeding my child. She stopped at 3 years old and we sleep trained twice before then. Over the years, I have prioritized sleep for me and my child and now I am here to help you do the same. I am thrilled to be under the mentorship of Jillian and very excited to offer my guidance and support to you and your little one. A good nights sleep means a brighter tomorrow.