-Experiencing night time wakeups with your baby?
-Feeling anxious about your child's sleep?
-Tired of your baby taking short naps all day?
-Getting surprise visits from your toddler in the middle of the night?
-Having to stay in your child's room while they fall asleep?
-Experiencing early morning wake ups?
If you answered YES to any of these, then you are in the right place!
Hi! I'm Grace of Sleeping Gracefully. I'm originally from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and currently reside in Raleigh, NC.
I was never one of those "I'm able to function well on five hours of sleep gals," and instead always needed my full eight! Then my daughter, Rena, arrived - a blessing for sure, but also a bombshell to my way of life. The feeding, the rocking, the catnapping all added up to a serious sleep deficit of maybe 1-2 hours a day (sound familiar?!) . No one can function like that, and the lack of sleep definitely led to gaining weight and losing patience. The worst, though, was that I wasn't able to appreciate all of those sweet baby moments because I was SO TIRED.
I finally decided that I needed to start sleeping again in order to get my life back, and thus began my love and passion for all things baby/toddler sleep. I read every sleep book on the planet, and all on my own helped my daughter become the world's best sleeper. I loved talking about sleep and helping those around me with their sleep issues, so I decided to become a Certified Sleep Consultant through the Family Sleep Institute - the most comprehensive, research-based school of sleep. When I work with families to get their child sleeping well, it is truly life changing for the child and the family. That is why I love what I do!
Outside of my love for baby/toddler sleep, I enjoy plenty more of life's simple pleasures: cooking, baking, exercising, yoga, and eating cheese and trying new beers (hello I'm from WI!). With everyone in the house sleeping well, I also love exploring new shops and restaurants, traveling, and spending quality time with my husband, daughters, and puggle, Barkley.