-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.
I highly recommend Grace! Our 6-month-old woke up several times a night and rarely napped. My husband and I read all the books and blogs and nothing really worked. Our baby was chronically overtired, and so were we. Grace worked with us to learn about our sleep issues and goals. She created a tailored plan that worked for our baby. We spent two weeks executing the new sleep plan. Grace checked in daily, making tweaks to the schedule as needed. Our baby slept through the night for the first time ever, and he takes regular naps. We're so happy with our experience and the outcomes.
Taylor K. Mom of 6 month old
With one simple solution Grace was able to help totally transform my 9mo sleeping. We went from waking every 2hrs to sleeping 12hrs straight. After that we were able to get her napping independently for 1-1.5hr stretches rather than only cat napping while baby wearing. The changes Grace had us make helped our daughter be so much happier and more comfortable. Thank you Grace!
Katie R, Mom of 9 month old
We were thrilled with Grace and the amazing results we got from working with her. In just two weeks she was able to help us train our two boys to sleep through the night. We never thought our three year old could fall asleep on his own and stay in his own bed but Grace came up with a plan and was extremely supportive in helping us implement it with our son. She is extremely knowledgeable and thoughtful and treated both of our boy’s sleeps situations very differently depending on their needs. She listened to all of our concerns and really worked hard to develop a relationship with our family. Our lives have been completely changed for the better now that everyone in our house is sleeping! And the best part is, Grace gave us the confidence and tools we need to KEEP our kids successfully sleeping as they grow!
Amanda T. Mom of 4 year old and 1 year old
I would highly recommend Grace with Sleeping Gracefully to any parent looking to sleep train their child. After a phone consultation where Grace listened to the concerns I had about my child's sleep patterns, Grace asked a variety of questions relating to my daughter's current sleep routine and habits, and she put together a sleep plan tailored for my daughter. Once the sleep training started, Grace was in touch with me every day via email checking in to see how things were going, and providing valuable advice when needed. Our first night of the sleep training was on a Tuesday night, and on that Friday night my daughter slept through the night for the first time ever! Up until this point, she was getting up at least twice in the middle of the night. Grace provided the knowledge and the tools that I needed to get my daughter to be an amazing sleeper! I am so amazed at how quickly my daughter caught on. Grace really made the whole process stress-free. I truly could not have done this without Grace's knowledge and support. Reach out to Grace if you need assistance or guidance with getting your child to be an amazing sleeper. You will be so happy (and well rested) and only wish you had done it sooner!