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Becoming a mother means stepping into the uncharted territories of your heart.

 

Your heart says, “Yes!” And your imperfect self must follow.

 

Every situation highlights your flaws, and a choice: to grow up or give up.

 

For your child’s sake, you choose growth.

Sweeter sleep

crying baby pictureCrying it out obsesses you.

You can't get it off your mind... you keep hearing about this magic book or that miraculous system that promises to get your baby to sleep through the night. All you need to do is suck it up. You keep hearing about all these babies who magically sleep.

You don't believe your baby should cry and can't find anyone who gets what you are going through.

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Be an amazing mother

joyIf you want to be an amazing mother: happy and fulfilled; living a fun life with your kids; in a partnership where you are valued and rewarded; living a life that moves from one amazing moment to another, in a family that filled with love, happiness and play...

Then you're in the right place...And I am here to help you create that. 

I guide new parents in this love rollercoaster called parenting.

You love your baby and kids - impossible not to. And, you are frustrated, mystified and tired (aka exhausted), much of the time.

I help you be mindful of and respond your baby's or child's cues and be more knowledgeable, patient, and compassionate. I help you with breastfeeding, or not breastfeeding. I help you meet your baby's and your needs, and connect better with your partner, baby, parents and friends.

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High need, difficult, and spirited children

P221 ZP10099 SQYou wouldn't wish your child on your worst enemy, or maybe you would.

He is the "centerpiece" at family functions and usually not in a good way.

Nobody gets enough sleep. Transitions are a battle of wills. Your child argues and/or melts down regularly. She just pushes your buttons. You are constantly putting out fires. Mealtimes are a minefield. Your child probably has strong likes and dislikes, about food, clothing and situations. 

Being a mother is the hardest thing you have ever done.

If your sweet child is now an adolescent, you may have found yourself captain of a mutinous crew, wallowing in a sea of doubt. Or, you may have a teen making some bad choices leaving you with hard choices or "Tough Love." 

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Mothering the mother

Your hopes and dreams of being an ideal mother have disintegrated into weeks or years of living hell.

Your patience is gone. You are exhausted and frustrated. You wonder if you are even cut out for this. This is NOT what you signed up for. You feel trapped and angry. You are probably not sleeping well. You are doubting that things will ever change.  You want the best for your child, but it seems impossible.

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