As a mother, Kay empathizes with the overwhelming amount of information that’s available in the vast realm of baby sleep. So many opinions, options, and philosophies to balance. The truth is when we’re tired, everything is harder. Kay remembers searching Google late at night, exhausted and desperate for any tidbits to help her baby sleep longer than 2 hours. She thought, “ I’m so tired, I just wish I could have someone tell me what to do and where to start.” After a positive experience with a sleep consultant, she became passionate about offering personalized sleep help to exhausted parents and became a Certified Infant and Child Sleep Consultant herself.
While working with clients on baby and toddler sleep, Kay saw a great need for more physical and emotional support for families in our community. Many parents barely had the emotional and physical reserves to carry out a sleep plan for their baby, let alone make a sandwich or fold a load of laundry. This led her to become a ProDoula Certified Postpartum & Infant Care Doula. If you’re tired, Kay is your girl! She understands the importance of meeting each family where they are in their parenting journey and the need for tailored support and guidance. As both an experienced mother and stepmother, Kay understands that each family is unique.
Kay received her bachelor’s in science from GVSU in 2005, and worked for over 10 years in the field of traumatic brain injury rehabilitation as a recreational therapist. This experience enabled her to work with people from different walks of life, cultures, and experiences. She is a skilled communicator and adept at looking at the big picture and setting up feasible goals to achieve results. She knows firsthand that a goal and a plan must work for someone’s unique circumstances, and she prides herself in having a nonjudgmental and empathic approach to all the families she works with.
In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, natural health and nutrition, and leading bible studies at her church.