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Announcing Sleep Coaching On Call!

After years of requests for sleep coaching services, I'm thrilled to roll out my new Sleep Coaching On Call service. I look forward to helping more readers find healthy sleep in 2014.

Sleep Coaching On Call!

Phone coaching designed for your busy life.

Ready to move beyond exhaustion toward a harmonious, thriving, rested family? Ready to give your child the gift of healthy sleep? Ready to view your child's sleep in an entirely new way?

Since 2007, I have helped thousands of families achieve healthier sleep. I'm an award-winning parenting and health writer and coach who contributes regularly to over 90 national and regional parenting magazines. My advice is frequently featured on television and in publications and news outlets including Women's Health magazine, Pregnancy & Newborn, YAHOO Shine, MSN Health, the TODAY Show, and TODAY Moms.

I'm available on a limited basis for personalized sleep coaching sessions designed around you and your child. My coaching embodies my philosophy of Compassionate Sleep Supportto enable parents to resolve sleep problems quickly and gently, gain new insight into their child's needs and temperament, and support healthy sleep long-term. 

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I offer two options for coaching:

30-minute Mini Coaching Session

Personalized phone coaching designed to get your child's sleep on track. To book a session, please use the button below and follow the instructions in your confirmation email to schedule your session. Sessions are generally scheduled within three days.


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For immediate help within 24 hours:

SOS (Save Our Sleep!) Emergency Coaching Session

Need help now? Personalized 30-minute phone consultations on call, for situations requiting swift coaching support. To book a session, please use the button below and follow the instructions in your confirmation email. I will contact you the same day to schedule, and your session will take place within 24 hours.


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What you'll get: During our session, I'll put my vast sleep knowledge to work for you. We'll tackle problem areas and come up with a workable plan that fits your family's needs, goals, and parenting style. You'll come away with the confidence to make positive changes, starting now.


Please note: I recommend that clients review at least one of my books before working with me, to make our session more productive. For babies and children ages 0-3, I recommend Ready, Set, Sleep: 50 Ways to Help Your Child Sleep, So You Can Sleep Too. For toddlers and older children, I recommend Sleep Tight, Every Night: Helping Toddlers and Preschoolers Sleep Well Without Tears, Tricks or Tirades.


What real parents say:

I wanted to thank you for all of your help. You've given me a priceless gift of knowledge that has changed the way I look at my boys' sleep patterns. I have learned to identify when my boys are actually tired and make the shifts needed to have the day flow more smoothly. I've noticed a difference in their moods. Life is different now! Thank you.

Kristine S., mom of two

Following your advice gave us progress and hope. Suddenly I could hear my intuition again! I'm back in tune with my daughter, picking up on her needs and gently encouraging her. It was so important to me that her transition from co-sleeping to crib sleeping be gentle, and you helped us find the individual solution we needed!

Kira M., mom of one

Malia’s sleep support was a great common-sense approach that didn’t overwhelm an already overwhelmed new and worried mom. She helped me make sense of all of the confusion and helped me get my little sleepless boy back on track.

Colleen Y., mom of one

I’m an award-winning parenting and health journalist, sleep coach, and mom to three wonderful children. My articles about sleep, health, and parenting appear regularly in over 90 national and regional magazines and on television, and I've been featured by YAHOO Shine, MSN Health, the TODAY Show, and TODAY Moms. Can I help you? Subscribe to The Well Rested Family to have sleep news, tips, and tactics delivered to your inbox or feed reader by clicking here.

Need more sleep? My e-book Ready, Set, Sleep: 50 Ways to Help Your Child Sleep So You Can Sleep Too is chock-full of mom-tested solutions to help babies and toddlers start sleeping well, tonight!

My newest e-book Sleep Tight, Every Night: Helping Toddlers & Preschoolers Sleep Well Without Tears, Tricks, or Tirades is available now!