Me + My Philosophy
As a first time mom, I struggled. Without nearby family and friends who had “been there”, days with my newborn son were filled with a crazy mix of overwhelming joy for my beautiful baby and persistent frustration with our post-birth and breastfeeding challenges. A visit with an IBCLC steered us in the right direction for solving some of the issues, a babywearing demonstration at a local business gave us additional tools, and soon I worked up my courage to attend a breastfeeding support meeting, where we were welcomed with compassion and directed to a variety of excellent resources. Then – whether by sheer luck or divine providence – a friend I had only known online throughout our pregnancies invited me to join her for coffee at a local shop, and it was the beginning of my circle; we met weekly for the next year, I attended monthly support meetings, and I looked for more opportunities to connect with other supportive friends and families. This community became integral in both my breastfeeding and parenting journeys, and I built on it: I made a shift to helping families in a peer-to-peer role, and then pursued the education to become a credentialed professional.
My conveniently-located office – is a gathering spot for families parents from all over the Phoenix metro area – including Scottsdale, Cave Creek, Fountain Hills, Tempe, Chandler, Queen Creek, Mesa, Glendale, Peoria, Surprise, and Buckeye – and is easily accessible from major freeways. This comfortable space is designed with you in mind, where we can evaluate and address feeding concerns and provide family-centered care.
As an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC), TummyTime!™ Method Professional, Holistic Sleep Coach, Trained Babywearing Consultant, and member of your healthcare team, my mission is to provide the most up-to-date clinical care, and to equip parents with the tools for the foundations of life with their baby.
I am committed to supporting each family’s unique circumstances along to meet their goals – whatever those may be – and holding space for their individual journey.
I value you, and I value your story.