When I finally took the plunge and got certified to work as a sleep consultant, it was like a huge weight had been lifted from my shoulders. I had expected to feel anxious about the choice I had just made but instead, I felt the exact opposite. I felt for the first time that I had taken control and was committing to do something to better myself and my family. By investing in myself, I was choosing to believe in myself and I immediately had a wave of confidence come over me. I poured myself into the materials and committed to learning the information inside and out. Upon my completion of the course, I was ready and empowered to get to work.

The beautiful part about it all is that I never had to make a single sacrifice to build my business. I have not missed a single school production. I have not had to call out of work when my youngest was sick with a virus. I have not had to scramble to find childcare for the weeks between school and camp. I’m able to run my business and continue to be there for my children at the same time.

Not only am I proud of the business I’ve built, but I see that my children are proud of me too. My son loves to help me share success stories on Instagram and do Q&As with “our” audience. My daughter is just content to smile and look cute for pictures! This has become a family affair and I feel so lucky to raise my two children side by side with my business, aka my third baby!

Now several years later my business has grown in a way that I never could have imagined. In addition to supporting families one on one through the sleep training process, I also get to train, mentor, and certify others to do this incredible work. Watching my students launch their businesses, land their first clients, and have their first success stories is all so incredibly rewarding. I love that I get to lift other women up and witness them grow and expand their reach. It may be even more rewarding than helping children sleep through the night!

If you’d like to learn more about becoming a certified sleep consultant through the Center for Pediatric Sleep Management, click here.