When I was 12 years old, I attended a Red Cross babysitting course, and started babysitting younger children in my neighborhood. I was always happy to give up my Friday and Saturday evenings to babysit. I went away to college, but always made sure to have some babysitting gigs lined up for when I was home for break. Upon graduation, I made the natural progression from a babysitter to after-school nanny, then full-time nanny. I have experience caring for children ranging in age from newborn to 14 years old, but it became clear to me that I was the happiest when I was with newborns.
I completed a newborn care training course in the spring of 2014, which jumpstarted my career as a Newborn Care Specialist. I genuinely love caring for newborns while providing support, guidance and education to new and experienced parents. I don't like to call it "work" because I enjoy it so much. I am always eager to continue educating myself, and making sure I have the most recent, evidence-based information for my clients is important to me. In the fall of 2015, I became a Certified Lactation Counselor so I can better assist breastfeeding moms. I hope to keep educating myself so that I am the most qualified newborn care specialist that I can be.
I am hired by families at such an exciting, yet sometimes overwhelming, and definitely exhausting, transition period in their lives. I feel so honored to have the opportunity to become close with families during these times. I am so lucky to have found a career that I am extremely passionate about, and am excited to help more families!