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About Me

Born and raised in Northern Virginia, I'm a mom to my exuberant son Cassius (Cash) who is now a year old, and wife to my loving husband Jamal. Nala is our 11 year old pitbull who is the sweetest pup in the world. I'm hard-loving, dedicated, passionate, and loyal. In my free time I love to travel and work out. I have worked as a Government contractor in the cyber security field but my true passion is helping other mamas in their parenting journeys. 

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My Story

I found my true passion of helping other mamas and their families through my own experiences as a first time mom. At the height of the pandemic, our family was blessed with the arrival of our little one, my little mister Cassius. Cash was never a great sleeper as a newborn, I was always functioning on just a few hours of sleep (or no sleep!) and I just thought this was a normal thing that new moms go through. I had no idea that sleep is a learned skill, and I couldn’t figure out why my baby never slept well and what we were doing wrong. Days and nights suffering from sleep deprivation gradually took a toll, mentally and physically. 

 

Fast forward 4 months, my son was still waking multiple times a night, and never took a nap for more than 30 minutes! Around this time, unsurprisingly I was diagnosed with postpartum depression and I was at my rope's end. I did not want to sleep train because I thought it just meant leaving Cash to "cry it out" and my mama heart couldn’t take that. I just carried on and did my best. The 4-month sleep regression had us waking up every HOUR! I couldn’t take it anymore and said something's gotta give… I can't be the best mom I know I can be if I'm not getting the rest I need. When Cash was 5 months old I decided to look into other sleep training approaches and to my surprise there were gentler methods that didn't involve leaving my son to cry himself to sleep. I took the advice of other sleep experts, and invested in a program with hopes that my family will finally get to sleep again. The first couple nights were tough, but we remained consistent on our sleep plan. By Night 3, Cash had finally slept through the night! I remember waking up in the middle of the night in a mini panic because I woke MYSELF up, instead of waking up to Cash's cries on the monitor like I was used to. I immediately grabbed the monitor to see that Cash was in a deep, blissful sleep. After a sigh of relief, I went back to bed with a huge smile on my face. I woke up in the morning feeling rested, thankful, and relieved. It worked. I was so happy I cried. It was then that I knew that I was destined to help other mamas like me. To uplift, encourage, and educate. Sleep is vital, not just for our babies, but for ourselves. Let me help you get the rest you deserve, so that you and your little one can thrive!

 

Xoxo,

Rachel

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Get in Touch

If you have any questions about your sleep journey, please don't hesitate to reach out!

703-835-1754