Hi! My name is Rita and I’m a sleep addict, hence why I became a Certified Sleep Sense Consultant. I’m also a neonatal nurse of 13 years, mom to a wildly charismatic son, wife to a super supportive husband, lover of all baked goods (especially cookies, cupcakes and wedding cake- YUM), a former makeup junkie (cause ain’t nobody got time for that with little ones) and, I Hablo Español.
As far as I can remember, sleep has always been a huge part of my life. I was never that child that would wake up at the crack of dawn to watch cartoons on a Saturday morning. I would choose sleep rather than participate in a fun morning activity. Heck, even as a baby, my mom would always have to wake me to eat. In college, I would register for afternoon classes, so it was not a surprise that I became a night nurse.
Being a Neonatal ICU nurse has taught me many important values that have carried through into my role as a mother. The meaning of hard work, commitment, teamwork, sacrifice, and most of all, how to believe in miracles. It’s those moments I shared teaching families about their baby and teaching my own son how to sleep, that lead me into becoming a sleep consultant.
As a sleep consultant, I will provide you with the tools and support you need to feel confident when implementing your sleep plan. We will work as a team to foster healthy sleep habits in your child. Although the process can be difficult at times, I will help you see the brightness and success throughout your journey. You may think that teaching your child to sleep is close to impossible, but I can help you achieve this miracle!