Jennifer is one of the most patient and helpful women I have had the pleasure of knowing. She is a wonderful listener and never pushes parents to do something they’re not comfortable with. Most importantly, she gives amazing guidance and support. Both of my boys have benefited from her sleep advice! - Hannah C.
Jennifer was there for me when I most needed her. Her warmth, support and expertise helped me get through even the most challenging of days when I was a sleep deprived new mother. I recommend her to all of my friends!" - Meghan S.
Jen Howard, CLC, CHBE
I dreamt of having babies for as long as I can remember and now I am very lucky to be called "Mommy" by two of the most amazing - and active - little kiddos. But their beginnings were certainly not what I imagined for all of those years. My daughter's birth was traumatic, both physically and emotionally, and I still hadn't fully recovered when my son was born 2 years later. Although his birth was much calmer and was healing in its own way, he was born premature and spent some time in the NICU as a result. It was after his birth that I also experienced the all too common, yet unspoken pain of Postpartum Depression.
Both of my babies were also very tough cookies when it came to sleep. They both had reflux and wanted to feed around the clock. My oldest struggled with long periods of insomnia from the very beginning (and still does!) and my youngest had severe congestion from allergies and didn't sleep through the night until after his second birthday!
Adapting to these major life changes and sleep deprivation were more than I could handle alone, but it was hard for me to find any help. I found myself wishing someone would just come to my home - or call me - for that much needed support. All of these experiences are what made me so passionate about helping other moms going through the same transition. I wanted to be able to provide convenient and compassionate support, just like I had needed. Thus, MOMMY-SOS was born!
Over the years, I've consulted with thousands of women and have had the honor of helping so many mamas achieve a sense of balance, gain back their identity, feel less isolated and improve their sleep. I've also received certifications and advanced training in maternal mental health, infant care and sleep coaching.
I know it's hard to reach out for help and I know that there are many who could meet your needs. But, I truly believe my personal experiences, passion for helping tired moms thrive, and varied and extensive professional training, is what sets myself and MOMMY-SOS apart - and is what can make that big difference in YOUR life.
Take care mama!