Can you tell us a bit about the The Sugar Plum Sleep Co. story?
My decision to launch The Sugar Plum Sleep Co. is a personal one. After the birth of my first son, I assumed that my son would sleep when tired. After months of unsuccessful naps, constant fatigue and frequent feelings of self doubt as parents, my husband and I decided to seek the assistance of sleep training. The results were tremendous. My son learned how to sleep on his own, and I became a happier, more positive mother and wife, as a result. When my second son arrived, I didn’t wait to establish the same sleep strategies.
The impact that well rested children has on a family is wide reaching and powerful. I wanted to be a part of that somehow. When the opportunity to train and mentor under one of the world’s most respected child sleep authorities was presented to me earlier this year, I couldn’t say no.
What are some exciting new developments for The Sugar Plum Sleep Co.?
I am excited to be working with MommiesFirst to bring sleep advice for infants and children on-line and in real time. This will be an exciting opportunity to help families across North America.
What (or who) inspires you when it comes to juggling a busy company and career with motherhood?
I’m in constant contact with other entrepreneurs that try to balance those two demands. Learning about their experiences, their successes and even their failures is a source of inspiration and encouragement and helps me to set realistic goals for my business and my family.
I check my phone too often. It’s an occupational hazard. I’m always excited to see how my clients are doing and I look forward to their daily reports.
Favourite mom, dad or baby product?
Favourite mom product: jeans that stretch!
The 2 biggest pieces of wisdom you would share with moms:
#1: Don’t be afraid to let your children make mistakes. They learn so much from experience.
#2: Spontaneous fort building can erupt at any time. Just embrace the mess and don’t bother putting the cushions back on the couch until they are in bed.
When they are older, I want my kid(s) to most remember me as someone that wasn’t afraid to dance in public.
When parents find out what I do, they often say: “Where were you when my child was an infant?”
In my free time, I love to watch TLC programming. Don’t judge : )
I’m dreaming of a white Christmas. This will be the first year that we celebrate the holidays in our family home rather than travelling.
Thank you, Rebecca!
With love and care,
PS Here’s to a good night’s sleep thanks to Rebecca!