A Virtual Village

2019 It takes a village, it really does! 

2021 it takes an online village, it virtually does!!

Adulting is hard, parenting is hard, and parenting during a pandemic is not for the faint of heart. Parenting during a pandemic while sleep deprived with a cranky child in your arms, siblings arguing, and a spouse just as fried as you? Well, that’s just a whole other story or basically a lot of family’s stories these days. 

It is of no surprise that life/wellness/health/sleep coaching and therapy rates have rapidly increased during 2020. The people that we love the most also drive us completely crazy and exhaust us on a mental and physical level especially when we are stuck at home ALL DAY WEEK MONTH YEAR long. It was not supposed to be this way. We had such big plans for 2020 and yet here we are sliding into 2021, and we just have to roll with the punches. Can we all just agree that we didn’t have a birthday in 2020? Let’s just stay the same age for another year.  

Every aspect of our lives has changed. Every service/company/organization has had to get creative in how to bring their services to you.  

My amazing doula sisters at Bay Area Night Doulas have supplemented their services by adding virtual packages to their a la carte menu.  

We  understand how incredibly lonely the postpartum period can be for parents. It is overwhelming, exhausting, and exhilarating. Many clients do not have family close by, hence the need for postpartum services. During a pandemic, the need has increased. The priority for a Doula is first and foremost helping the parents and child bond with their new little one. We do this through supporting, educating, and caring for them so that they have the knowledge, ability, and energy to learn and love on the new little person in their lives.  

As a Gentle Sleep Coach, my priority is also to support my clients during a time of uncertainty and foggy haze. When we are sleep deprived, we simply cannot think clearly and objectively. That’s where I come in: to help you see, hear and question what you could be missing. We can find solutions to our problems with some investigating, reporting, and communication. I can help you get to a better place, whatever that may be.  

Whether you have an infant that feeds all night and sleeps all day, a toddler that survives on little to no sleep, a preschooler with constant behavior issues from a lack of sleep, an older child that still will not stay in their bed, or you just want to get on the right path from the beginning, I can help. I will support you.  

Feel free to reach out to me when you are ready for a complimentary assessment.

In the meantime, please come join my Facebook group.

Let’s create our own virtual community (a virtual village) where we can all help and support each other. We are all learning, we are all doing the best we can, nobody’s parenting is perfect.  

I hope that you find our new group beneficial, lighthearted, fun, and a safe place to hang out which is really all that we need right now.  


If you or someone you know is looking for a live video 45-minute consultation with a Certified Doula and Lactation Educator on a focused topic such as:

Breastfeeding (early days) breastfeeding (supply/pumping/management) 

Adjusting to your new family role

Fourth trimester

Healthy newborn sleep

Gas/colic

Birth story discussion

Early childhood learning

Bathtime/tummy time and routines.

Please click here!

Published by Joan Sleepytime

I am a certified Gentle Sleep Coach.

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