Hey! It's me, Donna, AKA The Sleep Tank and I'm so excited that you are here. I'm sure you're tired, probably exhausted, and I want to help! As a Physicians Assistant and certified Infant and toddler sleep consultant one of my BIGGEST passions in life is helping families. I have worked in medicine for over a decade, caring for families at their worst and most vulnerable times. This career has allowed me to bring empathy into every aspect of my life, including my sleep consulting. I've been where you are (when coffee is LIFE), and I truly want to help your family enjoy bedtime and have a POSITIVE relationship with sleep.
I am a wife, friend, daughter, and mother of two wonderful children (Nolan 2 and Stella 1). My favorite title though, is mother. I distinctly remember starting to tell people when I was pregnant with my first child. Among the myriad of ridiculously outlandish and negative things people said to me, the one that kept popping up was "you'll never sleep again." I was terrified. My son was born and guess what? We slept! It wasn't easy, and it took trial and error, and more error, but we slept! I remember again getting pregnant with my daughter and the chorus of "well NOW you definitely won't sleep" started just as quickly from well-meaning, albeit pessimistic bystanders. She was born and guess what? We slept! It wasn't easy and it took more trial and more error (she's a sassy little thing) but we sleep and we continue to do so.
I want to help you get to where my family is now. I want your bedtimes to be filled with cuddles, laughter, and reading your toddler the same book over, and over, and over again (Diggersaurs, amirite??). I want there to be tickles and songs, not scolding and stress. I want you to say goodnight with a smile and NOT a tentative sigh of concern. I want you to give kisses instead of ultimatums. Most of all I want you to be able to freely enjoy an evening with your partner, or YOURSELF, without fear and without frequent visits from your child. It can happen and I want to help you get there.