Hello! My name is Mary
and I would love to help you own your nights again
Hi There! I'm Mary, a certified pediatric sleep consultant and owner of Own the Night Sleep Solutions.
A little over a year before this picture was taken I was a brand new mom in over my head trying to navigate having a newborn and figuring out how to fulfill my new role of being a mother. I quickly realized the lack of sleep I was experiencing was affecting my relationship with my baby, my husband, my family, and my friends. It was also taking a toll on my mental, physical and spiritual health. I knew I needed to do something different but I did not know what to do. I found myself overwhelmed by all the different opinions and information on the black hole of Google and social media. I was sleep-deprived and experiencing severe postpartum anxiety when I finally decided to learn about infant sleep and teach my little guy, Brooks, at around four months old, the skills he needed to sleep independently.
After teaching Brooks the skills he needed to sleep independently, I decided I wanted to learn more about pediatric sleep to help other families work with their children to acquire the skills to sleep independently. After months of consideration and prayer, I decided to dive into becoming a certified pediatric sleep consultant.
I want to help you and your family get the rest you deserve. I also want to help educate you on pediatric sleep with research-based knowledge.
In addition to being a pediatric sleep consultant, I am also a certified occupational therapist. I have experience working with children who have sensory processing disorders in addition to autism spectrum disorders. I continue to further my knowledge with sensory processing disorders and autism spectrum disorders through continuing education courses. I know that having a child who is diagnosed with a sensory processing disorder and/or autism spectrum disorder can bring other challenges when it comes to sleep. With my combined background in occupational therapy and being a certified pediatric sleep consultant, I am able to use both skill sets to help you and your child get the best sleep possible.
National Board of Certification in Occupational Therapy, Certification #: 334738
North Carolina Board of Occupational Therapy License #11646
"My first baby was an amazing sleeper, so I thought things would be easy with my second. He slept fine as a newborn and would even give me 6 hour stretches, then he started waking up every 1-2 hrs. I was going CRAZY, I was exhausted and the lack of sleep was giving me anxiety. I knew I couldn’t improve things on my own and we needed help. Mary kept my expectations realistic but made me feel like this was normal and I wasn’t failing as a mom! She made herself more than available and I felt like I had someone giving me sound advice! I highly recommend her!!" -Kaitlin M.