About Patience


To parent better we have to think differently.

There isn't one right way to parent.

Your family is made up of unique individuals. What you need to have a healthy, happy family is going to be very different from what anyone else needs.

My services and classes are not based on an ideology. Ideologies create judgement and guilt around doing things right or wrong.

I'm about doing what works.

I want you to have a strong, positive and influential relationship with your child.

I bring you strategies to support what is best for everyone in your family.

While you may need guidance on specifics, you have an intuitive knowing about what is best for your child, but our culture undermines you. My goal is to help you connect to and trust your instincts.

Bringing it Together

My knowledge of biology allows me to take into account how a child physically and mentally grows and develops.

My knowledge of anthropology brings in the perspective of culture and the influences it has on the way we parent.

My research ensures that the information I give you is evidence-based and the advice I give you has been tested.

My experience as a parent, along with my years of working with families, provides a personal understanding of the struggles of parenting.

This comprehensive approach creates support that is scientific and empathetic.

You get the real facts applied in a way that works and makes sense in your real life.

Is Patience your real name?

Yes, Patience is my real name.

My given name is Patience Elizabeth.

I know it seems too perfect—a parenting coach and infant sleep expert named Patience.

Apparently, it was meant to be!

Working with families and uplifting the world of the child is the only work I have ever wanted to do.

I'm a Mother

As a mother of four, I support families using both a personal and professional perspective. I've had my own experiences with postpartum depression, loss of community, and balancing a career with raising a family.

These experiences, and my passion for helping others understand children, are what drive my work.

P.S. I'm not a perfect parent. But I do have pretty amazing kids.

Random Tidbits

As a toddler, I walked around nursing my baby dolls.

In high school, my final term paper discussed how parents can teach children to make good choices.

I'm the fifth child of eight biological siblings. I'm also lucky enough to have added a couple of stepsisters to the group, making ten of us.

At six years old, I taught myself how to do laundry. I was tired of waiting.

Education & Experience

Master of Arts in Educational Psychology, 2004 Emphasis: Early Childhood

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Cum Laude, 2002 Emphasis:  Childhood Development & Learning

Certified Birth & Postpartum Doula 

8 years of Preschool Teaching

10 years as a Birth and Postpartum Doula

20 years as a Parenting Consultant and Educator



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