Hi! I’m Mary Cantwell, and I am glad you are here! I was once in your shoes – exhausted and sleep deprived. With my first baby Weston, I was a new mom who felt helpless, drained, and struggled to consolidate his sleep. This is what led me down the path of becoming a certified sleep consultant.
When I was pregnant with him, I thought that because I came from a large family and attended every birthing class ever offered, I could handle this parenting thing. I was wrong.
The first few months were pretty consistent in regards to sleep. He was up every 2 to 3 hours, and I got a glorious 4- to 5- hour stretch towards the end of the third month. Then he threw me for a loop. Suddenly, out of the blue, he started waking up more times in the middle of the night for a few days, and then sleep seemed to be all over the place! After months of my husband Matt and my trying different strategies to get him back on track and getting the same result, we both hit a wall. We were exhausted – this could not keep going on. It was affecting our son, our marriage, our health, our work; it was torture!
I remember how helpless I felt during that time. I researched, read and studied until I became a certified expert on sleep. I discovered my passion for sleep and I knew I had to serve other struggling families. I had the opportunity to train with world-renowned sleep consultant Deborah Pedrick. I received my child sleep certification from the Family Sleep Institute after completing 250+ hours of course work (3 times more than any other program).
My husband Matt and I have two kids, Weston and Harper, and I’m proud to say, are great sleepers.
Now I have the privilege to assist families around the country and locally in the Dallas/Fort Worth area to support them on their sleep journey. I look forward to working with your family!