Sleep, Lactation and Parenting Support
Hi! Welcome to Raising Littles. My name is Marni and I'm a mom to three active and totally different boys - ages 11, 6, and 1. For over 20 years, I've worked with families in the home and community as a preschool teacher, social worker, developmental specialist and advice-giver to friends and family.
Parenting is a wild ride with lots of bumps and swerves and it is never boring! Sometimes we feel like we have it all under control and other times we feel totally overwhelmed. With parenting there isn't a one size fits all - every family is different.
My goal is to help parents transition and grow into this new role with support and compassion by helping them to find what works best for them and their family. Over the years, I have helped many parents learn how to establish routines and support their children's sleep, feeding and development. I want to help your family, too.
I am a Social Worker and certified as both a Lactation Counselor and a Gentle Sleep Coach (see more in Sleep). The majority of my experience comes from years of working with families in their homes as a nanny, adoption social worker, developmental specialist and parent coach.
I have a Bachelor's in Family Studies from The University of Massachusetts, a Master's in Non-Profit Managament and Social Policy from Brandeis Universtity, and a Master's in Social Work from Columbia University. Having lived and worked with families in LA, NYC, and New England for the past 20 years, my family recently moved to Overland Park, Kansas where I live with my husband and 3 sons. To learn more about my approach, philosophy and practice click here. I look forward to working with your family!
You're exhausted and you need help getting your little ones to sleep well, sleep longer, or just sleep at all! Support for all ages, 0 - 6 years old, is here. Let me help you get your family sleeping better.
Whether you are new to this parenting thing or an experienced "sumo" diaper changer, I can help you prepare for your child's arrival with the latest information on social, emotional and physical development as well as how to set the stage for healthy sleep habits from infancy.
Individual support for expectant and new parents to learn and understand the basics of breastfeeding as well as learning strategies to establish a smooth start to the breastfeeding relationship with your little one.
Looking for more than one service? Check out the bundles to get the right support for you and your family. These also make great expectant and new parent gifts!
Understanding your child's growth and development is key to helping them not only sleep better, but also to foster their social, emotional and physical development. Development is an integral part of all of the support I provide.
Looking for a dynamic speaker for your mom's night out, parent's night in or an in-service for your event or organization? I can work with you to craft the perfect presentation to meet your group's needs, all while having fun and learning a lot.