Hi, my name is Marin Epp, Certified Pediatric Sleep Coach.
I have a bachelor's degree in Psychology from the University of Colorado. I previously worked as a Pediatric Counselor for twelve years before becoming certified as a Sleep Consultant. I currently reside in Castle Rock, Colorado with my husband, two dogs, and two children born in 2016 and 2018.
When my first child was born, I did not know what had hit me. An overtired child who screamed hours on end led me to feel helpless, depressed and inadequate. Well meaning friends and relatives told me it was "normal", it will get better, or even worse... "you signed up for this".
I did not feel normal. I felt anxious, angry all the time and incredibly tired. Even worse, I could tell that my son wasn't getting the sleep he needed to thrive and I wasn't able to give him the attention an energy that he so needed.
With a lot of coffee and some hard work, we all learned how to get some better sleep. I knew I wanted to be able to help other parents who may be feeling sleep deprived and frustrated like I had been. I became obsessed with sleep and decided to leave my job to become a Sleep Expert.
When we work together it will be a team approach. I may be the expert on sleep, but you are the expert on your child. We will work to create a plan that works for your child's personality and age as well as your parenting preferences.
I am a parent, just like you. I understand the love you have for your child and I want you to feel comfortable with the process that we establish.