Hi, I’m Kim Rogers.
I’m a single mom of a little boy and my passion is helping families get the sleep they need.
I have extensive training in sleep science, infant mental health, and maternal mental health. I am a champion of postpartum support, infant attachment and sleep needs.
I believe that secure attachment happens when parents have enough energy to be emotionally available and responsive to their children.
- Families feel healthy and well.
- Parents can show up for life, for their children, and for each other.
- Moms have energy to enjoy motherhood.
- Children enjoy their childhood.
- And when everyone, baby included, loves being alive.
When my child was a baby, he cried often and didn't nap. People told me this is normal, this is motherhood. No one sleeps.
He began waking every hour at night. After many weeks and months, I couldn’t take it anymore.
To say that we were both suffering is an understatement.
Do you know the feeling?
When your baby has finally gone down for a nap, and you want to sleep too. But there’s a laundry list of to-dos in your head. Then he wakes after 20 or 30 minutes anyway?
Or when you rock for an hour and finally put her in her crib, only to hear her wake a shortly after.
Have you been told that sleep deprivation is normal? And they will outgrow it if you wait?
- Are you so drained that you’re on the verge of tears every day?
- Are you afraid to take a shower because you just know your baby will wake?
- Can you even remember what well-rested feels like?
- Every night when you put him to bed, do you just pray this will be the night he starts sleeping through for good?
- Have you tried everything and nothing has worked?
- And you can't show up for your child the way you always wanted?
- And you're not even enjoying being a mom?
- Are you pretty sure your baby is miserable too?
That was actually me a few years ago. I remember it too well.
I’m a sleep consultant for exhausted families who want the best for their child.
Like many parents who look for sleep solutions, my situation was once dire. I was a new mom. My child (a preemie diagnosed with GERD) and I were sleep-deprived from the very beginning.
Weeks turned to months, and I was scared and isolated. I can say to this day that that being sleep deprived with a sleep-deprived, reflux baby was the hardest time of my life.
As hard as it is to admit this, I would not be around today if I hadn’t learned how to help us. It’s no wonder that sleep deprivation is used as a torture mechanism. Every day felt like death, and I was terrified of falling with my baby in my arms.
At night, I desperately needed him to sleep longer than one hour at a time, but I didn't want to "cry it out". I couldn't bear the thought of not going to him and comforting him.
I read everything. Every book, every e-book and every one-size-course. Nothing helped us, and most everything suggested leaving him alone. I was scared that he wouldn't know what to do if I left, that he would want me there, and that his stress levels would be too high.
Throughout all of my research, I learned that didn't have to leave his side. I learned that we could keep co-sleeping. I learned how to comfort him in a way that helped him go to sleep in a faster amount of time.
I learned how to watch for signs that he was working on going to sleep, and how to nudge him in that direction if he needed me.
It worked so well and so fast. He slept for 10 hours on the 2nd night and for 12 hours on the third night. He's several years older now, and he continues to sleep 12 hours every night.
Like the families I work with, my child cried less during those first few days of sleep training than before.
Having a completely individualized approach for sleep training was a game-changer for us. My child went from an irritable, exhausted baby who cried all day, to a happy child who laughed and ate well.
Every day, I knew when he'd be going to bed at night, and that he would sleep all night and wake up happy. I had my evenings to myself, to do the things I needed to do. I knew when my child would be napping, for how long, and I could finally shower and plan my day.
It was so life-changing for me, that I decided to devote my life to helping other families in the same way.
In my work with hundreds of families, I know that every child is unique and every sleep situation is different.
I know that the mother-baby dyad is sacred and that if one suffers, so does the other. We must nurture both, and neglect neither.
When I work with families, I customize a sleep and daytime plan to help them get the sleep they need in the fastest time with the least amount of stress. It's different for every child and family.
The families I work with know that sleep is a necessity and that without it, the whole family suffers.
And while they could cry it out, read a book, or take a course, they know that a customized plan with support is the only way to minimize stress, ensure healthy sleep and guarantee long term sleep success for their babies and toddlers.
If you've tried everything, and you're ready to do what works, with the least amount of stress for yourself and your child...
I'm here to show you how it can happen.
You can have your life back.
You can have your sanity back.
Welcome to your new normal.
Are you ready?
My Education & Training
Member, National Association of Professional Sleep Consultants.
Tuck Sleep Foundation top 200 Sleep Consultant in the U.S.
2016 Infant Mental Health Certificate Training, The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto.
PSI -- Postpartum International -- 2020 MOM Maternal Mental Health Certificate Training.
M.A., University of Southern Mississippi.
B.S., Biology and B.A., English (both) Wofford College.
Diploma, Therapeutic Massage, Carolina School of Massage and Wellness
200-hr YA Registered Yoga Teacher, Asheville Yoga Center.