Hello! My name is Beth Schmaling and I live in BC, Canada, with my husband and four children. I am an avid soccer player and now-minivan-driving soccer mom. During ski season our whole family enjoys the mountain together. I love to laugh with my friends and family.
I am a certified “Oh Crap! Potty Training” Consultant and a trained Infant Sleep Consultant. Potty & Sleep are both rewarding milestones for young ones (and for their parents)!
In my own experience with my four kids, and as any parent with multiple children understands, every child is different. Each child has their own unique little personality and temperament, gifts and talents.
We certainly saw those differences present themselves in sleep training (and then potty training as they got older). Some of my kids were easier to sleep train and were dozing off peacefully within a few days into training; some of my kids fought the process and took a bit more time to get there. Two of my kids were more straightforward to potty train (3 days!); the other two tested our patience and required more of our dedication to get to the finish line. When working with clients in either the sleep or potty department, I always keep in mind how different each child and family situation will be.
I have witnessed all of my babies and toddlers’ milestones up close and (sometimes-too)-personal. I’ve been peed on and pooped on. I’ve caught vomit in my hands, been terribly sleep-deprived, and I’ve rushed a toddler to the hospital for a pea he stuck up his nose (actually, twice – once was a blueberry…same kid). Whatever you’re experiencing, it’s likely that I’ve been in a similar situation!