I provide expert, non-judgemental care and education for families. I offer warmth, knowledge and flexibility in my assistance with breast and bottle feeding, soothing, bathing, diapering, sleep, breast pumps, post-partum depression, as well as referrals to specialists and support groups.
Daytime: $50/hour (4 hours minimum)
Overnight: $400/night (10 hours)
“Sharlene has an amazing, calm demeanor and a beautiful spirit. Her guidance was clearly informed not just by her training, but by her experiences with other mothers and her own life … she made the learning process feel very natural. I was guided through the basics and every hour we spent together I felt more and more confident … this carried over into the weeks and months after she stopped coming. I believe she is a big reason why my transition to motherhood has been such a joyous one.”
“Sharlene has been wonderful and supportive of everyone in the family, especially Gabrielle and me. She primarily cares for Gabrielle at night, but has also been so supportive of me, giving advice, answering questions to nerve-wracking issues that a first-time mom has, and just being an ear or a shoulder. She helped with the early frustration of breast feeding and now we are doing great! Being a health counselor I also value some of her more holistic advice.
”Sharlene is not judgmental at all, she knows that parents need to choose their own approach, but has been happy to provide different ideas and advice which helped me formulate how I want to care for and raise my daughter. Sharlene is also a very nice, intelligent and cool person — very fun and easy to talk with. Oh and most importantly, Gabrielle adores her and she's so great with her. “I wholeheartedly recommend Sharlene!”
“As first time parents, it was an enormous relief to have Sharlene with us every night during the first week our daughter was home. Sharlene's calm presence was comforting to our daughter and reassuring to us. Moreover, Sharlene is a warm, intelligent person and a thoughtful parent. It was such a pleasure to have her in our home that week that when our second daughter was born two years later, we made sure that Sharlene was available to help us again. I recommend her without hesitation.”
“When my first son was born, I suffered from severe postpartum depression. When I found out I was pregnant again with my second son just over two years later, I was determined to do everything in my power to reduce the chances that I would go through PPD again. One of the smartest decisions I made in preparing for the birth of my second son was to hire Sharlene.”