We are passionate about helping families achieve the rest they need to be happy and healthy.

Meet the Dream Team

Arielle Greenleaf

Founder & Certified Sleep Pediatric Consultant

My story starts much like many new mom’s would — I was tired! Really tired. And I desperately needed sleep. As a child, I didn’t sleep through the night until I was four years old. And even after that, I struggled with sleep. I knew I needed to address my daughter’s sleep issues for her sake and for mine. I felt confused, defeated, scared, and exhausted.


Desperate for help, I reached out to a friend who pointed me in the direction of a sleep consultant. I needed someone to give me a clear path and a supportive hand along the way. This journey for me was life-changing. Both my daughter and I were sleeping better and enjoying each other’s company in between sleeps within a few days. The clouds parted and I felt more like myself than I had in more than a year.


I do not believe there is a “one size fits all” approach to helping your baby or child get the rest he or she needs. Each individual situation has its own set of considerations. Some families prefer a gentler method, while others prefer a firmer method — I'm here to support you with whichever method you prefer. It would be an honor to help your family get the rest you need to be happy and healthy. You can expect to sleep again!

 

 

EDUCATION & AFFILIATIONS

  • Bachelor of Science, Boston University

  • Sleep, Baby, Sleep - Certified Pediatric Sleep Consultant

  • Spencer Institute - Sleep Science Coach

  • Creating Positive Fundamentals During the First 12 Weeks, APSC

  • Babies in Mind: Why The Parent's Mind Matters, University of Warwick (UK)

  • Reducing the Risk of SIDS in Early Education & Child Care, American Academy of Pediatrics

  • Early Brain and Child Development: Sleep Problems: American Academy of Pediatrics

  • An Integrative Approach for Adult, Pregnancy and Child Sleep, APSC

  • Association of Professional Sleep Consultants, Marketing Director

  • NAMMA Families Provider

  • Resident Sleep Expert at Central Mass Mom

  • Certificate of Completion - Maternal Mental Health Certificate Training, Postpartum Support International/2020 Moms

Whitney Anuwe

Certified Sleep Pediatric Consultant

Hi there! I’m Whitney Anuwe. I live in Texas with my loving husband, and we have a sweet and spunky 2-year-old daughter. I have a background in Social Work and have always desired to work with children and families. 

 

Sleep has always been important to me, even as an adult. I value it. I can’t operate without it. With my daughter, it took around 7 months to finally be fed up with living utterly sleep deprived, unhappy about many facets of my life, and not even being able to fully enjoy being a mama to my precious baby girl. Desperation set in, and I searched the internet like nobody’s business to find help and to find answers to our problems. I ended up finding a self-help book written by a sleep consultant, which fortunately for me, did the trick and guided me to help my daughter get the consistent, long, overdue sleep that she needed. From there, I learned more about sleep consulting and became intrigued by the profession. One year later, I took the plunge and committed to Arielle’s Dream School Sleep Consultant Training. 

Combining my passion to work with children and families from my social work education, with my love and passion for sleep, I can’t say there’s any better career for me than Pediatric Sleep Consulting. I want to help families who are struggling and striving for more rest in their household and dreaming of the day that everyone could sleep. In working with me, your child will be treated as a unique individual and looked at from a holistic approach because, in my opinion, that is the best way to achieve your family’s goals. I’m honored to be an ETSA sleep consultant, and I would be delighted to assist your family in getting the sweet sleep that everyone deserves.

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Social Work, The University of Texas at Austin

Expect to Sleep Again Dream School Consultant Training

 

Shellee Bauknecht

Certified Sleep Pediatric Consultant

I am a mom of three energetic little ones who were not getting the sleep they needed (especially me!) until we discovered the world of sleep consulting. I was a full-time working mom trying to balance it all, doing what I knew to help my kids fall asleep at a decent time, nursing my infant all night long while I worked on my laptop, and returning my toddlers to bed throughout the night before the alarm went off. I could not be the person I wanted to be or the mom my family needed with only a few hours of broken sleep every night. While I searched for help from our pediatrician, other moms, Google, and social media, it wasn’t until I worked with a pediatric sleep consultant that we were able to make holistic changes that worked for our family.

We are all getting better rest and I am no longer functioning in a fog. Even with kids of varying temperaments who are constantly going through different stages of development, we have continued to successfully navigate sleep challenges to keep our family on track. I learned that my kids were capable of good sleep, I just needed to give them the opportunity and guide them.

Sleep can improve and we don’t have to accept that we will be sleep-deprived parents. My mission is to encourage, educate, and empower parents to overcome their child’s sleep challenges so that we can all get more sleep, be our best selves, and enjoy one of the greatest seasons in life.
 

EDUCATION

Expect to Sleep Again Dream School Consultant Training

 

Jamie Currey

Certified Sleep Pediatric Consultant

My passion for helping families and becoming a sleep consultant grew out of love for my own sanity and sleep.  When my daughter was four months old I was like many first time parents, exhausted.  I knew I wanted my daughter to have healthy sleep habits, to be able to fall asleep on her own, and I had heard of sleep training, I just didn’t know where to begin or how to set us up for success.  Luckily, I found Arielle and began learning exactly how sleep impacts a baby’s life and how getting her on a schedule would not only provide healthy sleep for her but consistency and a routine I craved as well.  Arielle educated me on the different methods I could use to teach my baby to sleep on her own as well as coached me on how to set up a reliable nap schedule to keep my whole family sane throughout the day.  We saw results fast.  Within a week we were all better rested and happy.  It wasn’t a miracle, but it felt like it!

 

Now, I have a 4-year-old daughter and an almost 2-year-old son who love to sleep.  When I get comments on how easy going they seem to be, I know it’s because they get the restorative sleep they need and are well-rested.  I can’t thank Arielle enough for the help she has given our family. 

 

When Arielle opened the Dream School, I knew it was time to turn my love for sleep and routine into a way to help other families experience the same day and night difference that I did, by establishing healthy sleep habits.  I couldn’t be more excited to be apart of the Expect to Sleep Again team and look forward to supporting other families on their journey!

EDUCATION

Expect to Sleep Again Dream School Consultant Training

 

Samantha Foster

Certified Pediatric Sleep Consultant

My name is Samantha Foster and I serve families—drained dad’s, exhausted mamas, and overtired babies—by delivering an education in infant and toddler sleep. I’ve found that most new parents read all the books, blogs, and websites on pregnancy, infancy, and toddlerhood but still struggle to understand how to actually implement and maintain a healthy sleep foundation that will serve their children for life. 


I was one of those new moms. Although everyone told me to ‘get as much sleep as possible’ before my daughter Mckenzie was born, I just didn’t understand how exhausted you can get!! (Or what method to use? And what if she’s hungry? Or she must be teething? Cue the second, or fourth cup of coffee…  sound familiar?) After months and months of exhaustion and frustration, I turned to Arielle at Expect to Sleep Again and I was amazed at just how life-changing a routine can be. Our family went from just barely getting by to thriving. I never understood how important sleep was for our little one—and not to mention mom and dad too!


I am passionate about helping other parents and their little ones get the sleep they both need so very much. Reaching out for help can be the hardest part but I love walking through this journey with each family.

 

I recently completed my certification in pediatric sleep with the Cradle Coach Academy and am thrilled to join the Expect to Sleep Again Sleep Consulting Dream Team!
 

Edith Garcia

Certified Pediatric Sleep Consultant

My name is Edith Garcia. I'm a wife and mother to our four-year-old miracle. I was told that I'd struggle to have a family and after many treatments and pain, we heard that amazing heartbeat! I have been in the Early Education field for over 17 years. I have my degrees in Child Development and Family Studies. I've worked with many different populations and in various settings. I've managed early childhood programs and managed a county-wide quality improvement program in Los Angeles with over 175 early childhood programs. 

 

My dream of being a mom was slowly becoming an unrealistic dream as I struggled to get pregnant. Once it was safe to say I was going through a healthy pregnancy, I knew I would be an amazing mom! I had dreamed about this for so long and I had done so much for so many children and their families. How was I not going to be a pro at being the best mom ever? 

 

Reality hit hard as weeks, months and then years went on with me trying to be supermom on little sleep. My daughter is a very spirited girl and she has so much to do, that she has no time for sleep. Because I felt like I was an expert in Early Childhood, I told myself that I didn't need a Sleep Consultant. I was running on fumes and I needed change. 

 

I came across the Expect to Sleep Again Sleep Consulting website and was instantly attracted by all of Arielle's posts and information. I knew that I had to join for myself and most importantly to teach my daughter to love sleep. 

 

I am so excited to be able to offer my love and passion for working with children and families to support healthy sleeping habits for children! Share your story with me! I'm ready to hear it and I'm definitely ready to help you and your family get some much-needed sleep

Rachael Inman

Certified Pediatric Sleep Consultant

Sleep. Who knew that not getting enough could be so disruptive to the entire family? When I was expecting my first child, I decorated the nursery, completed a registry, and read caring for newborn books. I anticipated restless nights in the beginning and felt rejuvenated when I had my first six-hour stretch of uninterrupted sleep. When I went back to work however, my son’s sleep got worse, waking every couple of hours at night. I was not prepared to still have so many sleepless nights four months into this whole mom thing, especially after having to function at a full-time job during the day. I then did what any new mom in an exhausted state does – google how to get my baby to sleep and figure out why this was happening.  What I found through my search results was more than I could have ever expected – enter Arielle!  

I found Arielle on a community forum just as she was getting into the sleep consulting business. The things she said made a lot of sense and I saw a drastic improvement in my son’s sleep (and my relationship with my husband) just by following her general advice. Who was this magic woman? I had to know more so I continued to follow her through the development and growth of her business, observing from afar when things were going well.  When we ran into bumps through the toddler and preschool years, I didn’t hesitate to hire Arielle, and like clockwork, sleep improved for the whole family. I also hired her shortly after the birth of my daughter – and I swear it is the reason she is still the BEST sleeper in the world after almost 3 years!
 
When I hired a sleep consultant, I was expecting to improve sleep for my family, but an unexpected benefit was developing a passion for sleep! I couldn’t believe this type of information wasn’t readily available sooner – and I thought more people should know. I found myself passing along Arielle’s name to friends who ran into struggles. One friend told me they could see my passion for sleep and suggested I do something with it. I didn’t think much of it at the time, but shortly after, Arielle announced the launch of her Expect to Sleep Again Dream School. I found myself excited to enroll and now I am excited to be part of the Expect to Sleep Again Dream Team to help you and your family get the sleep you need!

Megan Knopik

Certified Pediatric Sleep Consultant

The first five months of life my twins Claire and Owen were relatively good sleepers. I thought everything was going great and we were lucky enough to skip the dreaded “4-month sleep regression”. Then they turned 5 months old and my husband Joe and I were officially sleep deprived.  

 

Being the Google Queen that I am, I started, searching for everything I could to try and figure out how to get my babies to get back to sleeping well. Not only was nighttime a nightmare, but naps were also crazy. When Claire was sleeping Owen was awake, and as soon as we got Owen sleeping Claire would wake up.  Our life revolved around sleeping and feeding two babies on opposite schedules. Our marriage was struggling because we were both full of frustration and both so tired.  I will never forget one night when we were woken up FOURTEEN times between the two of them. That’s when I hit my breaking point and took the advice of a fellow twin mom and hired Arielle.  

 

Within days we saw so much improvement! We had our lives back. We were finally able to put our babies down for bedtime and go on a date night, run errands, do anything we pleased because our babies were sleeping! Not only did our experience improve our lives but it also improved Claire and Owen’s. We now had such happy and content babies. It was literally like a switch flipped.  

 

Now two years after we hired Arielle, I still contribute their (mostly) easy going personalities to the quality sleep they receive. I can’t imagine what our lives would be like if we didn’t take this leap.

 

I’m so excited and honored that I was given the opportunity to join the ETSA Dream Team!  I cannot wait to help you the way that Arielle helped us.

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Science, St. Cloud State University

The Cradle Coach - Certified Baby and Toddler Sleep Consultant

Molly Leighton

Certified Pediatric Sleep Consultant

My journey to sleep consulting is like many others. I was a new mom and thought that my sweet son was just alert and active for a 15 week old. I started to do a bit of research about sleep coaching and training on my own and got immediately overwhelmed by Dr.Google. I reached out to someone in my network who recommended Arielle and Expect to Sleep Again Sleep Consulting. From my first conversation with Arielle, I immediately felt comfortable and trusted her knowledge and the detailed plan that she created for us. 

After working with Arielle and helping my son learn the important skill of sleep, I became passionate about learning and helping others too! I'm frequently sharing my knowledge and helping friends with their children's sleep needs and I look forward to helping yours. One bonus about working with an Expect to Sleep Again Sleep Consultant is the community of parents that you will meet. My goal as a sleep consultant is to help educate parents about the importance of sleep for children and to help families get back to a schedule and routine that works for them. 
 

EDUCATION

Expect to Sleep Again Dream School Consultant Training

Jessica Martucci

Certified Pediatric Sleep Consultant

Hi, I’m Jess! I live in New Jersey with my husband and our two girls, born in 2016 and 2019. As a new mom, I thought I was ready for whatever parenthood could throw at me. I felt comfortable around babies and I was confident in my own abilities. So that’s why, when we ran into serious sleep issues around 5 months in with my first daughter, I crashed… hard. I was exhausted, my anxiety levels were through the roof, and I wasn’t enjoying motherhood. 

 

I started looking for help. A friend connected me with Arielle. Over the course of the next two weeks, I learned more about infant sleep than any book, website, or doctor ever told me, and my daughter was finally sleeping well.

 

Why does our culture file “sleep” under the subjective side of parenting, along with topics like the use of pacifiers and the appropriate amount of screen time? Pediatricians supply us with ample information on a range of baby-care issues, but most provide little or no guidance around sleep, despite the fact that there’s so much scientific research on the subject. I couldn’t help but wonder if I could have avoided such a difficult period in my life if only I had been informed about what my baby needed for healthy sleep, and how I could help her achieve that.

 

I believe sleep is overlooked and under-prioritized. My goal as a sleep consultant is to change the way we think about sleep and the role it plays in our children’s growth and development. I want to give parents the knowledge and tools to set up healthy sleep habits for their babies and toddlers that will benefit them through adolescence and adulthood.

 

It would be my honor to help your family on your individual journey to healthy sleep!

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Arts in Communications, Marymount Manhattan College

Expect to Sleep Again Dream School - Certified Pediatric Sleep Consultant

Sarah Thompson

Certified Pediatric Sleep Consultant

My journey into the world of sleep consulting started after my son was born - a time when I felt like quality sleep had become a thing of the past.  I’ve always loved sleep for my own sanity and health, but I didn’t realize how passionate I would become until my family wasn’t sleeping!  By the time my son was a few months old, I was running on fumes.  His sleep was so inconsistent, and things weren’t naturally getting easier as many other parents had assured me it would.  I was overwhelmed, mentally drained, and frustrated, but most of all I was just so tired!  I love sleep.  I need sleep!  And when my family wasn’t sleeping, I was struggling to be the best mama that I wanted to be.

 

After an endless amount of googling sleep tips, and after buying every swaddle, pacifier, and sleep device that “guaranteed” better sleep, I realized I needed help.  I found Arielle at Expect to Sleep Again Consulting and I’m not exaggerating when I say that hiring her was truly a life-changing experience.  She helped me teach my son to fall asleep on his own, which felt like a miracle!  She also helped me to get him on an age-appropriate schedule that allowed him to get the sleep his body needed.  My whole family was sleeping much better, and I had a happier, more well-rested baby.  It felt like a dark cloud had lifted, and I began to feel like myself again.  

 

Now I have a daughter as well, and both of my kids love to sleep. They crave the consistency they get from their sleep schedules - and so do I!

 

When Arielle started the Dream School, I knew I wanted to harness my passion and help other families who were struggling.  I understand all too well what a lack of sleep can do to the entire family, and how challenging these stages of life can be.  I am thrilled to be joining the Expect to Sleep Again Dream Team, and I am so happy to be supporting families on their journey to better sleep!

 

EDUCATION

Expect to Sleep Again Dream School - Certified Pediatric Sleep Consultant

Bachelor of Arts in Communications/Marketing, Fairfield University

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