Sleep Consultant + Director
Describe your perfect Sunday?
I would be up early for a run or walk followed by a coffee on my own before the day really begins. I love starting my day with “me” time before the day gets busy. A nice breakfast with Matt and the kids followed by the beach and a swim in the pool is how we spend most Sundays and it’s pretty great. If I can squeeze in a few chapters of a good book or a movie with Matt once the kids are asleep, I’m a happy lady!
What is your number one tip for new mums?
So hard to pick just one tip! For new mamas, it’s all about learning to feed your baby. Whether it's breast or bottle, it takes time and patience. I want all new mums to know that sleep deprivation is real and it can affect every area of your life. Don’t be hard on yourself and expect to feel incredible if you’re not getting enough sleep! I guess my top tip is to have a sleep plan for when the going gets tough.
What is your favourite mantra?
When the boys were newborns I just had to continually repeat and remind myself “I can do hard things” because there were so many moments that were unbelievably hard and I didn’t feel strong enough to face them but that was one mantra I regularly used.
Accounts Management + Director
Matt works within the Sleep Mama company managing the books and the growing team. He has a business degree, loves surfing, training at the gym and competing in triathlons. His parenting philosophy is to be a great role model for his twin boys and make a difference in the life of others. Matt also works full time as a Firefighter.
What is your favourite meal?
You can't beat a big steak and a fresh Mediterranean salad. But if I were to pick a cheat meal it would be pizza and ice-cream!
What is your number one tip for new Dads?
Do the chores. All of the chores, anytime you see one, do it. Take as much pressure off your partner as possible and remember, your baby is only new once, cherish those moments as there will be time for recreation later.
How is your favourite way to spend time with you children?
Phones down and give 100% attention no matter what we are doing. Wether its swimming or playing superheroes, I just try to be present and on their level.
Head of Customer Support
Georgia is just months shy of completing her Psychological Science Degree, she has a particular interest in children’s development and wellness. She is a step mama to a beautiful 4 year old. Her role at the Sleep Mama allows Georgia to forge on going relationships with families utilising the program. She has an incredibly caring nature and desire to achieve the best and most realistic result.
Where would we find you on a typical Friday night?
At home with my partner and step daughter watching a movie or heading out to dinner.
How would you describe yourself in three words?
Passionate, bubbly and compassionate.
If you could tell every mum out there one thing, what would it be?
Head of Toddler Life
Jenine is a mama who brings 19 years of practical experience within the childcare industry and an advanced diploma of children’s services to the sleep mama team. She has a passion for working with parents and toddlers. She believes in protecting the emotional wellness of toddlers and creating a loving environment to do so. Jenine loves to keep busy with outdoor activities with her family and extended family. She balances her busy lifestyle by regularly practicing yoga and pilates.
How would you describe your personal style of parenting?
I try and take a relaxed approach to parenting and keep a sense of humour when possible. From the outside it may appear I am on the “soft side” of parenting and I am okay with that as I pride myself on nurturing and being respectful of my son, I like to allow him to have his own voice. I believe in encouraging my son to communicate as much as he is capable of doing. I hope to lay the best foundation for him to grow into a respectful, loving and happy adult.
What would we find in your handbag?
Aside from the usual wallet, keys and phone, you would find some lip gloss. Also a coin purse filled with change for the skill tester machines and baby wipes. Even once your kids grow out of nappies, it’s so handy to have wipes available.
What is your favourite thing about teaching toddlers?
I love how unpredictable they can be at times, they are all so different and individual in their own little ways. I love watching toddlers develop new skills, even observing the areas in which they excel or find challenging is incredibly insightful to my role as a lead educator. There is nothing better than guiding a toddler, gently teaching him or her to master skills and conquer challenges and frustrations. The way they flourish and often have their own style of communicating and language, its adorable to watch. Toddlers are a beautiful balance of independence and relying upon their parents and carers still, they want to do things their own way but with the support and love of their carer’s. The toddler age group teaches me so much about myself also.
Sophie is a proud mama to her adorable one year old baby boy. She is a digital mastermind with a passion for creating beautiful spaces both online and in real life. She brings her creative talents and positive energy to the Sleep Mama team by bringing our programs and website to life.
What is your number one beauty tip?
Nourish your body from the inside and the outside will follow, I love a good skincare routine but if you are not eating whole foods and drinking lots of water your skin won't be happy.
How would you describe your personal style?
My personal style is a little bohemian and a little eclectic, I know what I like when I see it. I think your personal style in your fashion and home is a huge reflection of your personality. Be adventurous!
If you could describe motherhood in one word, what would it be?
It's an all consuming love that you really cannot describe until you experience it. I wouldn't change one tiny thing about being a mum, it's the best feeling in the world... as cliche as that sounds, it's true.