Isn't it so easy to get bogged down in the small details of life (raising children, running a household, running a business) and feeling like you are struggling to keep up with everything, while mastering nothing?
We feel this too, so we decided, as we launch our new website to take a moment to celebrate a big accomplishment! Baby Sleep Science has surpassed 5000 consults! In 2016 we consulted with over 1120 families.
In case you don't know our story, we (Erin and Meg) were very accidental small business owners. In 2009 we met and joined forces at a popular Boston based parenting center. We made a great nurse/scientist team together and as Erin advanced at Harvard in the Division of Sleep Medicine and Meg wrote curriculum and we both taught infant sleep classes at the parenting center, we were all in a good place.
Then, in the winter of 2014 the parenting center abruptly closed its doors and laid everyone off without warning. But our clients kept emailing us, asking us to continue to help.
We decided on the spot to continue our work. Meg's husband was our lifeline - spending countless late nights building our website and advising us on all the overwhelming tasks launching a small business includes. Our Boston clients were loyal and wonderful, and then we found a scrappy bunch in Minnesota who shared our work, and then Denver, and Brooklyn, and now we work with families from all over the US and world!
Now, our blog sees a very healthy 50-60, 000 individual visitors each month and has had over 2.8 MILLION page views since we launched in 2014. But, it's been a team effort - and we want to thank YOU, our loyal clients and followers for continuing to support us.
We *heart* you! Keep up the good work Mamas and Papas.
Meg, Erin and the Baby Sleep Science Team