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A quick introduction

Children often have challenges both eating and sleeping.

Unfortunately, each can also exacerbate problems in the other area. If a child doesn’t sleep well it can affect eating and if a child doesn’t eat well, it can affect sleep!

There are many ways we can address both the eating and the sleeping but often we reach a point where we need a little expert help. Luckily if sleeping is a problem I have a solution.

I have worked with Kim at Cherished Sleep over the years both through business and personally.

Kim and I have run joint webinars and live events combining eating and sleep. Every time we work together I love the simple, gentle way Kim is able to explain how to support a child to sleep more deeply and well.


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Personally, I have always struggled to sleep well. In fact, I can honestly say that it’s been one of the biggest challenges of my life. Not sleeping well makes everything else more difficult not to mention being detrimental to health.

Unfortunately, I was not one to take my own advice and so instead of bringing in an expert, I struggled on for decades thinking I was doing everything ‘right’.

Finally, in 2020 I got Kim involved and it has literally changed my life.

I figure if Kim can fix me, she can work with anyone!!

Check out what Kim has to say

When you or your child aren’t sleeping well, it can feel like your whole world is falling apart. In your sleep deprived state, it’s important you feel you can trust the person you hire to help you with this. That’s where Kim from comes in.

Lack of sleep puts you at greater risk of depression, anxiety, and physical health problems, and if your child is affected, their wellbeing and development is at risk. Kim doesn’t take this lightly, and neither should you. If you’re living with a child who doesn’t sleep well, you’ll know exactly what I mean. But even if sleep is OK sometimes, if you’d like to change your child’s sleep habits it pays to reach out BEFORE you get to the soul-destroying stage.

Kim is the founder of Cherished Sleep, Mum to two gorgeous school-age children, and certified Sleep Sense™ consultant. She knows that it’s hard to enjoy your child and really be there for them when you’re exhausted – let alone be your best at work or take care of all your other family and household responsibilities.

Cherished Sleep started out of necessity. When Kim’s son started having major sleep issues at 7 years of age, it was a struggle to locate the right help, and the lack of sleep almost ripped her marriage apart. It took Kim’s background knowledge, research, and persistence to solve that issue, but it also led to a renewed love of sleep and all its benefits. Following the sleep path led Kim to further training overseas, university lectures and continual education as part of a global network of sleep specialists.

Kim’s qualifications include a Bachelor of Science (BSc), majoring in Psychology and Pharmacology, along with post-graduate Health Science papers, and NZQA certificates in adult education and mental health. These days you’ll also find Kim mentoring new Sleep Consultants as they start up around the world.

If your child isn’t sleeping well, Kim will get you back on track, and help your family get the rest they deserve. Book in a free initial call to learn more here:

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Our family got in touch with Kim after struggling for a few years with my daughter’s disrupted and out-of-whack sleeping and bedtime routines.

April had always been my “good sleeper” as a baby/toddler/child but things started changing around the age of 8.

Suddenly bedtime became a massive struggle, she constantly fought us and argued, constantly got out of bed for a myriad of reasons and often wouldn’t fall asleep before 10/10.30pm! This created other issues with her behaviour, performance at school and general well-being plus a lot of arguments between my husband and I about what was the best approach and basically bedtime became a yelling, angry time.

After speaking at length with Kim, she developed a specific program for April and WOW what a change! I’m not going to lie, the start was challenging and hard work and at times I really wanted to give up but I kept thinking of my goal and the end result: to be able to send her to bed without any challenges and have her remain there and fall asleep quickly.

As if all of this wasn’t enough, we are also in the middle of a global pandemic and where we live we are CONSTANTLY in and out of hard lockdowns with the kids homeschooling for months on end, unable to socialise with friends or family, no community sport to partake in and just a huge disruption to our routine.

Despite these very difficult circumstances we persevered because we were all invested in this and I am a big believer of where there’s a will there’s a way. So we soldiered on and with fabulous results! Kim’s program provided that little bit of routine and stability for April when everything else had been taken away.

Bedtime became a beautiful time of unwinding and reading together and we’ve definitely bonded over it. In the end, we got the exact result we were after and actually even more! April and I enjoy quality time together, she no longer fights bedtime and in fact she now openly admits and recognises that she’s tired and is happy to sleep – what a turnaround!

I highly recommend Kim and her program, the investment of time and money is SO worth it. If you are considering it, don’t let anything hold you back! Go for it and you too will enjoy peaceful nights and a happy family just like we are!

Mum of Miss A
(8 years old)

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