Welcome sleepless moms! I haven’t had a full nights rest in over 2 years. Why, you ask? Because like you, juggling a toddler and a baby, working, and finding time for myself has left me sleepless, yet full of joy.
I have assembled a well-rounded team that’s here to share their struggles and successes with you, as well as offer support in any way possible. This is an interactive site and we are here to cater to your mom needs. Please feel free to contact our team members with new topics you want us to tackle or even simple questions about motherhood. That’s what we are here for….
Having a child in a foreign country has been quite a challenge to say the least. From European products to European doctors, an American mom can really be thrown off! I have found my favorite tool for advice is the comment section of mom blogs and websites of real women that give the low down of what to really expect as a first time mom without all the bells and whistles. I am excited for the opportunity to connect with other women like you and to share stories and advice on this crazy ride called motherhood.
Stacie — Mom of Audrey
After graduating, she relocated back to Los Angeles, where the obsession with getting healthier evolved! Dr. Mona’s journey became less about the physical aspects of healthy living, and more about the mindset of overall wellness. Since then, she’s furthered her education on nutrition and fitness, fallen in love with yoga, and transitioned to a plant-based diet.
Dr. Mona has spent the last 7 years truly embracing healthy living and educating those around her on how they can achieve their goals. Being a Doctor of Pharmacy, she’s studied the connection between pharmaceutical science and overall wellness, but still believes medication is only part of the equation. Her theory is that diet, exercise and lifestyle are equally as important (if not more). Most pharmacists believe in filling prescriptions, Dr. Mona believes feeling better stems from an overall healthy lifestyle.
Originally from Nebraska, I grew up out on the prairie with my family doing all sorts of fun farm stuff. I moved out to Los Angeles in pursuit of my dream as an actress. Moving into motherhood while still pursuing those dreams is a bit scary, but even more exciting. Auditioning with a baby bump was a blast!
I loved my childhood, which now living in a city, feels rather unique. I grew up with several brothers, my grandparents, and cousins all just a horse ride down the road. The realization of my childhood experience being so vastly different than my own child’s is a little daunting, if I’m going to be honest. Instead of family surrounding us, we have amazing friends who have become our LA family. We still plan on taking many trips back to good ‘ole Nebraska as well! For this country girl, it’s fun knowing I have my little California boy!
I’m excited to share my thoughts, my fears, my screw ups, and this crazy journey I’m on. I’ve already had so many amazing mamas who are friends and family share their stories along the way, and I’m really looking forward to continuing that legacy! It really is special that we women get to experience motherhood and are able to share with each other the most precious, and often times hilarious, moments of our lives!
Caitlin — Mom of Odin
Hey Sleepless Moms, my name is Lynnaya. My friends call me Naya. I’m a Minnesota native, born and bred, but currently reside in Menomonie, Wisconsin.
I have accomplished many things in my 29 (plus) years but what I’m most proud of now is that I have stayed true to myself, and truly happy with who I am.
One minute you’ll find me bustin’ a move to some hip-hop and the next, line dancing to some good ol’ country music. I will always be up for the party! My mood can change like Minnesota weather, but one thing’s for sure, what you see is what you get with me!
I am a mom of three completely unique individuals who rule my days, fill my heart to the fullest, ruin any chance of sleep, make me want to be a better person, make me question my parenting skills, make me wonder how my parents survived, make me stop in awe at the pure beauty in their adorable little faces, and at the end of the day, make the vino taste that much better after they finally go to sleep!
When I do manage to get my brood out the door (and very rarely on time) I get all three to separate locations and then take a 12-minute vacation in my car to myself on the way to work. I then spend my day working as an Optician. I’ve always been a natural in the sales industry and truly love what I do.
Did I mention I have a wonderful husband? Wayne is what I like to call a triple threat! He’s an Army Veteran, Cowboy, and a Police Officer! We don’t always get a moment alone due to our hectic work schedules, but when we do we try to make it count!
All in all, I think it’s safe to say I thrive off chaos. As much as I might complain about it, how boring would my life be without all this? Cheers to our chaos and cheers to vino!
Lynnaya — Mom of Elly Mae, Ava, & Eli
Hi There! My name is Leann, and I’m so excited to be part of this dynamic team at Sleepless Mom! I was born and raised in Los Angeles and grew up on country music in a bikini! I have always had a passion for health and fitness, doing workout videos in my living room and trying every diet under the sun. I have now discovered my favorite, effective ways to stay fit and eat a nourishing delicious diet, and can’t wait to share with you!
Along with my nine to five office job, I teach Pilates and Barre, volunteer for Girls on the Run, compete in triathlons and races, and started a healthy meal prep delivery service! My love for spreading fun and fitness led me to create my own balanced lifestyle brand, Cowboy Hats and Yoga Mats. I plan women’s fitness retreats with local wellness brands, vendors and workout studios!
I geek out on the latest trends, studies and breakthroughs when it comes to nutrition, exercise and anything that helps us live our best life! I have my Bachelor’s in Health Science, and am Sports Nutrition Certified. You can find me hiking in Malibu, cruising on the Manhattan Beach Strand, at a concert, in yoga class, reading a new cook book, drinking wine with friends or shopping at the local farmers market!
Life is about balance. One of my favorite quotes is “Most people have no idea how good their body is designed to feel.” I hope to provide this community with knowledge, including easy tips and tricks to create lasting health in ourselves and our growing families!