Hi, I'm Denise. I have been where you are. Twice.

Through the all night wakings. The restrictive schedules. The feeding struggles. And the feeling that I must be missing out on some secret magic sauce for making this sleep business a little bit easier.

I trialled allll the sleep training advice and techniques boasted out there (blindly) and put my decade of research expertise into action to try to crack this mystery of baby sleep. And I’ve learned a little something along the way.

I want to save you the headache and pass on to you everything I have uncovered through research, experience and supporting hundreds of families in their sleep journeys.

Don’t worry. There’s nothing prescriptive about it. I value your unique parenting style and the special bond that you have with your baby.

Hi, I'm Denise. I have been where you are. Twice.

Through the all night wakings. The restrictive schedules. The feeding struggles. And the feeling that I must be missing out on some secret magic sauce for making this sleep business a little bit easier.

I trialled allll the sleep training advice and techniques boasted out there (blindly) and put my decade of research expertise into action to try to crack this mystery of baby sleep. And I’ve learned a little something along the way.

I want to save you the headache and pass on to you everything I have uncovered through research, experience and supporting hundreds of families in their sleep journeys.

Don’t worry. There’s nothing prescriptive about it. I value your unique parenting style and the special bond that you have with your baby.

At MIMC, we understand that baby sleep is both a biological need AND a learned behaviour.

These two driving forces need to align for your baby to transition happily and confidently into the sleep state. Rather than giving you a prescriptive A-B-C to the perfectly sleeping baby, we are all about uncovering the why.

There’s no one way to achieve this alignment. Every parenting style is different. Every baby temperament is different. Every relationship is different.

Why do babies sleep when they do? Why do they need so much of it? Why do they resist sleep when they are clearly tired? And why does sleep change across development?

And then using this as a means of empowering and guiding your choices as a parent.

Tapping in to understand sleep from its core, to really appreciate the internal landscape of your baby, and to let this inform the structures and rhythms that you put in place, allows you to be proactive instead of reactive to your baby’s sleep needs.

All the while preserving that oh-so-important attachment that you have with your little one.

Denise has been studying and teaching on various aspects of behaviour for nearly two decades. She has a PhD in Anthropology and Biology from the University of Victoria.

She turned her attention to sleep after having her own two little humans and becoming both fascinated and perplexed by how unnatural sleep can feel in those early years.

She is driven to help make sleep less of a mystery for new parents and empower them to make informed decisions when it comes to healthy sleep practices that adhere to their unique parenting styles and family values.

When not spilling about all things sleep, Denise can be found heading undergraduate classrooms at the University of British Columbia, dancing/running/exploring the outdoors, or hanging out with her husband, their two kids, and their pup in beautiful Squamish BC. 

Denise has been studying and teaching on various aspects of behaviour for nearly two decades. She has a PhD in Anthropology and Biology from the University of Victoria.

She turned her attention to sleep after having her own two little humans and becoming both fascinated and perplexed by how unnatural sleep can feel in those early years.

She is driven to help make sleep less of a mystery for new parents and empower them to make informed decisions when it comes to healthy sleep practices that adhere to their unique parenting styles and family values.

When not spilling about all things sleep, Denise can be found heading undergraduate classrooms at the University of British Columbia, dancing/running/exploring the outdoors, or hanging out with her husband, their two kids, and their pup in beautiful Squamish BC.