We found Jacquie online when our son was a newborn, when we realized we had a lot of questions about caring for a newborn, but no one in our families to ask/help (we were new to the area and our families are not close by). Jacquie has a warm, compassionate, and easy-going manner that was incredibly reassuring to two stressed out and sleep-deprived first-time parents. We immediately felt comfortable with her in our home and with our son. Jacquie always somehow knew exactly what we needed and although she asked us what we needed, she also made suggestions on what she could do, and it was an incredible gift to not have to think through exactly what to ask but to simply say “yes” to her suggestions! So, Jacquie took our baby for walks, held him, helped get him to sleep. This allowed me to continue working from home and my wife to sleep, and Jacquie would bring our son to my wife to feed when needed. She also helped my wife get the hang of breastfeeding, and gave us some soothing tips. 

Our only regret is not having Jacquie come sooner, more regularly, and not having her do an overnight or two! We will certainly be in contact with Jacquie if we have more children so we can have her postpartum support again – it was invaluable the first time around. ~ Peter, July 2017

Jacquie was a godsend when our son was born. We were pretty clear we didn’t want many people around after his birth so we could spend time getting comfortable in our own little family unit. However, we didn’t know how exhausted we would be, or how many questions we would have! Jacquie stayed up with Arlo in the middle of the night to afford us some precious sleep. And she helped this new mama with baby basics like baby wearing, bathing and sleeping– without judgement or fanfare. She also naturally made sure the house was clean, healthy meals were made, and fresh water was always by my side. She is the kind of person who knows how to step in and help without a great deal of direction–never overstepping the line–just having a natural sense about what will be helpful in any situation.

-Jess & Ken, 2013

Jess and Ken