My name is JoAnna and I have been working with children and their families for over 30 years. I started as a Nanny and Household Manager and in 2016, I started Peace of Mind and transitioned to a career as a Newborn Care Specialist. Since then, I have added to the services I offer clients by becoming a Certified Lactation Counselor and a Certified New Parent Educator.
When I partner with a family for their postpartum period, I feel that my role is to support and to be an extension of the parents while being available for expert information, guidance on the many decisions parents need to make, and emotional support. Adding a new family member is one of the most important, happiest, and most stressful events in life, and I love being able to support families through their postpartum transition and help them find their new family dynamic.
I live in Northern Virginia with my husband of 30 years, our adult son and his spouse, my amazing Mom, and three crazy kitties. When I’m not working, I enjoy spending time with family and friends, reading, painting, swimming, scuba diving, and traveling.