Karen Master Newborn Care Specialist and Sleep Consultant
Before becoming a Master Newborn Care Specialist, Karen was a Professional Nanny for 34 years, serving families all over the United States. Karen followed her passion and is now working with babies and parents full time as a Master Newborn Care Specialist, Sleep Consultant, and New Parent Educator. She takes a team approach when working with families to educate, empower, and support them in becoming confident parents. In addition, she loves keeping in touch with families as their babies grow over the years.
Karen has received her 35 year Service Pin award from the International Nanny Association and was honored with the 2018 Meritorious Service Award from the INA.
Background and Training
Karen has received her NCS training thru Newborn Care Solutions completing their Foundational Program and Mentorship and received CACHE Accreditation on this program. She completed the Advanced Program and Mentorship, and finished with their Master Newborn Care Program and Mentorship.
Karen has also completed the SleepWonders Program as a Sleep Consultant. She is currently working on on her New Parent Educator Certification with CAPPA.
Karen is a member of the International Nanny Association (30 years), served on The Board of Directors for 6 years, was a member of the Publications Committee, was a writer and Editor of the INAVision for 2 years. She also served as a member of the Newborn Care Specialist Committee, the INA Ethics Committee, and 4 years as a member of the INA Board Nomination Committee. Karen’s other volunteer work with the International Nanny Association included INA Conference Roommate Coordinator, and the INA Conference Guide Coordinator.
Karen has been a speaker at several INA Conferences, facilitated several INA Conference Roundtables, and served on several INA Conference panel presentations. She also enjoyed being one of several INA Conference photographers!
Karen has two special events from her INA history - Passing the INA Nanny Credential Exam, being nominated for Nanny of the Year in 1994. Another fond memory from her nanny career was being nominee for the Child Caregiver of the Year Award by Parent’s Magazine in 1998.
Home + Family
Karen makes her home in Western Massachusetts with her partner Tom. She is a proud step-mom to Jaymes and Krystyne, and recently became the proudest Grammie to Xavier! She loves the beach, travel and photography.
Karen provides overnight newborn care in Boston and Western MA.
Karen is diligent, non-intrusive, understanding and we are fortunate to now call her a lifelong friend. She has made a special place in our family by the love that she showered on our son and on us. Her bright attitude and encouraging words helped me through my postpartum blues; furthermore she provided support to my husband while I was going through a rough patch. One of our fondest memories will be of Karen leaving hilarious notes around the house, mostly to put a smile on our tired zombie faces.
The techniques that Karen taught us have helped us establish good sleeping habits for our son. As our family grows in the future, we look forward to working with Karen again in the capacity of a NCS. However, regardless of her role as a NCS, she is now forever a part of our family and we are so grateful to have known her and been able to start the journey of parenthood with her as our cheerleader. She will be an asset and thrive, no matter where she goes or what situation is presented to her. We have nothing but praises all around for her.