About Patience

Fierce Family Supporter


To parent better we have to think differently.

There isn't one right way to parent.

Your family is made up of unique individuals. What you need to have a healthy happy family, is going to be very different from what I need.

I've created a set of services and classes that isn't a set ideology. Ideologies create judgement and guilt around doing it right or wrong.

I'm about doing what works.

I want you to have a different kind of relationship with your child. 

I work to bring you strategies that support what is best for everyone in your family.

You have instinctual knowing about what is best for your child, but the culture undermines you. My goal is to help you connect to and trust your own instincts.

Bringing it Together

Biology allows me to take into account how a child physically and mentally grows and develops.

Anthropology brings in the aspect of culture and the influences it has on the way we parent.

Research provides evidence based information to make sure the advice I give has been tested.

My experience as a parent, along with my years of working with families, provides a personal understanding of the struggles of parenting.

This comprehensive approach creates support that is scientific and understanding.

You get the real facts applied in a way that works and makes sense in your real life. 

Is Patience your real name?

Yes, Patience is my real name.

At birth I was given the name Patience Elizabeth Meurer. Then I married and took my husbands last name which is why I am known as Patience Bleskan.

I know it seems too perfect. A parenting coach and infant sleep expert named Patience. All I can say is, it was meant to be. Working with families and uplifting the world of the child is the only work I have ever wanted to do.

I'm a Mother

As the mother of 4, I support families with both a personal and professional perspective. I've had my own experiences with postpartum depression, loss of community, and balancing a career with raising a family. These experiences, and my passion for helping others understand children, are what drive my work. 

PS: I'm not a perfect parent. But I do have pretty amazing kids.

Growing up

As a toddler, I walked around nursing my baby dolls.  In high school, my final term paper discussed how parents can teach children to make good choices.

I'm the 5th child of 8 biological siblings. I'm also lucky enough to have added a couple of step-sisters to the group. That makes 10 of us. 

At 6 years old I taught myself how to do laundry. I was tired of waiting. 

Education & Experience

Master of Arts in Educational Psychology, 2004 Emphasis: Early Childhood

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Cum Laude, 2002 Emphasis:  Childhood Development & Learning

CAPPA Certified Postpartum Doula 

8 years of Preschool Teaching

15 years as a Parenting Consultant and Educator

9 years as a Birth and Postpartum Doula


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