For the Love of Sleep

Sleep deprivation got you down? Need some strategies to help your little one sleep better? Brenda understands (she’s been there) and with her gentle teaching methods you will both be sleeping soundly in the near future.

Parenting Your Way

Want to be the best parent you can, but need a little help? Learn tips and ideas suited to your parenting style.

Join the Community

PF Members enjoy a sense of community through online forums and additional advice from Brenda.

Sleep Solutions

Help your child get the sleep they need. I will help you increase your child’s ability to sleep longer using a gentle caring manner.


Online Community

A private online community where you can share your ups and downs. You can get advice on many parenting subjects.

Parenting Solutions

Fill your parenting toolbox with solutions. You will be provided with ideas based on your parenting style.

Brenda McSween

I, Brenda McSween, am the very proud mother of a wonderful young man and the extra caring adult (aka stepmom) to two wonderful young adult males. When I became a mom I was floored at all the conflicting information that is available to parents. It became my mission to help others find the best solutions to their parenting concerns. My dream of being a Parent Advisor became a reality and Parenting Foundations was born.

I have over 20 years of professional experience working with children and families and hold a Bachelors of Child Studies Degree from Mount Saint Vincent University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. I am passionate about helping parents navigate through the wonderful adventure of raising children. In 2013, I became a Pediatric Sleep Consultant. I felt the training would add to my skill set and give parents a choice of how they teach their children to sleep effectively.

I am a firm believer that there is often more than one way to do things and that offering choices empowers parents to do what suits them and their families the best. I sift through the massive amounts of information available and offer suggestions to enhance your parenting style and/or your ability to help your child sleep.  My goal is to help parents feel they are making the best parenting and sleep choices for themselves and their child(ren).

What People are Saying About Parenting Foundations…

I enjoy that I can reach out to the group and get a response on the same day. It’s much easier when your in the moment getting advice than sometimes when its all passed and you are just trying to clean up the mess. I know things change and there will always be challenges along the way. Having the support system is very key to my family when our other support lives so far away.


I love the encouragement I get from you when I am feeling like things are not moving along fast enough. The lack of sleep from frequent night wakings makes it hard to feel positive about the progress we already have made. I also love that your approaches aren’t set in stone, and it’s okay to have a night where we are just too tired. You just encourage us to try again next time!


Joining the Parenting Foundations group has been one of the best things I have done as a new mom! It has been comforting to connect with others who might be experiencing the same challenges, and great to learn from those who are working through situations I had not even considered yet! Brenda has been such an incredible source of support.  She truly cares for everyone in the group.