Testimonials 

Families who are part of the village. 

 Andrew, Max, Shawn and Ellie Tavani 

Andrew, Max, Shawn and Ellie Tavani 

Shawn Tavani

"We are super grateful to have come across such a wonderful person to care for our daughter." 

Having a newborn with a rare genetic disorder upended our lives as new parents. Because it was a rare skin disorder called Epidermolysis Bullosa (or for short “EB”) we were reluctant to leave our baby girl, Ellie, with anyone until her first birthday. We met Lilly when she was still in nursing school and she quickly learned how to care for Ellie’s specific special needs. Having a trusted caregiver allowed me and my husband to spend some much needed time taking care of ourselves and our shared family responsibilities. Lilly cared for Ellie a couple of days a week at our home for two years, and additionally made sure her medical needs were being met to help Ellie transition into preschool. Lilly became family during those special early years of Ellie’s life, we are super grateful to have come across such a wonderful person to care for our daughter.
— Shawn and Andrew Tavani
 Haven, Karen and Paul Houghton 

Haven, Karen and Paul Houghton 

Karen Houghton

"Lilly goes above and beyond in supporting us as new parents." 

Our daughter began her first month of life in the NICU, and we were overwhelmed with finding care that we could fully trust when we both went back to work. Lilly provided the perfect balance of sincere care AND skilled pediatric care. We fully trust Lilly’s professionalism, expertise and love for our baby girl. But perhaps just as importantly is her kindness, passion for her work and true joy she gets from caring from others. Lilly goes above and beyond in supporting us as new parents. She helps us feel connected to our daughter while we are not with her and ensures she is safe, loved and happy! When we have questions she gives us her personal advice as well as research-based information and practical methods for application. If we can’t be with our daughter, we want her to be with Lilly.
— Karen Houghton
 Luke, Olivia, Kristine and Emmy Lucas

Luke, Olivia, Kristine and Emmy Lucas

Kristine Lucas

"She helped us interpret, simplify and apply doctor's instructions to real life." 

Our second daughter was born prematurely at 32 weeks. I felt overwhelmed by information about my daughter’s care in the NICU. We were sent home with hospital equipment and I was paranoid about being out in the world having to care for such a delicate, tiny baby in addition to managing a balance at home with our three-year-old. I reached out to Lilly, who is a friend of mine, for support and advice due to her years of NICU experience. She helped us interpret, simplify and apply doctor’s instructions to real life. As a nurse and mom herself, Lilly is truly amazing at understanding and working with the entire family. I felt that she helped us care for our preemie, our there-year-old and also ourselves— specifically me as an overwhelmed mom of a little one with special care needs.
— Kristine Lucas